By Sean Casteel
WHY did the gods of old demand blood sacrifices? Of what use to them was the spilled blood of the innocent? And if we examine the more modern state of affairs in Ufology and the paranormal, specifically with regard to the chupacabras/”goat sucker” invasion that took place in the 1990s in Mexico, Puerto Rico and South America, can we truthfully say that this lust for blood on the part of the Ultra-Terrestrials has ever ceased?
These are some of the many questions asked in the newest offering from Inner Light/Global Communications, an ample, weighty tome called “Alien Blood Lust: Are There Vampires In Space?” Once again, publisher, editor and author Timothy Green Beckley takes aim at the warm and fuzzy approach to the aliens and makes his case for a negative, even monstrous, interpretation.
The book opens with Beckley’s characteristic frankness.
“Blood is to some Ultra-Terrestrials what water is to mankind,” he begins. “The flesh and blood of humans – and animals, for that matter, when nothing ‘more upscale’ makes itself available – could be the snack of the gods. Is there a rationale for such a bizarre statement?
“I would say so,” Beckley continues, “and it is a concept that is after all supported by the evidence presented by our primary author, Scott Corrales, as well as our team of seasoned researchers, in what is certain to be a provocative volume.
“Blood may be necessary for at least some Ultra-Terrestrials to drink or ingest through transfusion in order for them to survive while ‘adrift’ in our physical world,” Beckley added. “They may be trespassers from a parallel dimension or alternative universe where blood in its various forms has become a requisite to survival while ‘stationed’ here, in effect making them Vampires from Space.”
SOME CASE HISTORIES OF ALIEN BLOOD LUST
As reported by Beckley in the new book, on the night of March 5th, 1967, two workers in the local Red Cross Bloodmobile in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, were chased by something strange in the sky. Their van was loaded with flesh blood and, despite the fact that they were speeding to get to the hospital with their supply of human plasma, a UFO kept pace and lowered two claw-like projections on either side of their emergency vehicle as if to capture it in its prongs and lift the bloodmobile into the night sky.
On Long Island, New York, a well-respected talk show host was taken to a large “meeting hall” which fronted for the secret headquarters of a strange group of alien “androids” who called themselves “The Council of Ten Men.”
“In the recesses of the building was a hidden laboratory in which what appeared to be several corpses were laid out on examination tables. Next to the ‘corpses’ were rows of test tubes and bottles filled with blood,” the talk show host recounted. “Each bottle was labeled with names, such as ‘CHARLES’ and ‘SUSAN.’ The Ten handled some of the bottles and sampled their contents orally and without facial expressions.”
The whole scene sickened the witness, and she was greatly disturbed by the experience.
THE BLOOD SUCKERS ALMOST LAY WASTE A WHOLE VILLAGE
In a section of “Alien Blood Lust” devoted to the 1977 siege in a Brazilian island town called “Colares,” one reads the account of Dr. Daniel Rebisso Giese. Giese spent five years researching the wave that had locals claiming that, not only had they seen terrifying lights in sky, they had also been attacked by a vampire-like creature they called a “chupa-chupa,” which translates from the original Portuguese as “suck-suck.”
In 1977, strange happenings began to cause unrest in several villages and settlements in Northern Brazil. Unknown lights and unknown creatures were roaming the skies over the Bay of Sao Marcos, in the State of Maranhao, spreading terror throughout the region known as the Lowland Belt.
The people of the backwoods – called Caboclos, the local word for half-breed Brazilian – believed that beings from another world were at large in the area, searching for human blood. The victims were struck by a mysterious light which could penetrate anything and let none escape.
The situation was taken seriously by the Brazilian Air Force, who sent teams into the region and secretly documented everything. They heard the same testimony from hundreds of people, all of whom talked about a “vampire light,” or “a luz chupa-chupa.”
