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Are Werewolves Cryptids?


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#1    flareobox

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:39 AM

Hi there guys,

Are Werewolves cryptids? If so are there any Cryptozoologists famous for their research in the creature?

When I say Werewolves I don't mean the ones that transform from humans, I mean more realistic ones like possible cousins to the Sasquatch.


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:15 AM

in so far as they're as made up as a lot of cryptids, then yes, they are.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:43 AM

Not sure how it could be a cousin to Bigfoot?

I mean wouldn't it be from the wolf/dog line and Bigfoot would be from the ape/human line.


Of course assuming either is real.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

i would imagine that any "werewolf" that doesn't transform from a human is simpy just a wolf...... not that i believe in werewolves

View Postflareobox, on 23 December 2012 - 05:39 AM, said:

...When I say Werewolves I don't mean the ones that transform from humans, I mean more realistic ones like possible cousins to the Sasquatch.

realisitic? cousin to sasquatch?....... never knew that sasquatch was proven to exist

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

View Postflareobox, on 23 December 2012 - 05:39 AM, said:



When I say Werewolves I don't mean the ones that transform from humans, I mean more realistic ones like possible cousins to the Sasquatch.

Are you refering to Linda Godfrey work of dogmen ?

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:07 AM

ohh boy....

I must not fear. Fear is the Mind-Killer. It is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear.
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:28 AM

View PostJeff Albertson, on 23 December 2012 - 11:44 PM, said:

Are you refering to Linda Godfrey work of dogmen ?

Yeah.


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:41 AM

View Postflareobox, on 24 December 2012 - 12:28 AM, said:

Yeah.

Personal oppion if the so called dogmen are real I think there would just be a subspecies of sasquatch. The anadotale evidence for dogmen seems to me just sasquatch sightings that are misinterpeted as dogmen, if sasquatch is real.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:06 AM

View Postflareobox, on 23 December 2012 - 05:39 AM, said:

When I say Werewolves I don't mean the ones that transform from humans, I mean more realistic ones like possible cousins to the Sasquatch.

Because when I think realistic, I think "related to Sasquatch".

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:47 AM

View Postflareobox, on 23 December 2012 - 05:39 AM, said:

Hi there guys,

Are Werewolves cryptids? If so are there any Cryptozoologists famous for their research in the creature?

When I say Werewolves I don't mean the ones that transform from humans, I mean more realistic ones like possible cousins to the Sasquatch.

I'd have to say that Werewolves are perfect examples of a cryptid species.  They, like all other "cryptids" are creatures for which there is loads (imagine a cart of manure) of anecdotal evidence, but absolutely no hard, irrefutable, or definitive physical evidence making their existence highly unlikely.

Werewolves are imaginary. If someone tells you that they can shapeshift into a wolf, you may want to make sure they are not going to be piloting a vehicle of anykind soon or making huge decisions that will impact the lives of many because they are either on drugs or in need of a psychological evaluation.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:16 PM

View Postflareobox, on 23 December 2012 - 05:39 AM, said:

Hi there guys,

Are Werewolves cryptids? If so are there any Cryptozoologists famous for their research in the creature?

When I say Werewolves I don't mean the ones that transform from humans, I mean more realistic ones like possible cousins to the Sasquatch.

I think werewolves can be approached from different ways. There's a lot of different kinds of canine lore out there. In the cryptid sense I think Godfreys works are the ones that pop up most often as a collection. I'm not sure if there are really any cryptozoologists in the sense that bigfoot has cryptozooligists.
This might be a helpful link, it sources a lot of books on werewolves. http://www.newanimal.../werewolves.htm It has a lot of stuff from all over the spectrum of the lore so you will have to weed through a bit to find the kinds of material you are looking for.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

My idea of a werewolf is a real wolf with serious rabies


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:51 PM

Yes, they are cryptids. I'm reading a book on sightings of them right now called "Real Werewolves: True Encounters in Modern America". Having a blast with it because they quote alot of stuff I've already read about and watched XD





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