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Posted:5/16/2015 8:08:37 PM
The werewolf, also called lycanthrope, is a mythical human that possesses the ability to transform into a wolf by either spell, curse or natural ability. Legends of this creature exists in many of the folklore throughout the world. Do werewolves walk the earth or are merely the creation of nightmares from the human imagination? In Europe, for centuries many lived in fear that the creature was all but too real. There are documented incidents of people attacked by unusually large wolves along with accounts of individuals accuses of being a lycanthrope. Whether they were serial killers, murders, cannibals, or even innocents hundreds were trailed, tortured and then executed as a werewolf. In a three part series I am posting articles on historical cases involving those believed to have been the shape shifter. We begin with Gilles Garnier

Gilles Garnier was a hermit living near the outskirts of Dole in France. He had married and brought his new bride to live with him out in the woods. Over the years, they had children and in one year. Garnier had difficult in providing food for his family. He would soon find a means to ensure there was meat on the table.

In the near by French village of Dole, sometime in the early 1570s, local children were disappearing or found dead by the villagers. There were reports of a large wolf witnessed to be prowling in the forest near the town. Many believed the creature to be a werewolf as the authorities of Franche-Comté province issued a decree to all people in the region to hunt down and kill the creature. One evening, a group of villages came across a boy fighting off a monstrous creature. When they came to the child's aid. The wolf ran off and what some would testified to witnessing the animal transformed into a man they recognized as Gill Garnier.

Eventually Garneir and his wife were arrested and trailed at Dole. In his confession, Gilles stated while hunting in the forest an spectre appeared to him. The entity was knowing of his troubles in providing food for his family offered an ointment to the man that would turn him into a wolf and hunt animals easier. Gilles took the deal, but instead of deer, rabbits or bird his prey became humans. Garneir admitted to killing four children and detailed how he would cannibalizing the body then bring home pieces of flesh for his family to eat. Gilles Garnier was found guilt and burned at the stake on January 18, 1573 as a werewolf.

There were many innocents to have falsely accused and executed during this time. This article is to examine those documented cases involving where a number of people were murdered by individuals in history to have been trailed and sentenced as a werewolf. Today one could look at such accounts that these persons were murders, cannibals or not even in the right mind. Some researchers have suggested that those convicted in the past many have been suffering a medical condition known as lycanthropy where the victim sees themselves as a wolf. Despite all theories, no one may truly know to the motives of these men.



Posted:5/10/2015 11:49:26 AM
Unfortunately if someone is sadistic in life more then likely they be the same in death. In these world we will see the good along with the bad of human nature which also goes with encountering the paranormal. There are experiences of people interacting with love one wanting to say goodbye while others are being terrorized by forces wanting to harm them. Despite these paranormal shows, research into any society, culture, religion, legend, or folklore and learn there exists entities on this planet of non human origins for thousands of years desiring humanity's destruction. Education is to helping those experiencing the worst of such encounters ending the nightmare.

Posted:4/25/2015 3:35:24 PM
One of the first convention I ever attended was at a hotel in Toronto. There I have seen the latest in ghost hunting equipment, talked with several paranormal groups and learn of the newest research. I remember while attending a question and answer session with one of the guest speakers, someone asked what places would likely to be more haunted one could investigate. His answer was not the cemeteries or burial grounds, but areas that seen and experience the worst of human atrocities such as prison and battlefields. The example he gave which is the final installment of the most haunted places on earth series is Fort Gorge in southern Ontario.

Fort George is a historical military site that was built at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario by the British Army in 1769. The site served as the headquarters for British forces within the area and was a scene of massive fighting during the War of 1812. The fort was taken over by American forces in 1813 and became a staging area for their invasion of Upper Canada. Eventually, Fort George was retaken by the British, but suffered heavy damage by the end of the war. Over the years, the site was rebuilt and continued to serve a military function such as a training base for Canadian forces during the first and second Word War. Fort George was abandon by the military in 1965, yet later become a National Historical Site of Canada. Today Fort George is known for yearly reenacts and the paranormal activity occurring within its walls. It has been dubbed one of the most haunted forts in the world.

Paranormal experience have been reported at Fort George not only by tourist and employees of the site, but also accounts going back a century from soldiers who once occupied the site. There have been many different supernatural occurrences being encountered withing the fortification. People have reported confronting apparitions of ghosts such as soldiers appearing out of nowhere. Some experienced poltergeist phenomena where unseen forces would close doors, move objects and even push people. One common instance many said they had is hearing gunfire, artillery shells and people screaming as there was a battle raging within the fort. Other encounters mentioned are strange lights, orbs, ghosts of children and the newest development is UFOs sightings by the structure. Many believe the paranormal activity within the walls of Fort George are caused by the ghosts of those who died in the War of 1812.

