The vast majority of werewolf sightings took place over a hundred years ago, back in a time when people were much more superstitious than they are now. There just aren’t many reported these days. However, in Tauá, Ceará, Brazil there have been quite a few werewolf sightings reported in the past few years, so many in fact that Tauá has been labeled the Werewolf Capitol of South America.
On Monday, July 7, 2008, on the night of a new moon, a woman reported seeing a werewolf near her home – a being that was half-wolf half-man. On the following day, a twelve-year-old boy told police that he also saw a werewolf near his house. That was just the beginning. Even more werewolf reports came flooding in to the local police, reports of werewolves being sighted and of werewolves stealing sheep.
A couple of the witnesses who saw the beasts claimed that the werewolves were hideous and emitted a strong stench that smelled like sulfur. The priests in the area advised their parishioners to remember their prayers and to keep their crucifixes on them at all times.
The werewolf attacks continued.
On January 28 in São Sepé, Rio Grande do Sul, a woman told police that she had been attacked during the night by a dog that walked on its hind legs like a man. The woman was brought to a doctor where she underwent a medical examination – the wounds were confirmed.
Then, on February 13, a werewolf attempted to grab a woman in São Paulo.
Marcos Sandro Lira, the regional deputy police officer, told journalists investigating the werewolf attacks that it was simply people wearing werewolf masks in attempt to scare the locals so that it would be easier to steal their sheep.
But was it simply men in masks or was it actually werewolves? What do you think?
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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.