werewolf, werewolves and lycans

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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Whatizzit? Bear? Werewolf? Guy in a gorilla suit? Hell if I know.

It’s a bear! It’s a human! No, it’s a bear walking on its two hind legs like a human – at least that what it looks like. This video had some people shouting “Werewolf!” and others shouting “Hoax!” The consensus is that it’s a bear, walking on its hind legs like a human being. That’s…

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Monster In The Making

It seemed to happen overnight. Just like that, a tidal wave swept through our lives and all the light drained from his eyes, that little boy was gone, a soulless being was left in its wake. “I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face and the blackest eyes . . . I…

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Hair today . . .

DNA analysis on hair samples allegedly from Bigfoot, Yeti and other similar cryptids yields reveals all were from known animals or humans. It’s so frustrating for a monster enthusiast like me. Every time somebody produces some “Bigfoot” hair, it turns out to belong to a completely different, and mundane, species of animal, frequently human. I…

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How Much Is That Mummy In The Window?

Researchers have uncovered 8 million mummified animals dating back 2,500 years. Most are dogs. Archaeologist Salima Ikram says the huge number points to the likely existence of ancient puppy mills. It’s more or less common knowledge that the ancient Egyptians loved their cats, innit? Speaking for myself, anyway, I can’t remember a time when I…

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In Mexico, don’t go outside if you’re a female…

Mariana is the latest in a growing number of girls and women who have disappeared, or worse, in the populous State of Mexico, which has become the most dangerous region for women in a country that is all too used to violence. There is something inherently sexual about the image of the werewolf, just as…

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Stop in for a pint, and stay for the night. It’s not safe to be out!

I’m totally a country boy. I enjoy visiting the big cities. I find them exciting. But I could never live in one for any prolonged period of time. I’ve got too much of the wilderness in me. There’s a down side to living remote, as I do. For example, you just can’t find cool niche…

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The Japanese Wolf–Dead or Alive?

These wolves experienced a long fall from its status as a divine entity, to become hunted fugitives slaughtered by the hundreds only to turn into a forgotten footnote of Japanese natural history and a sought after cryptid said to still exist in the wilds. These creatures are so rare that there are few surviving specimens…

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Exorcising an entire country?

Exorcists recently performed an Exorcismo Magno or Great Exorcism on the entire country of Mexico to cast out demons and evil. Did it work? Who you gonna call? Call the Mass Exorcists! (I’m trusting my readers to detect the pun in this statement. Y’all don’t let me down, now.) Mexican holy men Juan Sandoval Iniguez,…

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Mail-order Murderer

Matej Curko was an alleged Slovak cannibal who killed two young women and died in a firefight with the police force in May 10, 2011. At least the guy was POLITE about it. Instead of picking a victim at random, serial killer and cannibal Matej Curko made an effort to connect with somebody who wanted…

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