A study in an Australian hospital has identified a spike in out-of-control "werewolf" patients when a full moon is out.

There were 91 emergency patients rated as having violent and acute behavioural disturbance at the Calvary Mater Newcastle hospital from August 2008 to July 2009.

Leonie Calver, a clinical research nurse in toxicology, said almost a quarter of the cases (23 per cent) occurred on a night of full moon and this was double the number for other lunar phases.

The patients all had to be sedated and physically restrained to protect themselves and others.

"Some of these patients attacked the staff like animals - biting, spitting and scratching," Ms Calver said.

"One might compare them with the werewolves of the past, who are said to have also appeared during the full moon."

Ms Calver said werewolf mythology included reports of people rubbing "magic ointment" onto their skin or inhaling vapours to induce the shirt-rending transformation from man to beast.

The main ingredients were belladonna and nightshade, she said, both substances that could produce delirium, hallucinations and delusion of bodily metamorphosis.

Ms Calver said it appeared the "modern-day werewolf" preferred alcohol or illicit drugs, as more than 60 per cent of the patients reviewed in the study were under the influence.

"We don't know if its more fun to use drugs and alcohol under a full moon or if their behavioural disturbance is directly influenced by the moon," she said.

"Our findings support the premise that individuals with violent and acute behavioural disturbance are more likely to present to the emergency department during...full moon."

The research is published in the pre-Christmas edition of the Medical Journal of Australia.


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Newport Beach Werewolf? What’s Going On Here?

A while back I wrote about the “Dogman of Southern California“. An account of a few guys who had ran into some creature they could not explain.

Werewolves are mythical creatures, yet so many reports are seen each year about werewolf sightings that it makes no sense. Like Bigfoot, these reports come from all over the US.
Unlike Bigfoot, these reports have less credibility; given what we know about science.

Stephen Wagner from paranormal.about.com shares a story that was submitted to him from a person who witnessed what he claims was a pack of werewolves in Newport Beach California. Not too far from Redlands, CA. The site of the previous “dogman” story.

Another southern California werewolf report?

I better stop drinking the water around here……

By Stephen Wagner, About.com Guide

My sighting took place around 11:30 p.m. on November 4, 2009. I work for the local 73 toll road in Newport Beach, California, and lately we’ve had some construction on the surrounding roads for the past few months. I am a third-shift manager (2 p.m.-11 p.m.), and every night driving home I take the exact same route at pretty much the same time every night.

On this night, I was coming off the exit for the 133 road connector, and I’ll never forget what I saw. While stopped at the stop light, I saw a group of three large, four-legged creatures dash out from the trees along the road. I started second guessing myself and tried to convince myself I was seeing things. I made the left turn at the light, and while the speed limit was still 40 mph at this part, I looked up and almost peed my pants. Those three beasts were running upright! The wolves, which seems to be the most logical guess, were about 6.5 feet tall and looked like they easily weighed 250-275 pounds each. They had snouts and mouths that almost could be expressive (being able to smile/frown) and the fur was dark, although there wasn’t enough light to tell if it was dark brown or black.

My car being a 6-cylinder, it could get going if need be. I was going 45 mph and the giant wolves were keeping up with ease. I then literally put the pedal to the metal and sped up to 70. I was sweating profusely and having a panic attack. As I sped up to 70, the wolves stopped following me, considering I was about to enter a high-traffic part of the road. The wolf in front seemed to stop on a dime and watch me drive off.

I did not hear any howls before or after the sighting. I proceeded to head home ASAP. I told my girlfriend what I saw and she deemed my “imagination was running wild.” I also told my coworkers the next day following the sighting, but nobody believes me to this day. I know I’m not crazy and I know what I saw. I still have been taking the same route home every night and have not run into anything since that night of the sighting. Who knows what they actually were, but all I know is I do not want to run into them again.

Newport Beach Hwy 133

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Dogman of Southern California“.

Dogman of Southern California“.

Schedelsche Weltchronik -Man with a dog head.

With the Gable film and the Gable film 2 being a big story this year, rise in werewolf/Dogmen stories on the net are sure sign that this phenomenon is not going away anytime soon.

