Kites and Cryptids

Icy Comet: Welcome to the Poptropica News Channel!  It looks like you can fly a kite in Cryptids Island!  Here is Black Widow, telling you more about how you can go fly a kite in Poptropica!

Black Widow: Thanks, Icy Comet!  here is the story:

Go fly a kite

Hey, Poptropica Members! Did you know that you can fly all the kites in the kite store on Cryptids Island? There are lots of kites to choose from.

Pandas do make me smile.

Try more of them, if you haven’t. And you non-Members don’t have long to wait. Cryptids Island will be open to everyone on January 18.

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Icy Comet: Hey!  You changed the non-members’ release date to January 18th!  It used to be January 17th! 😡

Black Widow: Let’s go onto the next story…

Icy Comet: Next up on the Poptropica News Channel, a story about a man from Kentucky who thought he saw the Chupacabra.  Here to tell you more, Captain Crawfish!

Captain Crawfish: Well first of, if you don’t know what the Chupacabra is, I would suggest reading this, so you understand the story better.  But read it fast, I haven’t got all day!  Now, if you are done reading that, here is the story:

Cryptids in the news!

Did you hear the news? A couple weeks ago, a man in Kentucky saw a strange creature running around his farm at night. He shot and killed it, and discovered a bizarre, hairless creature with a pointed snout that walked on four legs.

Well, some people thought this might have been proof of the chupacabra — not that the man had had any bloodless goats turn up on his farm recently.

Unfortunately for monster hunters, a wildlife biologist examined the body and determined that the creature was probably a raccoon suffering from a disease that had caused all its hair to fall out. Oh well. The chupacabra may still be hiding somewhere out there!

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Icy Comet: One last thing before we have to go, Icy Comet’s Blog will not be hiring any more authors for awhile, I will let you know when they will start hiring authors again.  Congratulations to Neat Comet who was recently hired as an author!

~Icy Comet

P.S. Let me know if you liked the way I did this post, I wanted to try something new, but I didn’t know if it was going to sound good or not.  If you like it, I might do more posts like this.


Do you believe in the Chupacabra?

It’s time to get to know another Cryptid! This time you will get to know the Chupacabra. Now, here is Captain Crawfish, telling you about the Chupacabra.

Your Cryptids: Chupacabra

Chupacabra: ¿Que es?

Cryptids Island is coming on Monday to Poptropica! Before you take on some of the world’s most fearsome mythical monsters, we’d like to tell you a little bit about the legends. “Chupacabra” is Spanish for “goat-sucker,” and that’s exactly what this creature is said to do. Unlike many cryptids, the Chupacabra is a relatively recent phenomenon. The legend began in Puerto Rico in 1995, when a farmer found that several of his animals had been killed overnight, and the blood drained from their bodies through strange puncture wounds. Since then, the stories have spread to Mexico and the United States. But accounts of the Chupacabra vary widely: sometimes it is reported to be doglike in appearance, and sometimes, as in the drawing above, as an alien creature that walks on two legs. The only thing that unites all the tales is the creature’s bloodsucking behavior. Recently, a Chupacabra body was thought to have been found, but was proven to be a coyote with mange. So the questions remain. Is the Chupacabra a new, unknown animal? Is it a space alien? Or is it nothing more than a legend dreamed up by angry farmers? Perhaps one day we will know the truth.

Do you believe in the Chupacabra?

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As Captain Crawfish said, Cryptids Island will open to members Monday, and it will open a couple weeks later for non-members, we don’t know the exact date yet.

~Icy Comet

Update: Non-members will be able to play Cryptids Island on January 17, 2011.