The Rougarou

“Rougarou” is a sort of Cajun werewolf. (The word derives from the French Roux-Ga-Roux, which is itself a conflation of the more familiar term “loup garou,” or werewolf.) It is unique among lycanthropes, however, and deviates from the standard myth in many key ways. As with Bigfoot-type creatures that are said to inhabit swamps and…

What is it?

Other than nasty and doubtless smelly, that is. Discovered by persons unknown near the Parana River in Carmen del Paraná, Itapúa, Paraguay, the decomposing corpse looks a little like an alien. Or a Chupacabra. Or a skinned orangutan. Or a miniature version of the Flukeman from my favorite episode of THE X FILES. Or the…

Cannibal Hotdogs

So the story goes, workers in meat processing plants would fall to their deaths inside the vats, wherein they were ground up into unrecognizable pink globs and become intermixed with the bologna or hamburger or whatever. No customer ever noticed, as humans taste similar enough to cattle or pigs. This happened so often that it…