In Episode 1, Season 3 of Castle Speaks, CSTO Teen Program Interns discussed fear through scary stories they were told as children. CSTO Teen Program Intern Elizabeth discussed a story about Chupacabra's that her neighbors told her, “At night the Chupacabra comes out and finds farms and starts sucking the blood from the goats and cows and the stocks. But if it doesn’t find any animals to feed on and it sees a human near by, it will go to them and feed on them instead.” They got goosebumps all over, and the parents warned the kids to never go out in the dark.
The way the Chupacabra got it’s name is because people around Puerto Rico kept seeing their farm animals, being fully drained of their blood with three puncture marks on their chest. The way people describe the Chupacabra’s features is that it looks kind of like a reptile, it’s skin being leathery. It is said to move similar to a kangaroo by standing and hopping around.
After Elizabeth talked about the Chupacabra, she realized that it was not as scary as imagined and it wasn't even real in the first place. We realized that talking about your fears is a great way to overcome them and it also can be quite funny at times. We just couldn't stop laughing when we were recording!
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