Destination Truth

Season 1 Episode 3

Ropen and El Chupacabra

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 20, 2007 on Syfy
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The nocturnal Ropen is investigated in Papua New Guinea. Later, the team looks into claims of Chupacabra sightings in Chile.

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  • This episode is awesome.

    10
    I like this episode its just I feel like Josh is getting bossy to his fellow crew the way he talks with sort of attitude. But I like him. So far I like all the episodes can't wait to see the next one. I think its about bigfoot and nahuelito
  • Looking for proof of El Chupacabra. Bus driver supposedly hit one & had a hair from the animal stuck in the windshield wiper. The scientist could not ID the hair-what was their guess? Weak end to the chupacabra 'something is killing the livestock'...moreless

    7.9
    Looking for proof of El Chupacabra. A bus driver supposedly ran one over and had a hair from the animal that was stuck in the windshield wiper. The scientist could not ID the hair- what was the scientist's guess? Week ending to the chupacabra 'something is killing the livestock'... What was the animal they looked at in the zoo? The vicious little animal in the cat carrier that had to be drugged twice before the cast could go near it. I think they called it a . It looked like a mix between a ferret and a badger. If some one could ID the animal I'd appreciate it.moreless
Steve Buller

Steve Buller

AV Forensics Expert

Guest Star

Gregg Stutchman

Gregg Stutchman

AV Forensics Expert

Guest Star

Dr Andrew Engilis

Dr Andrew Engilis

Zoologist

Guest Star

Marc Carter

Marc Carter

Cameraman

Recurring Role

Lindsay Gillette

Lindsay Gillette

Tech Support

Recurring Role

Eric Wing

Eric Wing

Lead Researcher

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • While in the tunnel searching for the Ropen, footage of a large spider in a tube shaped web can be seen. This appears to be a one of the many species of funnel web spiders, one of the most venomous spiders on the planet. A bite from one of these aggressive spiders is extremely painful, its neurotoxin causing uncontrollable vomiting and perspiration, fluid accumulation in the lungs, muscular spasm, coma and in many cases, death in about a week, if the proper antivenin is not administered.

    • Also Appearing:
      Investigation 1: Ropen - Papua New Guinea
      Pastor Jacob Kepas - Ropen Eyewitness


      Investigation 2: El Chupacabra - Puemo, Chile
      Alberto Urquiza - Chupacabra Expert
      Ignacio Idalsoaga - Zoologist
      Dr Elizabeth Witcum, PhD - Veterinary Geneticist, UC Davis

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Josh: (describing the Chupacabra) Some even say it is a vampiric alien, or worse yet, a disgruntled ex-cast member of The Muppets.

    • Josh: (as they show him a quique, thought to be mistaken for a chupacabra) After a minute of trying to pull the creature out of its cage I was expecting this kid to pull out a bloody stump instead of... a ferret? Well, arguably the meanest damn ferret I have ever seen.

    • Josh: (referring to his dreadlocked guide Max) Any time you're going in search of carnivorous dino-bird, for safety's sake you should always bring along at least one member of a Reggae band.

    • Josh: (describing the Chupacabra) The witnesses claim it kills their livestock by draining their blood through a single puncture wound to the neck. That's how the creature got its name 'El Chupacabra', meaning 'Goat-Sucker'. Truthfully speaking, if you grew up with a name like that, you'd probably have a bad temper, too.

    • Josh: (when they get to the cave where the Ropen supposedly lives) We were about to squeeze into a tiny opening in a pitch black cave to look for a dangerous, man eating bird. Can't get much stupider than that!

    • Josh: (suspicious that his native guide is completely lost lost) Do you know where the cave is?
      Max: This place has changed.
      Josh: The place has changed?
      Max: Yeah.
      Josh: It has changed, how?
      Max: Because of these trees here. (points at some saplings) They were not like this before. They were huge trees!
      Josh: The trees do not get smaller, Max. We are not in the right spot, I don't think.
      Max: (thinks about what Josh has said, and then nods) I can lead us to the cave. But I don't know how.
      Josh: You can lead me to the cave, but you don't know how?!

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