Werewolf Spotted in Hull
The towns folk of Hull will have a interesting time this saturday, as the nearing full moon will see it’s residents take up a hunt against a giant beasts spotted in the area. A number of residents have sighted what they claim to be a werewolf, roaming local woodlands just outside the city. And whilst this sounds like something form an 1980’s hammer horror film, this is actually news being reported today in several big newspapers today.
The Express spoke to a woman who claimed to have seen the beast transform last September. She Said
“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.”
A couple also witnessed the beast feeding on the corpse of a German Shepherd dog. They claim that something “something tall and hairy” jump an 8ft high fence, it’s prey still firmly grasped in it’s jaws.
This creature bears an uncanny resemblance to the legend of a werewolf called Old Stinker, described by author Charles Christian as “a great hairy beast with red eyes, who was so-called because he had bad breath.” The legend arose when the area was once overrun with wolves, and the locals claimed that supernatural forces were at work. Charles told the Hull 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. 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.’
Whether or not Old Stinker has returned, the towns folk of Hull should probably not stock up on silver bullets just yet, as Hull historian Mike Covell wishes to get to the bottom of the recent sightings. He has organised a nighttime “werewolf hunt” during the next full moon. And whilst you may have images of townsfolk with torches and pitchforks..its actually quite a modern gathering.
“The idea is to visit the drain and walk along it armed with recording equipment. It has attracted a lot of interest and although people are taking it with a pinch of salt, they are fascinated by the reports.”
So tread carefully people of Hull. If a werewolf really is loose in your city, it would be best to keep an eye on the moon.