werewolf, werewolves and lycans

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I only read it for the articles.

Robert Frost wrote that the woods are lovely dark and deep but he forgot to add scary as hell. This report comes from PLAYBOY. It DOESN’T have pictures, though. Not THOSE kind of pictures, lest any of my faithful readers accuse me of lechery. I read it and suggest it here purely on scientific grounds,…

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Double Dogmen

A video from Michigan and a photograph from Texas of what are allegedly Dogmen surfaced in the last 30 days. The werewolf of folklore was a literal wolf, a man transformed into a four-legged fiend, larger and more ferocious than your average wolf, maybe, but still recognizable as such. The “man-beast” version of the werewolf…

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The Big Black Beast of Britain

Phantom animal seen near St Austell, local councillor warns. What is it? Other than big, black, and beastly, that is. A black panther, one of the celebrated ABCs (alien big cats) known to prowl the English countryside? Is it a wolf or werewolf, one of Britain’s infamous “Black Dogs” or Hellhounds? Is it some pervert…

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That Dog Deserves a Treat!

A Boone man says he was enjoying time in the North Carolina mountains when he saw a Sasquatch and his little dog chased the beast away. His name is Zippy, and he ain’t scared of no Sasquatch. This is even more impressive when one realizes that Zippy is a dog. Not some big, churlish brute,…

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8 Films To Die For = 8 Flicks I’d Love To See

Film lineup for the 20115 After Dark Horrorfest: 8 Films to Die For, including details on each movie. I miss the After Dark Horrorfest: 8 Films To Die For. Not that they aren’t starting it back up this October; they are. It’s just that the movies used to be released to more venues, back with…

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Getting’ busy with Bigfoot

BELFAIR, Washington — Nancy Hoggert told BigFoot Tracker that she and the infamous bigfoot have been in a sexual relationship since 2008… Y’all, I can’t even. Sometimes there just isn’t any need for color commentary. It’d be kinda like that guy who made a parody video of the song “Friday” by that Rebecca Black girl….

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The Man-Wolf of Kentucky

Information has been received here that the people in the country around Buena Vista, a village in Garrard County, are much excited over the reports that a wild man has high haunts in the Kentucky River hills near that place. A party is being organized to explore a cave where the creature is believed to…

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Where Monsters Dwell

Tales of Bigfoot sightings are reported globally but the Alaskan version is the most extreme, standing over 14 feet. Is this massive, aggressive creature targeting people in the Alaska Triangle?  It’s easy enough to scoff at the primitive fears of our ancestors—safe and secure in our modern world, where electric lights keep the darkness at…

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The Granny Ripper

Tamara Samsonova, a 67-year-old pensioner and a former hotel worker, was arrested for allegedly executing the so-called “Granny Ripper” murders. Who says little old ladies are harmless? This one in particular, 79-year-old Tamara Samsonova, sure disproves that assumption. She’s either batshit crazy or just plain evil, and either way she’s a definitive threat to anybody…

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Lizard Man Returns!

The fabled Bishopville swamp creature known as Lizard Man appears to have surfaced again Sunday afternoon. This is truly momentous, y’all. 99% of the time, when photographic evidence of the existence of a cryptid surfaces, it is grainy, shaky, blurry, or in some other way less than convincing. This here photograph taken by a sweet…

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Carry on, Wayward Werewolf—the Dogman of Kansas

During our conversation I asked him if there was any chance that what he saw could have been a Bigfoot, to which he replied: “I’ve never seen a Bigfoot and don’t know how they act, but this looked like something that spends most of its time on all 4 legs.” They call them Dogmans (DogMEN?)…

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Oh Yeti, my Yeti . . .

