The Luminescent Werewolf
This article is not referring to a werewolf action figure that will glow in the dark after exposure to light. Not that such figures aren’t cool. Glow-in-the-dark toys are an extra special kind of magical. I don’t think I own any glow-in-the-dark werewolf figures, although I do seem to recall that they exist. I do have other glow-in-the-dark action figures, though. The Ghost King from the LORD OF THE RINGS toyline comes immediately to mind. And SPOOKY PIRATE, the figurine that came in a box of CAPTAIN CRUNCH breakfast cereal when I was a wee laddie. (Which I still have lying around somewhere, though sadly mine is not complete, as a complete figure goes for a shit-ton on eBay; incidentally, one of my very first attempts at writing prose fiction was a short story featuring Spooky Pirate as its lead. I was six, I think.)
No, the werewolf in this article was reportedly real. The glowing in the dark attribute is fairly novel, however, in cases of werewolf sightings. The werewolf appeared in December of 1913, and was said to be able to emit “sparks” from its mouth when it gnashed its teeth. (Come to think of it, why HASN’T somebody created an action figure of this beast?! Glowing in the dark and spitting sparks? That’d be AWESOME!) The luminescent lycanthrope even appeared to assist a robbery suspect, attacking the flatfoot who tried to collar him. The villain still got pinched, though the glowing werewolf got away.