We kick things off by getting some background on Scott Corrales and how he came to study the esoteric. He provides some fascinating perspective on the impact the US space program had on his community growing up. He also discusses his early mentors, Pedro Ferriz and Salvador Freixedo, two giants of Mexican Ufology. We talk about the evolution of his work and how it led to studying the Chupacabra.

Scott gives us a thorough look at the remarkable physical desciption of the Chupacabra. We find out if there was a history of the Chupacabra in the historical record of either the Latin culture or esoterica, in-general. Amongst this discussion, we talk about the possibility that the Chupacabra could be some kind of insect. Also discussed is the strange trend of what appear to be 20 year gaps between possible Chupacabra flaps.

We get an in-depth look at the massive Chupacabra flap in Puerto Rica of the mid-1990's, including the pop culture sensation that was the Chupacabra, the evolution of Chupa sightings throughout the island during this time, and the infamous posse of Mayor Soto, a Puerto Rican politician who led civilian Chupa hunters. We talk about the unique nature of the Chupacabra, as far as cryptozoological animals, in that they are known for their aggresssion.

Corrales covers the strange migration of the Chupacabra, or Chupa variations, to various parts of the world after the mid-1990's Chupa flap. From there, we cover the wide array of paranormal elements connected to the Chupacabra. He also talks about the line of research where psychics examined Chupacabra evidence and give their feedback. Scott gives us the lowdown on purported Chupacabra evidence in the form of eggs and hair.

We cover the biggest "bone of contention" for Chupa skeptics : the lack of photographic evidence for the Chupacabra. We cover the various branches of thought regarding just what the Chupacabra is (animal, ET, human experiment gone awry, interdimensional being, etc.) Scott talks about how NASA is held is such high regard in Latin countries and this allows for more sureptitious activity for various government agencies operating under the cover of being NASA.

This segues into a discussion of the long standing rumours of US government having mysterious doings in Puerto Rico. And we wrap up the Chupa talk with what the latest news is on the Chupacabra and whether or not it has fizzled out after the mid-90's wave.

Moving on to a discussion on Ufology, Scott compares the Latin American UFO scene to its American counterpart. He talks about a strong "about face" that has overcome the Latin UFO scene, where the field is becoming highly skeptical of the UFO phenomenon. He talks about how the Internet may have hurt the field of Latin Ufology. We find out if the mainstream perception and media is also becoming more skeptical.

Scott talks about what is going on down in Mexico, which is appears to be a hotbed of UFO activity. This leads us to a discussion of Scott's "Inexplicata : The Journal of Mexican Ufology", how it evolved and what it has become today. We find out what Scott has going on next and how to get his books, "Chupcabras and Other Mysteries" and "Flash Point : High Strangeness in Puerto Rico".

We ask Peter what direction does Ufology, as a science, need to go from here and he gives us his point-by-point take on what developments need to happen for the field to evolve. We find out what Peter's response is to those in Ufology who say we have to move on from "lights in the sky."

We wrap it up with an update on Peter's move to a former ICBM missile site this past Summer and how the listeners can help the National UFO Reporting Center.

Scott Corrales became interested in the UFO phenomenon as a result of the heavy UFO activity while he lived in both Mexico and Puerto Rico. He was also influenced by Mexican ufologists, Pedro Ferriz and Salvador Freixedo, a former Jesuit priest who advocated a paranormal, interdimensional interpretation of the phenomenon. In 1990, Scott began translating the works of Freixedo into English, making the literature and research of experts and journalists available to English-reading audiences everywhere. This led to the creation of the SAMIZDAT journal in 1993 and his collaboration with Mexico’s CEFP group, Puerto Rico’s PRRG, and the foremost researchers of Spain’s so-called “third generation” of UFO researchers.

In 1995, Corrales documented the manifestations of the entity popularly known as the “Chupacabras” in three works: “The Chupacabras Diaries”, “Nemesis: The Chupacabras at Large”, and “Chupacabras and Other Mysteries”. In 1998, the SAMIZDAT bulletin was replaced by the Inexplicata: The Journal of Hispanic Ufology, as the official publication of the nascent Institute of Hispanic Ufology. In addition, Scott has been a guest on numerous radio shows and his articles have been featured in several national publications.

His website is inexplicata.blogspot.com

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Scott Corrales