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Sunday, March 1, 2015

More Werewolves from Nick Redfern

Yesterday I posted about Nick Redfern's MU Article about bipedal thylacines and Dogmen. Well, he know has another werewolf article for Creature of the Month on New Page Books. He wrote about the "graveyard Werewolf" seen in 2007, and the hysteria that came after the sightings(as usually happens with cryptid reports.) The sightings happened in the British Isles, and most occurred at a cemetery. Werewolf. Cemetery. Hey, its the perfect combination!

Here's how the article starts:

"It probably won’t surprise many to learn that the British Isles – which are steeped in legend, myth, and folklore - have traditions of full-blown lycanthropy in their midst that date back more than 1,000 years.
One of the most famous of all such beasts has become known as the “Flixton werewolf.” It was a marauding animal that prowled around the village of Flixton, North Yorkshire, around 940 AD. It struck terror into the hearts of the locals as it went on violent killing sprees, reportedly at the bidding of a sinister magician who was familiar with the black-arts.
I have other cases of alleged sightings of werewolves in Britain from times long gone, including the 12th and 15th centuries. But, what may well surprise many is that these legendary, menacing shape-shifters are still seen today. Welcome to the diabolical world of what I call the “Graveyard Werewolf.”"
You can read the rest of the article here.