Since 1994, haunted ghost tours have been held within Fort George and maybe one of the longest running within the region. Many paranormal groups have converged upon the site over the years to investigate its supernatural happenings. Several had claimed not only have to brush against, but record the paranormal as video, EVPs, etc. Skeptics allege the stories of Fort George nothing more than fabrications to drum up business into the area. As with everything dealing in the paranormal the final decision to believe or not lies with you.



Posted:4/17/2015 5:53:26 PM
Back in the mid 90s, one of the first ghost hunting groups I joined wanted to investigate this park that was believed to be the most haunted place in the city. There were stories told for decades of ghosts, moving shadows, strange lights, and other unearthly events occurring. The nights we spent there yielded nothing, but taught the valuable lesson of patience as the paranormal will not be active at your convenience. There are a few locations on the planet where the forces of the supernatural are said to never stop occurring and each night becomes a terror. In the second installment of the most haunted places on earth series, we look into the Ancient Ram Inn.

In the village, of Wotton-under-Eedge, Gloucestershire, UK, lays the Bed and Breakfast the Ancient Ram Inn. The building is believed to be built in the 1150, once owned by the St. Mary's Church to serve has the priest's residence. The property has gone through many hands, but is currently privately own by Mr. Humphries who purchase the place back in 1968. The Ancient Ram Inn has been dubbed the most haunted building in the UK and in the world. If the nightly paranormal activity don't scare you then its history should.

The building has been claimed to be built on an ancient Pagan burial ground which remains me of a few of those haunted stories in the US that start with native burial site. The history becomes even darker once learning of the legends surrounding the Ancient Ram Inn. Tales of past inhabitants murdered in their own beds, a witch that was burnt at the stake and rituals of dark magic performed. Human sacrifice and Devil worship are believed to had happened in the past as Mr. Humphries found skeleton remains and daggers within his home.

Since the building became a Bed and Breakfast, many reported of paranormal activity. Guests claiming be awaken at night by unearthly screams of women or children crying. Accounts given of seeing shadowy figures, orbs appearing, and the apparitions of knights and monks along. There are allegations of individuals to been pushed, hit or pulled out their beds by unseen forces causing a few incidents of guests running off terrorized in the middle of the night. The owner says he had similar experiences since taking ownership of the inn and to this day is still assaulted by those entities.

Over the past two decades many paranormal groups have come to Ancient Ram Inn to investigate the supernatural inhabiting the place. Many had claimed to capture EVPs of tormented ghosts, filmed moving orbs, communicated with the spirits and warned of the presence of demonic forces. Also, I would like to mention skeptics have too spent the night at the inn and found nothing paranormal about it. They alleged that all paranormal claims are made up to stir up business. Haunted or hoax, determine that for yourself by spending night at the Ancient Ram Inn.



Posted:4/17/2015 5:51:16 PM
Don't worry friend. Sounds like you had a night of watching Tremors movies. Those creatures don't exist.

Posted:4/11/2015 5:10:14 PM
In every city, there is a place that local residents have come to known of. Whether its home, office, abandon building or a park everyone has heard the rumors of it being haunted. The story begins with a murder, suicide or some tragic death then decades later tales circulated of the paranormal activity within the area. Some would believe, while others would scoff but everyone knows of the place. In a three part series, I wish to share the stories of several locations on earth whose haunted history has now become global known by first starting with Poveglia Island.

Poveglia is small 17 acre island located in the Venetian Lagoon between the cities of Venice and Lido in northern Italy. In the past few decades the island has taken upon the reputation of being one of the most haunted locations on earth. Poveglia holds may tales of paranormal activity occurring going back for centuries. Local residents refuse to set foot on the island believing they would be cursed by those haunting it.

History of Povelgia is a dark one surrounded in death. There are beliefs that the Romans had used it to isolate victims of the plague and the mental ill. The first recorded settlement of the island was in 460 AD of people fleeing the invading barbarians on the main land. Over the centuries, Poveglian was the scene for many battles as people sought to raid or control it. During the Middle Ages, the island was designated as a quarantine area and burial site for those who contracted the Black Death.

