It’s always fun to read about the different ways there are to become a werewolf and, if you’re a real enthusiast, to even give some of the many theories a shot yourself. I don’t know if you’ll want to be the guinea pig for this one, it involves inhaling substances that will do lord knows what to you, in the hopes that it will do something wonderfully grotesque to you. And whether or not it will actually turn you into a werewolf, who knows? But you’ll certainly think you’re one.
Ever heard of the plant Belladonna, also known as Nightshade? This is the main ingredient in a potion that is thought to turn regular people into werewolves. Or at least, think that they’re werewolves and act like werewolves. What Belladonna actually does is give one hallucinations that make one think that they’re a werewolf. This belief will run so deep while under the effects of the ointment, that one can start thrashing around and behaving as a werewolf.
The accidental inhaling of a potion from Belladonna or contact with the ointment might just be the reason behind some of the werewolf ‘sightings.’ Certainly this couldn’t be the case in every instance, especially those where close interaction with a werewolf took place. But it might explain some of the stories where people saw ‘the wolf from a distance’ or ‘where the actions were certainly that of a werewolf.’
Or is the fact that these supposed hallucinations are the only thing the Belladonna plant is capable of doing to you, also just rumors? Will rubbing this ointment on your skin, or creating a potion from it and inhaling the vapors really make you a werewolf?
Just one more theory to throw into the mix…