Panic In UK City After Sightings Of 'Eight-Foot Werewolf'
There have been a recent spate of werewolf sightings in Hull which begs the question... are the residents there feeling okay? DM me, hunz.x
Seven different people have claimed to spot an 'eight-foot tall creature' lurking in an abandoned industrial area. Around the Yorkshire Wolds, the legend of 'Old Stinker' has been knocking about for centuries.
Locals and folklore experts are now concerned that Old Stinker has decided to change his turf. The first report of a sighting was just before Christmas near Barmston Drain, a water channel built in 1798 to dry out salt marshes.
One woman says that she saw it transform from man to beast as she stood quaking on a bridge above.
She told the Express: "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."
The next sighting was by a couple who claim to have seen it eating a German Shepherd. Apparently, they stopped to look and it jumped over and eight foot fence. As you do.
Another woman was walking her dog along the watercourse and spotted something "half-man, half-dog" in the distance. It was at this point that her dog started shaking and refused to go any further along the path.
Now, as this is presumably the most exciting thing to 'happen' in Hull EVER, locals are planning a werewolf hunt at the next full moon.
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Charles Christian, author of A Travel Guide To Yorkshire's Weird Wolds, told the Express that sightings go 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.
"I am happy to keep a diary of sightings by people around here and report them to Hull Council.
"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."
Mike Covell, an expert in the supernatural, has had his say. 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."
Words by Mel Ramsay
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