Exploring American Monsters: Virginia

 Jason Offutt The commonwealth of Virginia began in 1607 as the Colony of Virginia, the first permanent British settlement in the New World. It was also one of the original thirteen colonies to declare its independence from England. Virginia’s General Assembly is the oldest law-making group in the New World. Virginia was also the capital of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Virginia and Maryland donated…

A Werewolf In The Bronx

Winter, 1913. On a frosty and dark winter night a misty coldness descended upon New York. The cold crept along the parks and streets of the Bronx, seeping in through every crack and crevice of every respectful home scattered about. Near the Mosholu Parkway, just below the dense tree line that existed back then, something strange lurked. A creature described as ‘werewolf like’  by those unlucky enough to have stumbled across its path…

Werewolf Demons: The Bizarre Case of the Southend Werewolf

In the annals of the world of the strange, there are some cases that are really hard to classify. Some just seem to transcend borders and attempts to put them into any one file of the weird. For instance, there have long been the classic unexplained phenomena of ghosts, demonic possession, and werewolves, but very few cases that manage to blend them all together into a hybrid hodgepodge of bizarreness….

Extremely Rare Werewolf Cat Captured in South Africa

It’s the size of a cat but has the appearance of a wolf. It is considered to be the world’s rarest breed of cat, with only 35 known to exist in the world. Although its cause is a naturally-occurring gene in feral cats, it is almost never found in the wild. It’s called the Werewolf Cat or the Lykoi (a Greek form of ‘wolf’) and the first known wild specimen…

Exploring American Monsters: Louisiana

Named after French King Louis XIV, Louisiana (Land of Louis) is a hodgepodge of cultures, a mixing of French, African, Spanish, and American. Claimed as a French territory by explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle in 1682, it changed hands to the fledgling United States in 1803. It is birthplace of the National Football League’s Manning brothers, musician Louis Armstrong, and “Suicide Squad’s” Joker Jared Leto. The state’s geography is split…

Werewolves Aren’t Real

Okay folks, let’s break this one down to brass tax: A werewolf is someone that becomes a wolf or half-man/half-wolf creature during a full moon…and they’re almost definitely not real. For centuries, werewolves have existed in the folklore of almost every culture, and have been blamed for everything from cattle mutilations, to unsolved murders. However, and we’re going to say this again, odds are that they’ve never existed. How can…