If you have not heard of the “Wisconsin Werewolf” stories, you should start by reading the interview we did with Linda Godfrey. She has been investigating claims of a large wolf like or werewolf life creature roaming the state of Wisconsin. As silly as that sounds, Linda has interviewed hundreds of witnesses that come from various backgrounds. All providing similar details of what they have seen.

Most likely, what they are seeing is a large/mutated wolf. Or pack of them. Nevertheless, there are people who claim that this canine looking creature is bipedal and looks humanoid. More can be read in Linda’s book “Hunting the American Werewolf“.

Cabinet of Wonders posted a story that was submitted to them from 2 guys out in Redlands, CA. They claim to have witnessed something canine/human like.

My mother lives in Redlands. A small under-developed city that resembles “Wine country”. Houses, malls and orange orchards make up the landscape of Redlands. Located about 60-80 miles east of L.A.

Read the account:

This is the true story of a canid creature my friend of mine and I believe we discovered/rediscovered.

It started I suppose last winter. Being in a particularly dry area of Southern California, It was to my great surprise when a friend of mine and I discovered a sizable lake just over a small ridge on a well traveled road in our area. We began exploration of the area, aided by Google Earth, which revealed a large number of lakes in the same vicinity. The lakes, as I was to later discover, were part of the valley’s flood control system, and hold water for much of the year.

During one of our explorations, we found something out of place. It was February, I believe, and after the rainy season, the grass had grown pretty tall on a ridge overlooking the first lake we found.

On this ridge we found a trail of very large foot prints. These prints were approaching two feet in length, with a very long stride (longer than that of my friend, who is 6’6”). We followed these prints for a good quarter mile before they disappeared into the chaparral.

From then on, we dubbed the creature “Lake Ape” and made many subsequent searches, to no avail (besides the discovery of several more lakes).

He decided to drive down the new side road alone one night (What made him do it, I don’t know. That road is terrifying at night.). He was nearing the first of the terraced hills when a figure crossed the road in front of him. He described it as a tall, dark, humanoid. It then climbed a 5-6 foot berm on the side of the road and disappeared in the direction of the hill.

We returned to the area the next day, and I reenacted the scene. From this, he determined that the creature must have been much taller than even he was to have looked taller than the berm from the distance that he saw it. I have to admit, I didn’t believe him at first, and thought that he was just making it up.

The following took place in the space of about two minutes:

While looking up at the trees, I noticed something much closer to us, standing in the field on the other side of the berm.

My thought process was actually quite comical. I first dismissed it as a bush, then kept looking up at the trees. I glanced at it again then thought it was a man- a very tall man. Then I looked at it longer and realized it was covered in brown hair. And, rather than the Sasquatch-like-creature I would have expected, it had a dog-like head (most comparable to a German shepherd).

I asked my friend, “Are you seeing this?”

And he said, “You mean that figure over there?”

There was a moment of silence in which the creature walked off to the left, to an area where the berm was too high to see over, and disappeared.

I believe we both shouted “OH SH**!” and sped off haha.
From then on, Lake Ape became “Dog Man.”
Both of our accounts of the creature matched up.
We agreed that it was:
-7-8 feet tall
-Was covered in brown fur
-Had a wide chest and muscular physique (body more akin to a man than Sasquatch’s is reported to be)
-Had a canine-like head, closely resembling a German Shepherd or other wolf-like dog, with large pointed ears

Full source: Cabinet of Wonders


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GRAND FORKS, ND - A Minnesota hunter and his son's are not sure what to make of the strange image that turned up on a game trail camera set up on their hunting land in the remote woods near Remer, MN, this fall.

Some experts believe the large, furry creature is "Bigfoot." Tim Kedrowski say he was reluctant to go public with the image but turned it over to the Northern Minnesota Bigfoot research team. They're convinced it is bigfoot.

The photo was taken at night, and Kedrowski says they considered it could have been from a bear or a bow hunter in a fuzzy suit.

But the arm and hand couldn’t be a bear’s, or its upright gait. And there is no evidence in the photo of a bow or flashlight a hunter might have been using to track a wounded deer.

Photo courtesy of Tim Kedrowski.

For more information listen to KFGO 790AM or email studio@kfgo.com

Source: Don Haney, KFGO News Center


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Reports of the sightings of large primates, usually referred to as “Bigfoot,” are not uncommon across the United States. But they are uncommon in Fayette County. At least until this past summer.

