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Residents to hunt 8ft 'werewolf' in England

By T.K. Randall
May 16, 2016 · Comment icon 75 comments

Is there really a werewolf running around the woods near Hull ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Monsterteeth
Multiple witnesses claim to have seen a 'half man half dog' creature known locally as 'Old Stinker'.
According to reports, this legendary denizen has been sighted at least seven times over the last few months in and around woodland near Hull, a city in the North-East of England.

"It was stood upright one moment, the next it was down on all fours running like a dog," said one woman who saw the beast near the Barmston Drain back in December. "I was terrified."

"It vaulted 30ft over to the other side and vanished up the embankment and over a wall."
One couple described seeing something 'tall and hairy' feeding on a dead German Shepherd while another witness reported coming across a 'half dog half human' creature while walking her dog.

Sightings of the elusive beast have now become so prevalent in fact that some local residents have taken to organizing a hunt for the creature on the night of the next full moon.

"There is the legend of a werewolf called Old Stinker - a great hairy beast with red eyes, who was so called because he had bad breath," author Charles Christian told the Mail Online.

"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."

Source: IB Times | Comments (75)

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Comment icon #66 Posted by aquatus1 8 years ago
Well...what's the body count? The danger level kind of hinges on that, I think
Comment icon #67 Posted by Black Monk 8 years ago
Well not really. If you were walking in the Hull or general East Yorkshire area in the middle of the night and came across this being, just feet away, it could attack you and kill you. You can't take chances. It needs to be caught.
Comment icon #68 Posted by aquatus1 8 years ago
I would wager the chances of being attacked by an actual person would be much more a cause of concern.
Comment icon #69 Posted by MWoo7 8 years ago
I seen this in the list of activity, hmmm? interesting peeks the curiosity, intriguing , then I seen the infamouse word cryptozoology.
Comment icon #70 Posted by Hudds 8 years ago
I was just kidding in my post #65. Although, many local newspapers actually published reports and sightings of this apparent beast. There hasn't really been any reports of killings, or mutilation of bodies. One eye witness claimed/ reported that she has seen it mid transformation from human to werewolf.  I find it quite difficult to believe that we have a mythical beast such as a werewolf, spotted during mid transformation stages, and roaming the country lanes or streets of Hull or anywhere else for that matter.        
Comment icon #71 Posted by Black Monk 8 years ago
Are werewolves mythical? People are definitely seeing some strange, werewolf-like creature in East Yorkshire. Jemma Waller didn't even know about the local werewolf "legend", yet even she saw it.
Comment icon #72 Posted by Hudds 8 years ago
Werewolves are considered as mythical and folklore creatures/ beasts. Besides, I can't imagine in reality, someone transforming from human to werewolf or vise versa, can you? I agree, people are maybe seeing something which may somewhat resemble such creature/ beast. If however the local news papers are not either fabricating, or over exaggerated the claims or whatever. Or maybe someone attempted and succeeded with an apparent spell to become a werewolf    
Comment icon #73 Posted by freetoroam 8 years ago
I do hope the alleged creature did not need help! 
Comment icon #74 Posted by tyrant lizard 8 years ago
I don't get these werewolf stories. Its an 8 foot tall hairy humanoid with a man's face... How is that a werewolf? What changes these cases from bigfoot to werewolf or lizardman or whatever?
Comment icon #75 Posted by Hudds 8 years ago
I think it really depends on your preferences of creatures where you are located.

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