The May 10, 1996 evening news report by Norma Cancio and Sal Quijada on KGUN-TV (Channel 9) in Tucson described the early morning experiences of the Espinoza family on May 9. Either the father or older brother opened an entrance door around 2:00 a.m. and reportedly saw a bipedal creature 3 to 4 feet tall, with scaly skin, clawed hands, red eyes, and a row of spines from the skullcap and down the back. [This corresponds fairly well with numerous stories from Puerto Rico. - ed]
The older Espinoza stated the creature "mumbled and gestured".
At dawn (approx. between 5:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.) a seven year old boy in the same house said the creature stood on his bed and briefly on his chest. Both the older and younger Espinoza family members described a smell "like a wet dog."
The Espinoza family called 911, and the metropolitan Tucson police did respond. A search of the immediate neighborhood and questioning of residents turned up nothing.
Original file name: CNI - Chupa in Tucson, AZ
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