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Full moon brings out inner werewolf

By T.K. Randall
December 15, 2009 · Comment icon 16 comments

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Australian scientists have conducted a study suggesting that people exhibit more violent tendancies during a full moon and that those admitted to hospitals due to "werewolf-like" behaviour were also admitted during that same lunar phase.
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.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (16)




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Comment icon #7 Posted by Ebonykrow 14 years ago
DO YOU MEAN they FURSPLODED?! *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! Us... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by kurethmu 14 years ago
So all they gotta do is not admit anyone when there's a full moon!
Comment icon #9 Posted by brlesq1 14 years ago
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.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Ebonykrow 14 years ago
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)
Comment icon #11 Posted by blueandi 14 years ago
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.
Comment icon #12 Posted by MedicTJ 14 years ago
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 ni... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by Rosewin 14 years ago
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 d... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by Ebonykrow 14 years ago
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 ... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by Triade 14 years ago
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.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Torgo 14 years ago
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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