There are many testimonials in “Alien Blood Lust” of a dramatic nature that show the unparalleled horror the witnesses experienced, such as in the case of Ana Célia Oliveira, a teacher in Colares who was 6 years old at the time:
“I will never forget,” she said. “People and animals were attacked. There was nothing to eat. We were terribly lacking in food. Nobody was fishing. People did not want to go outside to harvest.
“Everyone was trying to move in large groups,” she continued. “Nobody wanted to be alone. All Colares had stopped. At 6 pm it was dark and we went to bed. Groups as numerous as 50 or 60 women and children gathered in a house. The men remained awake all night. They lit fires and tapped pots and pans to make noise to frighten and scare away UFOs. People started shooting in the sky to scare them away.
“We had just heard from our fathers and other men what was happening. We did not know why we went to other people’s houses at night to sleep. At night, people saw many UFOs flying in formation.
“Once I heard a man shoot and I ran to the door and opened it,” Oliveira recalled, “and saw many UFOs in formation. And suddenly they went in all directions. The objects moved very fast. People started shooting in the sky to frighten them. One came over the village, just 15 meters high.”
THE NIGHTMARE SIEGE BEGINS
Giese’s book, “Extraterrestrial Vampires in the Amazon,” constitutes impressive evidence furnished by doctors, journalists, soldiers and rural Caboclos all describing unbelievable facts that challenge the limits of our “reality.”
It was July of 1977, a sunny day after the long rainy season of winter, in the little Brazilian town of Viseu. Normally the families would be seated outdoors in the evening, with the children running to and fro. But on this night strange lights were seen moving across the sky, lights of various colors, not ordinary lights or aircraft lights. These lights were completely silent. Some of the more religious-minded locals thought the lights were “signs of the end times.”
The next morning, people arriving from nearby villages had news of a powerful sort of light which, coming down from space, could paralyze you and “suck out” your blood and your energy.
These reports of the “Vampire Light” came to the ears of the man in charge of the local police post, Sergeant Sabino do Nascimento Costa, who considered them of no importance. The mayor of the town, Carlos Cardoso Santos, laughed and gave his verdict that it was all “just fantasy.” Even the priest, who was alarmed that his parishioners were talking about prayers to ward off the evil force, took the same view, calling the reports “the wild imagination of the rural folk. Nothing to it!”
However, the next day, there arrived in town a fisherman and his son. According to the son: “About ten days ago, we were fishing near Ilha Nova. Suddenly we saw a star moving. Its brightness was very strong, stronger than the rest of the stars, and it seemed to be flashing and it came straight toward us. We remembered what we’d heard about the ‘chupa-chupa,’ so we paddled for the river bank and hid in the bushes. We just managed to escape being touched by the light. It was hanging a few meters above our boat and sweeping the whole area with a sort of searchlight, as though probing, seeking.”
In the end the light or object flew off towards the farm of a neighbor.
Another local resident was not so lucky. A hunter was sitting quietly in the thick bushes, awaiting game. An animal appeared, but something in the sky threw down a beam of light onto the animal and made off with it. Meanwhile, the hunter himself could not escape the light, which he felt bearing down on his body and sucking the strength out of him. He was sure he was going to die.
The flying object was shaped like a cylinder and he could hear voices coming from it, speaking in an unknown language. The object departed, but left him powerless. He seemed to have absolutely no strength whatsoever and was hospitalized.
A cylindrical craft was also seen by a woman schoolteacher, who said it shone its beam down on her house. She reported the incident to the same scoffing police sergeant mentioned earlier. He felt that given such testimony from an educated woman, he could not simply ignore her report.
THE FEAR SPREADS AND THE MEDIA RESPONDS
“By now, nobody in the whole area was venturing out at night,” writes Dr. Giese, “no children were playing out of doors, and fishermen were wary about putting out in their boats.”
The phenomenon began spreading to nearby villages and once again the local authorities there at first refused to believe the reports.
“In due course,” Giese writes, “the wave of cases of ‘vampire lights’ over the region turned out to be the greatest ‘UFO Wave’ ever recorded in the whole of Brazil.”
