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- Hi... I have been to a number of Chupacabra
homepages, but I thought that I would tell my story to you. I live in
Perth, Western Australia in the northern suburbs. It's a very comfortable
lifestyle living in Perth. We have the freedom to travel vast amounts
of distances, and once you've left the metropolitan area, populated areas
are rare and far between. Perth is the most geographically isolated city
in the world. Much of the surrounding area (98%) is bushland, much of it
has never been visited or explored. If you look at a map of Western Australia,
you will know what I mean.
- Since I have had my drivers licence I
have always made it my custom to leave the metro area of Perth and go driving
to small towns. I like to drive long distances by myself or with a friend.
I'm a country boy deep at heart, I guess that's what you could say. The
usual driving destination is a small country town about one hour and twenty
minutes north of Perth called Lancelin. We would always drive there and
go surfing for the day, hit the local snack bar and then drive back to
Perth. The drive is a long and comfortable drive with dense bushland on
either side the whole way. There is very little traffic along this road,
called the Great Northern Highway, the entire way.
- Now that I have filled in some detail
about the background of my story, it should be easier for you to picture
the events that happened on the evening of 12th November 1997.
- It was a rather cold night. It was
the beginning of summer, but the air was still chilled and the moon was
relatively full. I decided to drive to Lancelin by myself that evening,
but a friend insisted that he come along, because he was bored and I had
just had an argument with my mother (both pretty common occurrences).
I loved to just escape and be with nothing but me and the road, and a dark,
starry night. Oh, and Jimmy Barnes on the stereo. We left at about 8:15pm
and started to make our way through the northern part of Wanneroo, up Wanneroo
road and past Yanchep National Park. It was very dark and I had my lights
on highbeam. We were both having a cigarette and listening to the radio
when a kangaroo jumped straight in front of the car. It happens quite
regularly around here, so I was kind of prepared for the impact. As kangaroos
do, he stopped dead, and just stared straight into my headlights. I slammed
on the brakes and stopped about five centimetres from his rigid body.
He let out a snort and continued to jump across the road. Bastard. Scared
the living shit out of both of us. I looked around, checked the rearview
for any approaching cars and then just started to drive off.
- Just as I pulled back onto the road from
the gravel siding, I heard a squeal, like that of a wild pig. Pigs are
pretty rare around the northern parts of Perth. I know there are hundreds
of wild ones down south, but up this far? I doubt it. My friend heard
the same thing and looked at me. I asked him if he wanted to have a look
around and he said that if I got out of the car, he was going to blast
whatever it was out there with a full 150 decibels of Jimmy Barnes. I
told him not to be stupid and that I just wanted to see what was making
the noise. I probably wouldn't even be able to see anything because it
was so dark and there were no other lights around except for my own headlights
and a small Maglite I had in my glovebox. I also have a Kershaw Army knife
in there too. I grabbed the torch and the knife. My friend made the
comment that I looked hungry and was going to catch us some dinner. Very
- I opened the door and listened carefully.
All I could hear were the crickets and a shallow snorting sound, much
like that of the kangaroo out of breath. I got to the bushes edge about
2 metres from the left side of the vehicle when I saw the most incredible
thing I have ever seen. I was so shocked, and yet I was stunned and thought
that I was seeing things. I froze solid and crouched to the ground with
my knife ready and my torchcupped in my hand to block out the light. There
in front of me, about 5 metres into the bush near a gum tree were two large
red piercing eyes. They were about the size of half a tennis ball and
were almost glowing, although parts of them were lighter than the rest,
obviously from the moons reflection on the glassy surface of the eye.
Next thing I remember, I heard the squeal again and the thing moved sideways
about 3 metres andforward about 2 metres, placing it right where my highbeam
headlights were lighting up the road ahead of us.
- I knew my friend had seen it too as he
was yelling at me to get back in the car and just get out of there. I
walked back to my side of the car and got in. We wound up the windows
and locked the doors. I turned down the stereo and we both were trying
to figure out what it was. I could still see it ahead. It was just sitting
there and moving its head up and down as if it had caught something and
was eating it. There was absolute silence for about a minute before this
thing started out to walk towards the roadside. It was kind of like being
at the zoo, you know, viewing those deadly lions from some thick plated
glass, knowing that you could pull faces at them without them getting you.
I knew it couldn't see us because the lights were right in its eyes.
As it emerged from the bush we just totally freaked out.
- What we saw was nothing like we had ever
seen, even on a television show. This thing had a hairy body, like that
of a chimpanzee, all matted and stringy hair. It's head was pretty large
- as was its teeth. I know that there is no fauna or animal of any type
that has teeth of that size living in Australia, let alone Perth! It's
large carnivore teeth hung over it's bottom lip and it's eyes were like
embers in a fire. Even from inside the car, we could smell a horrible,
sulphur like smell. It stunk like a mixture of blood and sweat with some
sulphur mixed in - absolutely putrid. It kind of half walked, half stood,
bobbing up and down as it went, as if sniffing the air. It never took
it's eyes of the car. In it's mouth was part of a kangaroo, I would say
it was the mate of the one we nearly hit - although the one we nearly hit
got away. This thing had no tail, and large pointy ears. It was about
3 feet high when on all fours and about 5 feet when trying to stand up.
One thing I did notice was that it had a rather pushed in nose, like that
of a pug dog. It made the most horrible noises, squealing and then snorting
like it was dying or something.
- My friend whispered to me to just rev
the hell out of the engine and drop the clutch and try and hit it. Since
it was now eating its dinner on the road in front of my car, I thought
this would be a good idea. Maybe I could do it. I slowly pushed the clutch
in and pushed the gearstick into first. On the count of three, I revved
it, dropped the clutch and the wheels spun. This thing just froze and
starred straight at us. It looked up then, to the bush, and within a split
second it leapt straight up - dinner and all. Almost as if it had springs
for legs. I missed it totally but as I drove off, we looked in the rearvision
mirror and saw it in the gum tree straight above where it had been on the
road, still with it's dinner in its mouth!
- Needless to say, we didn't stop again.
That was enough for me. I have never spoken to anyone about this incident
since it happened, as I have always thought that someone out there in the
world wide web might be able to shed some light on what we saw that night.
We don't talk about it at all because my friend became quite anxious about
animals after that night. I am an animal friendly person who would do
anything for animals of any sort. My friend thinks otherwise.
- Thankyou for listening to my story.
Everything that has been mentioned here is 100% true and accurate. If
you can contact me with any information, my email address is (on file).
- Please keep my name to yourself and do
not post it with this story. Thanks mate.
- (name on file)