Over the next few centuries, Poveglia served as a fort, storage of shipment good s and continued as an isolating station for those infected with the plague. In the 1920s, the island was setup as a hospital for the mentally ill and elderly. Soon, stories started to emerge of patients encountering ghosts along with accounts of being possessed. There is a legend of doctor who conducted medical experiments on the hospital's residents that was driven insane by the spirits to committing suicide. In 1968, the facility was closed and abandoned.

Today the island has been deemed as one of the most haunted places on the planet. Historical researchers estimate more than 100,000 died on Povelgia in its history and many of those souls are believed still reside there. Locals avoid going onto the island along with fishermen steer clear of its waters has a few had caught human remains in their nets. The few paranormal investigators that braved Povelgia had reported encountering alot paranormal activity with calms of being attack by unseen forces. In 2014, the Italian government sold the island to developer in hopes the island could be made into a resort. Currently, rumors on the internet have said that the workers sent to survey the island had an experience and refuse to return.



Posted:4/11/2015 5:08:05 PM
While Jaxerback I not going to argue with you on the existence of demons or paranormal as I know first hnad experience is required to changes one mind. It funny as at one time I had such the skeptical view of the world till past events shattered it. Based off your statement on this site I going to assume your experience with anything paranormal has been limited or none or maybe even ignored. Just hope those views last you for life as there are elements in this world some individuals should never become aware of.

Posted:4/6/2015 5:04:58 PM
You could rename it or reclassify it but wouldn't change what it is. A demon or negative energy you will still have a supernatural entity wanting to hurt you.

Posted:4/4/2015 1:48:08 PM
In every society and culture from around the world, there is a legend of a supernatural dog known as the hellhound. The creature is described to be a large canine with dark black fur, razor sharp teeth and glowing red eyes along with possessing the ability to appear and vanish in a blink of an eye. In some legends the hellhound is said to be from the underworld guarding graveyards and entry ways to the world of the dead. While in other folklore, these dogs hunted down the souls of the condemned and why many believed that to see or hear one is a bad omen as death would follow. Over the years, I have read many of these tales about hellhounds and there is one I wish to tell which takes place during World War one.

In 1914, British and German forces would engage what would be known as the Battle of Mons. Both sides suffered heavy causalities as neither could gain ground in the battlefield it led into trench warfare. The British and Germans over the next few years would engage each other with artillery, machine guns, snipers and even to hand to hand. The area between the two forces would become known as No Man's Land that was a barren wasteland. This is where the story of Hellhound of Mons was born. The tale was told by a Canadian war veteran, named F.J. Newhouse that was published by the Ada Evening News form Oklahoma and was later picked up by other news media.

The story begins in the early days of the Battle of Mons, when men of the London Fusiliers were ordered patrol the perimeter of no man's land. The patrol never returned and was assumed they had died by enemy fire until their bodies were discovered several days later. The corpses' necks were found to be ripped out as there were large teeth marks around the wounds. Some time later, soldiers reported hearing a horrifying howl one night making even the most battle harden men to shiver in fear.

As the war continues, men sent to patrol no man's land would be found to be attacked by a large creature. There were reports from the front line where British soldier would hear that unearthly howl follow by the cries and screams of terror of the Germans. The few troops on sentry duty gave accounts of witnessing a large, gray or black hound prowling in the shadows of no man's land. In some versions of this story captured German soldiers gave similar testimony of encountering some strange beast that was killing off their own man. This hound continued to terrorize the battlefield for two years until one day the attacks, sightings and howling all stopped.

In such stories one would expect the hellhound to be supernatural, but Newhouse gave a different origins to the creature. According to the war veteran, the canine was the result of a German military experiment to producing a living weapon. Newhouse mentioned that a German scientist by the name of Dr. Gottlieb Hochmuller had been searching in the mental asylums for a madman with a hatred for England. Once that person was found, the doctor surgically removed his brain and inserted into the skull of a large Siberian wolf. The creature was trained then released into no man's land to rain death and terror upon the British troops, yet the no one fore seen it would eventually turn on the Germans. Newhouse claims the experiment was outlined in papers written by Dr. Hochuller that were discovered after the war.

Now many believe the story of the Hound of Mons is a fabrication as there are no historical or military documents to back Hewhouse's account. Also, the medical technology to successfully remove a human brain and implanted into a different species doesn't exist today or even back then. The fact is dogs have been used in wars through out history. In World War one, canines were used as messengers and guard dogs. If the Hound of Mons was true, some theorize that soldiers many have been assaulted or killed by feral or German attack dogs. Just as most legends, this tale will continue to be told and remains a mystery.



Posted:3/30/2015 6:33:36 PM
From the picture it could be a chatloup, yale or centicore. LOL