1913: 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 at night. Even more astonishing was the fact that many were also describing a soft glow emanating from the creature. Santa Fe New Mexican. Newspaper, December 19, 1913 Many believed this to be a rumor, however one late December night the creature stepped out of the shadows and into the sleepy streets of the Bronx. That night, the phones rang off the hooks at the Kingsbridge Police station. The reports were bizarre and the callers sounded frantic. Whatever it was that the […] Read More

2011: 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 we say this with so much confidence? Well, it’s because every culture has a different explanation for where werewolves come from, but none have any evidence of their existence; they’re also one of those creatures that magically stopped existing as soon as humans developed more reliable and permanent ways of logging information. Simply put, werewolves are one of the many fantastic explanations that people in the old world gave for things they couldn’t figure out; in fact, most have come […] Read More

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 phenomenon occurs. Overall this syndrome resides in an imbalance mind, which makes the patient believe his actual metamorphosis into an animal and thus acquires their behavior: for example, growls, walks on all fours, biting objects, being unable to speak, being overly aggressive and suffering from eating disorders (i.e the excess of eating raw meat, etc..). Clinical lycanthropy does not only refer to the transformation from human to wolf; the metamorphosis is extensive. There are reported cases of lycanthropy in  […] Read More