Werewolves

Werewolf Sightings In America!

Werewolf, skin walker, shape shifter or man dog, throughout the years these terms have been used to describe a number of sightings of an unidentified figure. Believed to be half man and half wolf, werewolves have shown up in tales and legends throughout American history. Some of the most chilling first hand experiences come from […]

Werewolves In France!

In sixteenth century France, there were a significant number of reported werewolf attacks, which led to several people being accused of being werewolves, or lycanthropes. These people were tried and most were found guilty. This series of trials are referred to as France’s “Werewolf Trials.” Many historians liken these werewolf trials to the Salem witch […]

Werewolf Sighting In Europe!

Reports and legends of werewolves have surfaced from nearly every continent and from centuries in the past. Though often thought to be only in myths and the past, werewolves, or lycanthropes, have been the subjects of numerous sightings in the 20th century. Some of the most intriguing sightings have occurred in Europe; namely Scotland, England […]

Werewolf Sightings In India!

Recently there was an incident regarding modern-day werewolf accusations in India. Perhaps the circumstances were coincidental, but a documentary about dholes; a reddish not quite a wolf but not quite a jackal type animal; was being filmed right next to a village where several young children were being attacked by animals. Authorities in the area […]

Werewolves In Wisconsin!

The history of werewolves in Wisconsin began in 1936 as a man encountered a large creature towering over six feet and covered in hair. The creature was digging on the side of a road and communicating orally but not with a howl as would be expected, it was described as more of a growl with […]

Werewolves

Werewolves, also known as lycanthropes, are mythological or folkloric people with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or wolflike creature, either purposely, by eating Henbane, or after being placed under a curse. The medieval chronicler Gervase of Tilbury associated the transformation with the appearance of the full moon; however, there is evidence that the […]

Werewolf Origins

Many authors have speculated that werewolf and vampire legends may have been used to explain serial killings in less enlightened ages. This theory is given credence by the tendency of some modern serial killers to indulge in practices commonly associated with werewolves, such as cannibalism, mutilation, and cyclic attacks. The idea (although not the terminology) […]

Ancient Lore of the Werewolf

In Greek mythology, the story of Lycaon provides one of the earliest examples of a werewolf legend. According to one version, Lycaon was transformed into a wolf as a result of eating human flesh; one of those who were present at periodical sacrifice on Mount Lycæon was said to suffer a similar fate. Herodotus in […]

Werewolves of Europe

Many European countries and cultures influenced by them have stories of werewolves, including Albania (oik), France (loup-garou), Greece (lycanthropos), Spain (hombre lobo), Mexico (hombre lobo and nahual), Bulgaria (varkolak), Turkey (kurtadam), Czech Republic/Slovakia (vlkodlak), Serbia/Montenegro/Bosnia (vukodlak, вукодлак), Russia (vourdalak, оборотень), Ukraine (vovkulak(a), vurdalak(a), vovkun, перевертень), Croatia (vukodlak), Poland (wilkołak), Romania (vârcolac, priculici), Macedonia (vrkolak), Scotland […]

Becoming a Werewolf

Historical legends describe a wide variety of methods for becoming a werewolf, one of the simplest being the removal of clothing and putting on a belt made of wolfskin, probably as a substitute for the assumption of an entire animal skin (which also is frequently described). In other cases, the body is rubbed with a […]

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