Giese then quotes an area newspaper: “The appearance of an Unidentified Flying Object in the skies over Pinheiro is producing suspense and panic among the population and has stimulated imaginations to such an extent that some are even saying that the object approaches people and then stuns them with a beam of light and extracts their blood. The presence of the craft has been established as certain. There is general terror throughout the region, folk fear to go outside at night, because of rumors that, when the UFO comes down near the ground, it emits an extremely hot luminous beam that burns people’s skins.”
From the mass of reports at the time, it was evident that the UFO’s beam would first immobilize the victim. Then he would feel intense heat and would collapse, some fainting totally. In general, small rural settlements were mainly targeted, and the victims were single, isolated persons or small groups of people.
The panic continued into October-December of 1977, again with no one venturing forth alone at night “for fear of the blood-seeking ‘vampires.’” By that time, some of the rumors and popular theories had grown to be more fantastic than ever. It was even believed by some that the UFOs were part of a secret Japanese plan for contraband trafficking in human blood. There was of course the belief that the UFOs came from other planets and there was the occasional unsubstantiated rumor that a ship had crashed in North East Brazil. But in all his years researching the area, Giese never found any proof for the crash-related rumors.
Local men began to band together into patrols at night equipped with firearms as well as fireworks to frighten off the intruders. With the 1977 Ceremony of the Procession of Our Lady of Nazareth, held the second Sunday in October in the city of Belem (the Portuguese form of the name Bethlehem), there came many folks from throughout the Amazon region to take part, bringing with them fresh stories about the chupa-chupa. Many of the stories were now perhaps a bit exaggerated, but people were talking about “vampires that came down sucking human blood, and especially from women’s breasts.”
As the tales ran like wildfire through Belem, women were all growing hysterical; immediate action was needed. And the authorities indeed took action.
Instantly, the local newspapers, which up until then had been reporting very objectively everything about the sightings of the chupa-chupa and their victims, changed their tune overnight. While one newspaper had proclaimed in November that “The Interplanetary Vampire Only Likes Women,” the very next day that same paper ran the headline “The Chupa-Chupa Is Mere Fantasy.”
This section of “Alien Blood Lust” also includes Q and A’s with Giese and a psychiatrist named Dr. Wellaide Carvalho, who came to believe the strange stories told by the locals and refused to be cowed by the Brazilian military into calling the victims crazy. There is also an interview with a Brazilian military official named Colonel Uyrange Hollanda, who similarly would not discount some of the bizarre testimonies he heard while investigating the area where the suck-suck events had occurred. After publicly stating his sympathy for the victims in A.J. Gevaerd’s “UFO Magazine,” Hollanda died from an apparent suicide which many in Ufology feel is, at the least, very suspicious.
The story of the 1977 chupacabras wave is a tale of intense bewilderment, frustration in not knowing what was going on, and, in some cases, a sense of complete panic. Over time, the chupa invasion faded away, but it left its horrifying scars, both physical and emotional, in its wake.
DOWN IN THE TRENCHES WITH THE CHUPACABRAS PHENOMENON
But all of the above is mere prelude to the meat of the book, the reprinting of the book “The Chupacabras Diaries,” by well-known researcher Scott Corrales. “Alien Blood Lust” also includes a sampling of other related material Corrales has written in the years since.
This is a thorough and scholarly examination of the chupacabras phenomenon that wreaked havoc throughout the countryside in Mexico, Puerto Rico and South America.
Corrales’ sections are intelligently written by the longtime veteran researcher of Ufology and the paranormal who is also a gifted translator by profession. Corrales’ language expertise helps to make heartfelt connections with the largely Hispanic population who have suffered the goat-sucker and who still seek answers to the nightmarish mystery. Corrales spoke firsthand to witnesses and visited some of the locales where the events had taken place.
Corrales’ work features several transcripts of conversations on talk radio in which real people grapple with the terror and strangeness of the chupacabras. It demonstrates that the phenomenon is not just a hoax but something real people have been forced to deal with on an ongoing basis.