A story posted on the Georgia Mysteries website on Dec. 5 changed all that with its report of a north Fayette County woman who said she encountered a large hairy creature on Lee’s Mill Road in mid-July.

The Citizen was unable to contact the Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO), its investigator or the Georgia Mysteries website contributor to obtain additional information on the incident described on the website.

The unnamed woman who reported the July 17 incident, according to the Georgia Mysteries story, was rounding a curve on Lee’s Mill Road as she drove home from work on a clear night at approximately 11 p.m.

The woman described the creature in her headlights as being approximately 6 feet to 7 feet in height, hairy with a medium build and with a loping gait.

“As I rounded a curve I saw something walking across the road in front of me. It was tall, not slim but not thick and covered in grayish-brownish hair. It never turned to look at me and just loped across the road and off in the dark. I was traveling about 40 mph and slowed quite a bit to ensure it would make it across without me hitting it,” the website report said.

The creature did not turn towards the vehicle at all, just continued across the road to the other tree line, according to the unverified report. The sighting lasted 10-15 seconds. At the closest point the woman said she was approximately 10 feet from the creature, according to the report.

A follow-up report was done by BFRO investigator Mary Snyder. In her statement Snyder said the witness had been sincere in her report of the incident.

“I could hear in her voice that she was still very upset about the encounter,” Snyder said.

The woman is reported to have said that subsequent to the event she learned that sightings had occurred a few years ago in Coweta County. There were several sightings of the “Happy Valley Horror” in 2005 in the Happy Valley Circle area of north Coweta, as reported in the local media.

The story of the Fayette County Bigfoot sighting can be found on the Georgia Mysteries website here.

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London's Prince of Darkness - The Highgate Vampire

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The Highgate Cemetery is an old Victorian-style cemetery located on the North London hill site spread over 37 acres. It is rumored to have been the source of inspiration for the famous scene of the cemetery in Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'. Dusty vaults, ivy-strewn pathways, desecrated coffins and shadowy goings-on. However, the noteriety of Highgate Cemetery reached a gothic climax during the 1960s and early ‘70s when it was alleged that a tall, dark, red-eyed phantom prowled the catacombs of this neglected burial ground.

In December 1969, David Farrant, decided to spend the night there, according to his account written in 1991. In a letter printed in a London newspaper, he wrote that when passing the cemetery on 24 December 1969 he had glimpsed "a grey figure", which he considered to be supernatural, and asked if others had seen anything similar. Several people replied, describing a variety of ghosts said to haunt the cemetery or Swains Lane besides.

As a result, even the most bizarre reports were considered credible and London papers jumped on the bandwagon.

Sean Manchester, self-proclaimed vampire hunter and then 'President of The British Occult Society', relates in his autobiographical 'The Highgate Vampire' that the whole affair started when a pair of female teenage students from La Sainte Union Convent saw what they described as graves opening and bodies rising in the north gate section in the Western Cemetery, on Swains Lane. The phantom was later linked to dead foxes discovered in the cemetery, and reportedly drank the blood of several local women. Trespassers were supposedly left clutching their throats after attacks by an unseen assailant.

Manchester was reported to say that he believed 'a King Vampire of the Undead', a medieval nobleman who had practiced black magic in medieval Wallachia, had been brought to England in a coffin in the early eighteenth century, by followers who bought a house for him in the West End and later leased the home of Sir William Ashurst (Lord Mayor of London in 1694) on the site that later became Highgate Cemetery.

Manchester claimed that modern Satanists had roused him and the right thing to do would be to stake the vampire's body, and then behead and burn it, but regrettably this would nowadays be illegal.

It is surprising that the 'Highgate Vampire' does not rival London’s other mysterious figures, namely 'Jack The Ripper' and 'Spring-Heeled Jack' in popularity. The hysteria surrounding the phenomenon has all but vanished since the 1970s, when thousands would flock to the cemetery for nightly vigils in search of the undead.

After the hysteria in the 1970s, the cemetery is now 'guarded’ by the 'Friends Of Highgate Cemetery' who allow access only by guided tour.

Whatever the truth is behind Highgate's monstrous abomination, many believe something did and still may lurk in that shadowy place and locals fear that perhaps the darkness may return one day.

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