Each week I search the cobweb-shrouded, darkened corners of the Internet to bring to you, my loyal subjects, all the news and ephemera relating to that fearsome, chimerical beast known as the WEHR-WOLF. Sometimes, rather than risk regurgitation of topics covered before or repetition of the overly-familiar, the offerings I present bear only a tangential connection to that nefarious brute. (In other words, sometimes I have to stretch it to make it fit.) Sometimes there is more to report than I can cover in one week, and I end up earmarking some article fodder for later use (and often subsequently forgetting about it). On the best and rarest of occasions, I discover something of which I was heretofore unaware, some hidden gem or nugget of knowledge.
This article skews more towards the familiar than the latter, and it only treats on the latter in a cursory manner. Still, it’s worth a read. While any self-respecting werewolf mark knows about Gilles Garnier, Peter Stubbe (or Stump) and the Beast of Gevaudon, we might not necessarily be as familiar with the Russian werewolf, the Wawkalak, or the story of poor, demented Thiess of Kaltenbrun, Livonia. I probably have read about the good-natured Scottish Wulver (who apparently liked the taste of fish more than the taste of human) and Claudia Gaillard, who suffered from chronic dry eye, but if so I’d forgotten about them. Bet you have, too.