Posts Tagged ‘animals’

The Goat Sucker is a famous Cryptid, who is believed to inhabit parts of the America’s. Puerto Rico has the first reported sightings, the name comes from he creatures habit of drinking the blood of livestock animals. The descriptions vary but it is supposedly a heavy set creature the size of a small bear with quills from the neck to tail. Sightings are usually not supported with any evidence and those that have are largely disproved as canid’s with mange.

A report, presumed the first. was made in Puerto Rico in 1995 where 8 sheep were found dead. They had three puncture wounds to the chest and were drained of blood. In 1975 a rather similar thing had been reported but had been attributed to the Vampire of Moca instead.

Many of the reports have turned out to be coyote with mange, one such case was August 2007 in Cuero, Texas, where Phylis Canion lost nearly 30 chickens. She brought the thing to light and it was tested, it was found to be a gray fox with extreme mange.

A similar legend from New Orleans concerns a lovers lane, location Grunch Road. It is said to be inhabited by Grunches who bear a similar resemblance to the chupacabre.

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Now DO NOT watch this if you have a weak constitution, you’re very easily upset or you are going to find yourself feeling uneasy about this. I am warning you because I personally love and adore animals but curiosity has got the better of me…

The link will be at the bottom but it’s up to you, please do not say I haven’t warned you.

The main bulk of why I posted this is actually more to do with it being Vintage footage, whilst a little gruesome in nature it also has some very interesting information.

The footage I picked was a particular man, Sergey Sergeyavich Bryukhonenko, he was a Soviet Scientist during the Stalin era. His research was vital to the development of open heart procedures in Russia, but he is primarily remembered for a machine – the autojektor.

Basically it was a primitive heart and lung machine, the device was used with various results on canines and can also be seen in the video below.  He was posthumously awarded the Lenin Prize.

The video is in the public domain and can be downloaded as part of the Prelinger Archives, the version I watched was English dubbed and it’s a very controversial watch.

I think the most poignant part for me would be at what point is a display of science more about the shock value than the actual use? Clearly we’re looking at a very old video, it’s from the 1940’s but you can clearly see that this is something akin to Frankenstein but the reality makes it more shocking, of course that’s if you believe it to be real.

These kind of things can vastly turn into an outcry about the hideous behaviour, how could they! Well lets be honest this isn’t today’s world we’re looking back at people who most likely felt this was the best approach. The only thing I would say is that I am glad it is not something I was part of.

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