Say what you will about the local TV news-hounds at KPHO, but the station is again leading the way in chupacabra-related journalism -- for the third time in less than a year, KPHO is reporting a sighting of the mythical animal, which doesn't actually exist.
If you're unfamiliar with the fictitious beast, click here.
Under the headline "Could it Be? Another Chupacabra Sighting?" KPHO reporter Steve Stout tells the tale of a Tucson meteorologist who claims he saw a chupacabra.
According to Stout, "some think it's the chupacabra, the creature of urban legend."
"Rumors of the mythical creature have been bouncing around the Southwest for half-century. [Chupacabras are] said to attack goats and livestock," Stout explains in the article.
Again, just to be clear, chupacabras aren't real -- but that hasn't stopped KPHO from reporting on them every time someone sees a sick coyote.
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Last April, KPHO claimed there was a potential chupacabra sighting in Goodyear. The station even had video of the alleged beast, which you can see here.
However, because chupacabras aren't real, and all, the animal seen in the video the station cited as evidence was more likely an ugly dog, or malnourished coyote, than the blood-slurping subject of urban legends.
In July, the station reported on a Texas boy who claimed he fatally shot a chupacabra. The boy turned out to be wrong -- again, because chupacabras aren't real. More on that here.
Read Stout's story here -- and be sure to tune in to KPHO tomorrow, when we're expecting an expose on illegal Leprechaun trafficking.