Corrales teaches many of us a new word: “Exsanguinated,” meaning drained of blood, made bloodless. He also points out that the amount of blood consumed by a chupacabras would be many times its own body weight, so perhaps the creature is collecting blood for someone besides just itself?
THE MONSTER THAT REFUSES TO SIMPLY GO AWAY
“If reality resembled the world of fiction more closely,” Corrales writes in “Alien Blood Lust,” “monsters would be put down with the finality of Lieutenant Ripley purging the hideous alien xenomorph out of an airlock, consigning it to the vacuum of space. The sense of finality and justice delivered by a wooden stake through the undead heart of a cinematic vampire imparts catharsis, but we find none of that with the monsters and visions that persistently manifest themselves in our reality. After eighteen months of depredations in West Virginia in 1966-67, the Mothman disappeared into legend and the uneasy dreams of those whose encounters changed the course of their lives. Hunters and scientists emerge from forays after the elusive Bigfoot with little to show for their efforts, save the tell-tale strands of hair and plaster casts that have become a trademark of their avocation.
“The same can be said for the Chupacabras,” Corrales continues. “The protean creature manifested for the first time in Puerto Rico in the mid-90s, followed by a rash of sightings throughout Latin America, each time described a little differently than before. Media burnout and the trivialization of the subject by popular culture – the cascade of t-shirts and bumper stickers, rap and ranchero songs, cheap plastic memorabilia sold in marketplaces – resulted in a loss of interest in the creature’s exploits in Brazil and Chile later that decade.
“But the Chupacabras keeps coming back like a prize fighter, unmindful of the fatuous pronouncements of skeptics, as well as efforts at fitting it into the UFO totem-pole by researchers bent on seducing the media once more, their prize a conference invitation or the lure of a television show. The demon is triumphant.”
The Puerto Rican media approached the subject of the paranormal predator again in 2012, when reporter Yaritza Santiago wrote an article for El Nuevo Dia about the entity’s return to the scene, this time in the island municipality of Vieques: “A strange wild animal prowls the verdant fields and communities of this island municipality. This is the only way to explain the discovery of dead horses, hens and rabbits in situations that terrified Viequenses have ascribed to a panther that allegedly escaped from an American tourist’s possession. Others say it is a jaguar; still others speak of the return of the Chupacabras, whose existence they do not question for a second.”
THE BATTLEFIELD OF THE KILLER WHO OPERATED AT LEISURE
Thirty chickens met an untimely demise on the property of José Martínez and his wife Jeami in Barrio La Hueca. The couple had gone off to a birthday party on the previous night, returning home an hour before midnight. They went to bed and Mr. Martínez woke up at half past five in the morning to feed the family animals. In the cold glow of his flashlight, José was startled to find the roosters dead in their cages, with deep puncture marks on their backs, drained of blood. The couple told reporters that they had not heard any abnormal sounds in the night.
José, 26, and Jeami, 21, described the massacre of their animals as “a battlefield” where the unknown assailant had operated at leisure. Jeami remained convinced that the perpetrator was none other than the mysterious being that spread fear throughout Puerto Rico during her childhood. “It wasn’t a dog. I think it could be the Chupacabras.”
Reporters from the local media who investigated the incident were told of a “radar image” of a strange creature taken by a U.S. Marines radar, and observed that the fear among the island’s population was quite real.
Corrales writes further that, “On the main island of Puerto Rico, news organizations were covering the ‘gargoyle’ that supposedly haunted the vicinity of Guánica, the city with the magnificent bay on the Caribbean Sea. This nightmarish vision had attacked not only animals, but allegedly humans as well. Its patterns of attack resembled those of the Chupacabras, but not exactly the same entity. ‘Some identified it with the Chupacabras, but others believe it was a different creature, a sly and sinister one, using the ruins and tunnels of the [abandoned] Central Guánica sugar mill as its lair,’ wrote Pedro Bosque in an article for El Nuevo Dia. It was in this warren of half-flooded, weed-choked tunnels that the skeletons of its victims were reportedly found.
