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Sunday, 17 July 2016

Whatever Happened to "The Hull Werewolf"?

I'm just tidying up loose ends here -DON'T get excited.

Back on 16th May, 2016, I posted this.  I also issued a challenge to the newspapers involved and the "cryptozoologists" and "paranormalists" involved.

Not unexpectedly, not a single response.  Rather like the fictionalised "British Bigfoot" this whole werewolf fantasy has proven itself...a fantasy.  A hoax.  A story made up to grab a few readers.

Unless, of course, a covert operations unit of the RSPCA captured it and covered everything up?

Hull Werewolf -Challenge To The Newspapers

"Dog Man", British "wild man" or "British Bigfoot" -names of witnesses and better details than this. America goes for every dumb craze going and the UK seems to follow on a few years later.

No werewolves, no dog-man. Every time these stories appear there are nothing but dead ends and someone who knew someone who was anonymous.  Rubbish.

Or do YOU have any evidence?

And a residents of a city are "trembling in terror" pft.

Residents trembling in terror after seeing '8 FOOT WEREWOLF' in British city

A CITY is trembling in terror as the full moon approaches, after a spate of werewolf sightings.

Seven separate eye witnesses claim to have spotted the 8ft tall creature lurking in an abandoned industrial area outside the centre of Hull.

Residents and folklore experts believe the mythical beast, said to turn from a human to wolf at a new moon, is Old Stinker.

According to a centuries-old legend the foul-breathed creature prowls the Yorkshire Wolds.

But locals fear it may now have decided to claim the overgrown area as its turf.

The lonely banks of Barmston Drain, a water channel built in 1798 to dry out salt marshes, are where the creature was first reported before Christmas.

One woman claims to have seen it turn from man to beast as she stood quaking on a bridge above.

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 saw “something tall and hairy” eating a German Shepherd dog next to the Drain.

They stopped to get a closer look and saw it jump an 8ft high fence before vanishing into the night, its prey still in its jaws.

And a woman walking her dog along the watercourse spotted something “half-man, half-dog” in the distance.

She was terrified, and her pet began shaking and refused to go any further along the path.

Now locals plan a werewolf hunt with cameras and recording equipment at the next moon.
Local councillor Steve Wilson has offered to keep an incident log.

He said: “I am happy to keep a diary of sightings by people around here and report them to Hull Council.”

Witnesses say when the creature transforms, its upper body is more wolf than man – similar to the beast in the American Werewolf films.

The Hull creature bears an uncanny resemblance to the legend of Old Stinker – said to prowl The Wold Newton Triangle, an area of eerie goings on near Scarborough.

Charles Christian, author of A Travel Guide To Yorkshire’s Weird Wolds, said sightings went back centuries.

He said: “The Yorkshire Wolds was actually one of the last parts of England to have wild wolves. Old Stinker was said to be operating on the other side of them but it would be no distance at all for a large animal to get to Hull."

He added: “When you get multiple sightings combined with a tradition of stories going back centuries it is hard to ignore the possibility something might be there.”

Worried locals have sought help from Mike Covell, an expert in the supernatural.

He said: “I was sceptical at first, but then more and more people contacted me saying they had seen the same thing.

“No one really knows what to do. You can hardly pop down the local council office or police station and say you’d like to report a werewolf.”

And as someone pointed out -Hull is in the East Riding of Yorkshire not South Yorkshire.  How the Hell does anyone even get that wrong -there are maps on the internet if they can't handle paper ones.  You get a fact like that wrong then maybe you DO believe there are werewolves.......

The Mirror online has this headline: Mystery 'werewolf' creature terrifying families in Hull sparks major hunt

Here's a challenge to these newspapers: I've been looking into all sorts of phenomena and mystery creatures since the mid-1970s.  I am a naturalist.  Open minded if presented with FACTS. Pay my expenses and I'll talk to the witnesses and look around this "home turf" of the creature.



  1. I believe in werewolves... you remember that radio report in Bristol, back in 1984 right ? Brrr. Chills.

  2. There was something surrealistic about being in a flat and the radio news at 1 a.m. reporting that police in Essex had subdued a "werewolf" after a dozen officers had over powered him and a doctor had to use a second dose of tranquiliser to knock hom out because the first had no effect. And next news....nothing..... Hey, you entered Hooper's Twilight Zone.