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Full moon brings out inner werewolf,


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Some people are more violent and exhibit tendencies comparable to werewolves during a full moon, according to Australian scientists.

A study conducted at the Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital, north of Sydney, found that in the year to July, 91 emergency patients with violent, acute disturbances comparable to werewolves were admitted.

And a quarter of these occurred on the night of a full moon, double the number for other lunar phases, according to Leonie Calver, a clinical research nurse in toxicology.

"Some of these patients attacked the staff like animals, biting, spitting and scratching," she said. The patients had to be sedated and physically restrained to protect themselves.

Miss Calver's study, reported in the Medical Journal of Australia, said: "One might compare them with the werewolves of the past, who are said to have also appeared during the full moon."

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So drugs and full moons make for werewolf mythology? Unless they are superhuman on PCP I cannot imagine someone very drunk doing were kind of things. Sure they might get mad and yell but if you tip them over they fall if drunk. Anyways...lolrawr

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It's more like the inner ancestry as Australia was a British Penal Colony to cultivate the land before population grew. Although the effects of the full moon is not only limited to Australia, but the point being it's not a "werewolf" syndrome.

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Werewolves did not transform at the full moon. The transformation was caused by rage and could occur at any time...

Yay misunderstandings!

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Werewolves did not transform at the full moon. The transformation was caused by rage and could occur at any time...

Yay misunderstandings!

DO YOU MEAN they FURSPLODED?! :D

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DO YOU MEAN they FURSPLODED?! :D

*fursplodes on you*

Actually I think the process is relatively slow, I'm not aware of any documents that describe a transformation in any sort of detail (and if there were, we can easily assume that hey were grossly exaggerated). A "slow" transformation, where a witness never sees the person transform, would seem quite logical, imo. For some time, when a grisly murder was reported, being a werewolf would have been an acceptable excuse. (Of course, you would still be persecuted and possibly killed shortly after, but if you were a werewolf then you had no choice! Using the "werwolf" excuse to explain your anger would have been a very good one, and if you plead to the right person, they might have even been willing to help reverse the curse.) But! The problem would be that no one would ever see a person transform from human to wolf, they would only witness wolf-like mannerisms (which are very normal for angry people--we're animals, of course we will be aggressive in a fit of rage), and any reasonable person would flee, being under the impression that the next "stage" would be complete transformation from man to beast, in which the person would have no control over (or memory of) their actions.

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Try sitting in on the night shift at your local hospital ER on a Friday or Saturday night at the full moon and you'll see exactly what they're talking about.

Unless they are superhuman on PCP I cannot imagine someone very drunk doing were kind of things.

You'd be amazed at what the very drunk can do if they turn violent.

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I know what behavior they're talking about, I was just saying that the full moon has nothing to do with werewolves (unless you want to go with werewolves as were portrayed in media). x)

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I know what behavior they're talking about, I was just saying that the full moon has nothing to do with werewolves (unless you want to go with werewolves as were portrayed in media). x)

Sorry to sound flippant,but what other kind of werewolves are there? I mean to say they do not actually exist do they? apart from certain mental disorders, of course.

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As someone who works in the emergency medical field, I can tell you firsthand that there IS a correlation between days/nights where a full moon is observed.

A couple of years ago, I decided to hold my own personal study on the phenomenon. I tracked the number of times I had to "work" (in other words, got called to an emergency) on full moon days/nights compared to those days/nights not under a full moon.

I tracked this for a period of eight months between January, 2007 to the end of August of that same year. During that span, I worked 7% more calls on full moon days/nights than on any other night by average.

Don't ask me for an explanation....I don't have one.

I only know that for the time I tracked it, there was a correlation.

And I'm about as skeptic as they come.

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Try sitting in on the night shift at your local hospital ER on a Friday or Saturday night at the full moon and you'll see exactly what they're talking about.

You'd be amazed at what the very drunk can do if they turn violent.

As someone who works in the emergency medical field, I can tell you firsthand that there IS a correlation between days/nights where a full moon is observed.

A couple of years ago, I decided to hold my own personal study on the phenomenon. I tracked the number of times I had to "work" (in other words, got called to an emergency) on full moon days/nights compared to those days/nights not under a full moon.

I tracked this for a period of eight months between January, 2007 to the end of August of that same year. During that span, I worked 7% more calls on full moon days/nights than on any other night by average.

Don't ask me for an explanation....I don't have one.

I only know that for the time I tracked it, there was a correlation.

And I'm about as skeptic as they come.

I have talked to EMTs and LEOs and they do state that during full moons they have an increase in bizarre incidents. I still believe they are exaggerating to compare it to werewolf behavior. Perhaps something weird is happening at that hospital but it is beyond bizarre.

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Sorry to sound flippant,but what other kind of werewolves are there? I mean to say they do not actually exist do they? apart from certain mental disorders, of course.

Of course they don't exist, but mythology never mentioned that those accused of being werewolves transformed during a full moon. That is almost exclusively a modern adaptation to the story. Murders were often blamed on supernatural things, such as werewolves, because humans were simply too good to commit such a crime. Originally, in order to become a werewolf, one usually made a pact with the devil or a deal with a witch. Such a deal would lead the individual to transform into a beast during severe moments of anger. Perhaps they acquired a cursed amulet or sash, and would transform when such items were worn. The full moon didn't come into play with European werewolves until much, much later.

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seems like just another wannabe published scientist to me.

Reputation destroyer.

A lot of mental patients/agressive ppl identify with this mythology. They seek it out. It's not cuz the moon is full they go crazy, rather the other way around. Maybe on some level it gives them an inner excuse for being extra violent.

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If this is indeed statistically valid (which I doubt) it has to be a case of people who aren't quite right in the head being convinced they are werewolves, and thereby psychosomatically acting this fantasy out.

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