Exploring American Monsters: Wisconsin

 Jason Offutt Wisconsin, America’s Dairyland, is a state in the Upper Midwest bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and two of the Great Lakes, Superior and Michigan. It’s called America’s Dairyland for a reason. The state of Wisconsin produces more than 13.5 billion kilograms of milk per year, which is equivalent to the milk production of the United Kingdom. It also produces cheese, lots and lots…

Exploring American Monsters: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, one of America’s thirteen original British colonies, is a treasure trove of important points in United States history. Independence Hall in Philadelphia is the building in which the Declaration of Independence, as well as the U.S. Constitution were signed. Philadelphia is also home to the Liberty Bell, a symbol of American independence. Author, inventor, statesman, and founding father Benjamin Franklin died and is buried there. More modern famous residents…

Exploring American Monsters: Arizona

 Jason Offutt The last of the contiguous states to join the Union (Valentine’s Day 1912), Arizona is known for its deserts, high heat, and the mile-deep Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. But Arizona isn’t just desert and canyons; the northern part of the state is filled with mountains, ski resorts, forests, and monsters. Mogollon Monster The Mogollon Rim is an almost 2,000-foot escarpment that…

2014: Clinical lycanthropy | People do believe they are werewolves!

Clinical lycanthropy is a psychiatric disorder that causes a hallucination in the affected person into believing that he is or can become an animal. This disorder has been primarily associated with schizophrienia, but may also occur in bipolar disorder (mixed type), severe psychosis, manic-depressive illness, seizure disorders, psychotomimetic drugs, food poisoning or hallucinogenic substances. The symptoms of lycanthropy varies over a wide range, depending on the local culture where this…

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…