According to Corrales, “Despite its predilection for lovely Guánica, the ‘gargoyle’ had reportedly been seen in Lajas and San Germán, communities in southwestern Puerto Rico that acquired notoriety in the late ‘80s and throughout the 1990s as paranormal hotspots. And unlike those relatively distant years, eyewitnesses were reluctant to share their names with the media, particularly when it came to the attacks on humans.
“These incidents were discussed in hushed tones. One witness interviewed by the press claimed seeing injuries on a man’s belly, produced by an ‘animal with large wings’ whose claws had torn at his flesh ‘to the extent that his fat could be seen.’ The unnamed witness spoke soberly of seeing the victim lift his t-shirt to display the wounds received in his own backyard.
“Police officer Miguel Negrón, on the other hand, admitted to hearing ‘a loud sound of flapping wings’ while patrolling the abandoned sugar mill. Was an unknown avian taking off from the rusted cranes of the old mill? According to the officer, the ‘gargoyle’ had been described by some as a very large bird reeking of sulfur or rot (hydrogen sulfide?), feeding on live animals such as dogs, cats and horses by exsanguination.”
OTHER VOICES ARE HEARD
“Alien Blood Lust” also includes a contribution by a writer named Hercules Invictus, who interestingly enough still believes in the Greek pantheon of gods, to include Zeus and all his fellows. With his thorough command of Greek mythology, Hercules gives us a lesson on how blood and blood sacrifice figure in the stories of the denizens of Mount Olympus. Is human blood the true nectar and ambrosia of the gods?
Nigel Watson, a British writer on paranormal topics, discusses how the Dracula legend may offer hints of a UFO connection. One has most likely heard of Vlad the Impaler, said to be the historical template for the later Bram Stoker character. Watson explains that there exists in a church in Romania (in the town that was Vlad’s old stomping grounds) a 16th century oil painting of dear old Vlad with what looks like a UFO – a strange disc-like craft emitting smoke – hovering over him in the background. It’s not exactly “proof,” but it does help to illustrate the notion of a flying saucer/vampire relationship rather neatly.
And finally there is a chapter by Tim R. Swartz, the veteran of much psychic warfare, who gives an overview of the history of cattle mutilation in the US, a phenomenon that peaked in 1975 but continues to linger in sporadic incidents. Swartz also writes about cases of human mutilations that have been covered-up by military and government officials. One such case is the 1956 incident at the White Sands Missile Range, an army base in southern New Mexico, where a soldier’s body was found mutilated with surgical skill and with no traces of blood left behind. The official verdict was that the soldier had died in the desert of “exposure.”
WHY THE BLOOD SUCKER PHENOMENON IS EVIL
While there are those that might characterize the blood lust phenomenon as repellent but basically “morally neutral,” we should give some thought to the Biblical Book of Leviticus, chapter 17, which unequivocally declares:
…13 And if any Israelite or foreigner living among them hunts down a wild animal or bird that may be eaten, he must drain its blood and cover it with dirt. 14 For the life of all flesh is its blood. Therefore I have told the Israelites, ‘You must not eat the blood of any creature,’ because the life of every creature is its blood; whoever eats it must be cut off. 15 And any person, whether native or foreigner, who eats anything found dead or mauled by wild beasts must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean until evening; then he will be clean.…
The verses are clearly saying that eating the blood of an animal is an unclean thing and reason for expulsion from the community. Since there is this Biblical law unmistakably against consuming blood, one would think the chupacabras is something demonic, since it openly defies the laws of God and consumes blood as a nourishment.
Blood has always been part of the hidden agenda of the Ultra-Terrestrials, from the days of “ancient astronauts” – and their apparent demand for human sacrifices – to the animal mutilations of today.
“We think nothing of butchering a steer,” Beckley writes, “in order to get its most succulent cuts, so who is to say the aliens don’t see us in the same light, figuring us for a welcome meal on their journey through the cosmos?”