Residents of a remote English city have reported seeing an eight-foot-tall half-man-half-beast creature stalking their town, and now they're planning to hunt the werewolf animal with cameras on the next full moon.
Seven different eyewitnesses have come forward saying they've spotted the tall, fanged, hairy creature lurking about the abandoned industrial area outside the English city of Hull.
A woman first saw the weird creature before Christmas near an irrigation canal that runs through the countryside; she claims it changed it front of her from man to wolf, according to the Express.
"It was stood upright one moment. The next it was down on all fours running like a dog. I was terrified. It bounded along on all fours, then stopped and reared up on to its back legs, before running down the embankment towards the water. It vaulted 30ft over to the other side and vanished up the embankment and over a wall into some allotments."Then, months later, a couple came upon the weird hairy werewolf creature eating a German Shepherd dog next to the same canal. When they stopped to get a closer look, the beast jumped a nearby eight-foot-tall fence with the dog's body still in its jaws.
Another couple stumbled on the creature eating something furry while driving through the woods. When they described it to police they explained it had large eyes, big ears, a long nose, full teeth and hair covering its entire body.
Witnesses describe the creature as tall and hairy with the upper body of a wolf similar to the creatures commonly pictured in Hollywood werewolf movies.In the surrounding Yorkshire countryside, local legend tells of a pack of wild wolves that used to terrorize the local town. One half-man-half-wolf creature called Old Stinker has been rumored to be haunting the area for centuries.
The werewolf creature has been linked to the mysterious Wold Newton Triangle, an area of the woods linked with mysterious paranormal activity.
Author Charles Christian, who wrote A Travel Guide To Yorkshire's Weird Wolds, told the Daily Mail, "It was known for the wolves to dig up the corpses from graveyards. From that sprung the idea that they are supernatural beings, who took the form of werewolves."
The werewolf legend continued into modern times amid today's busy lifestyle powered by electricity and noisy gasoline-fueled cars.
"When people would glimpse what they thought was the rear lights of a car in front, it would instead reveal itself to be the red eyes of a wolf.Now, worried residents are planning an expedition into the countryside to hunt and track the weird werewolf creature during the next full moon and discover the truth of its existence. The expedition will include cameras and a town councilman who has offered to record the hunt, author Charles Christian told the Express.
"When you get multiple sightings combined with a tradition of stories going back centuries it is hard to ignore the possibility something might be there."
Residents have also sought the help of supernatural expert Mike Covell, who told the Express the mysterious, fanged, hairy creature could be the source of the Old Stinker legend.
"No one really knows what to do. You can hardly pop down the local council office or police station and say you'd like to report a werewolf."
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