An 8ft (2.4m) tall “well-preserved yeti” is sold at auction in Somerset for £1,350 Well, I WISH it was my Yeti. I admit it. I’m a sucker. A willing and joyful mark. Serve me up some ballyhoo and I come back like little Oliver Twist, empty plate held in trembling hands, pleading, “Please, sir, may…

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Mystery Creature on the loose in Milwaukee

Milwaukee officials are still not sure exactly what kind of animal has been spotted for the last week. It could be a lion; it could be a cougar. Whatever it is, it has captivated the city. Milwaukee, home of beer, cheese, and Jeffrey Dahmer. And now home to the mysterious . . . um, they…

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The Legend of Sawney Bean

Sawney Bean: The story of Scotland’s legendary cannibal. In 1600s Scotland, a societal outcast by the name of Sawney Bean either kidnaps or lures away a woman of low station, and the pair starts reproducing. They take up residence in a cave, from which they set upon, rob and kill unwary travelers—and then eat them….

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Eyeballs are a real pain in the ass!

CASPER, Wyo. – Police made a routine traffic stop early Thursday morning and got more than they bargained for when Roy Tilbott, 51, stepped out of his El Camino for a field sobriety test . . .  I’m pretty good at spotting a fake news story. To me, they’re all pretty obvious. Not to brag…

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The Top Five, and the OTHER Top Five

Unlike many other subgenres of horror, it is difficult to point to a single werewolf novel as the definitive work.  Here we go, a list of the Top Five werewolf novels ever written. The criteria a literary work had to meet in order to make this list? As near as I can tell, it’s just…

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One Way or Another(kin)

We talked to the internet residents who feel more like foxes, dragons, and cats than members of Homo sapiens. They are called “Otherkin.” Basically, they are human beings who believe themselves to be something else. An elf, a certain kind of animal, dragon, unicorn, mermaid, alien, an elemental spirit of some sort. Lycanthropes fall into…

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A legend goes into retirement

Rick Baker retiring: after four decades in the film business, one of the most powerful talents in visual effects is walking away. You wanna see the difference, watch AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. Then watch its lackluster sequel, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN PARIS. I’m not talking about the overall quality of the films, although there…

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The Morbach Werewolf

The Morbach Monster (Munster Von Morbach) is a werewolf that has been allegedly haunting the area of Wittlich in Germany. As an armchair monster scholar, how exciting it is to come across something new! A story with which I am, despite all my years of study on the subject, still unacquainted. I had never before…

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Get Horny!

Abbots Bromley is a small, old village in the heart of Staffordshire, England. It has become renowned for its annual “Horn Dance.”  This is so freaking cool. It puts one in mind of THE WICKER MAN (the original classic, that is, starring Sir Christopher Lee, not that travesty of a remake with Nicolas Cage), where…

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Occam’s Razor Shreds Werewolf Account

She heard a scratching sound from the window shortly after she fell asleep. In a flash of a lightning, she saw a huge, shaggy, wolf-like creature . . . clawing at the screen and staring at her with baleful, glowing, slitted eyes. She saw its bared white fangs. If this story is genuine—and we have…

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A Pill or a Prayerbook?

Grunting, clawing, and sensing a hair-covered body with cloven feet and elongated nails are symptoms of people who strongly believe they are werewolves. A researcher dug through the annals of psychiatry to find how common the condition is. Science has not had much success looking for the human soul, although it has tried. Neither has…

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Was I too quick to write off TEEN WOLF?

Teen Wolf is an American television series that currently airs on MTV, and in re-runs on TeenNick. It is based on the 1985 film of the same name.  Maybe it’s worth a second look. I remember when it was announced that TEEN WOLF would be a new series on MTV. I do recall with a…

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Leggo My Steering Wheel!

The mother-in-law, the husband, the amateur map reader, none of these are quite as dangerous a backseat driver as those infamous hands on the roads of Dartmoor. For those of us who love forteana—the collective term for the unexplained, strange, bizarre, or unusual, often with a supernatural or fantastical bent—there are certain cases we know…

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You’d think they would’ve found ‘em by now.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 15 hours after a riot at a Northern California prison, guards found a missing inmate sawed nearly in two, with his abdominal organs and most chest organs removed . . .  There are no werewolves in this story, per se, but there might as well be. It provides a perfect,…

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