Do you believe in werewolves? It seems like a simple enough question, right? But it really isn’t so easy to answer. I know that everyone that comes here loves werewolves, you love watching them on the screen and love reading about them in books. But have you ever thought for a moment about whether they’re real or not? I have, and here are my thoughts on that big question…
As a child obsessed with horror, I once believed in all of the monsters – werewolves, vampires, ghosts, demonic garden gnomes (blame R.L. Stine), and on and on. But as an adult it’s not quite so simple. I am no longer that child that believes in magic (sad), I am now a ridiculously logical adult who is addicted to research and finding proof to everything. Everything. I still love LOVE werewolves and vampires, which is why I write for both a vampire site and werewolf one, but do I believe in them – no.
The reason why I don’t personally believe is because I have been studying werewolves personally and professionally for over 10 years now and have read every story and myth I could get my hands on. In all that time, with all of that research, I have not once come across even a single bit of actual proof that werewolves exist. I’m a woman that needs to see it to believe it, and I just haven’t seen it.
What I have learned from my research is that once upon a time, back hundreds of years ago before people had a grasp on science and medicine, they explained common ailments with superstition. People suffering rabies were labeled werewolves all because didn’t have an understanding of science and just blamed everything on magic. It’s things like this that make me believe in real werewolves even less. The fact that many werewolf myths came from ignorance.
Now, my views aren’t for everyone and I am by no means trying to steal your magic. So I ask you, do you believe in werewolves and why? Let me know in a comment below, I love to hear from you.
About the Author
Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to werewolves and other supernatural beasties. She writes for top genre sites like Vampires.com and Werewolves.com. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and you may lose a limb. You can stalk her via her Twitter.