Hi unieq, I'm new posting but have been an avid lurker for quite some time but feel compelled to post on this subject for the following reason.
Werewolves or Lycanthropes have been my worst nightmare and fearful obsession since I was just a little kid and all through my life I have had dreams
of either being a werewolf, being chased by werewolves or seeing people change into werewolves. All of these dreams are really vivid and when I wake
up in the morning after them I am always mentally drained and still feel very tired. In fact it has become a running joke with my partner who
maintains that I growl and whimper while I'm dreaming about them.
I have now come to refer to these dreams as "Running with the pack" as that’s what I'm usually doing, running on all fours with other werewolves,
through forests and towns hunting down prey (usually people). I don't know whether I'm vividly dreaming, astrally projecting or just have a strong
imagination, but it always seems so real that I can smell the sharp tang of the fear and the faeces as the prey soils itself with fright. The funny
thing is…If I ever met a real-life American Werewolf in London style werewolf face-to-face I would probably drop dead with fright. I find them
There are several documented cases of people who genuinely believe that they are wolves. These are generally referred to as Lycanthropes and the
condition itself is called Lycanthropy. And there are also people who look like werewolves, well the old 50’s type hammer horror ones like these
who suffer from a condition called Hypertrichosis Wolf People
I think it’s fair
to say that there probably have been in the past, many people who suffered either condition, were cast out from their town or village at a young age,
never learned to walk on two feet and went feral which led them to hunt and kill food with bare hands and teeth as they lacked the education to use
The legend that werewolves only come out when the moon is full may be attributed to an increase in their nocturnal behavior around this time in the
month because maybe the moonlight was better to hunt by or they simply felt the pull of the moon as most people do when it is full and I can tell you
that as a mental health worker for 7 years working on acute psychiatric wards, when the moon is full the patients get more agitated and are more prone
to violent behavior and emotional outbursts. In fact, this is how Lunatics of old got their name.
Do I believe they are real? Well I feel there is a fairly strong case to argue that there are definitely people who believe they are werewolves, and
definitely people who look like werewolves but perhaps not enough solid evidence to say that there are defiantly shape-shifting werewolves like we see
in the movies. Perhaps these feral, insane and hairy people are the werewolves of old and through time, talk and imagination have become the
shape-shifting werewolves we see in the movies.
Just my opinion though, Google Clinical Lycanthropy for more facts and make up your own mind.
[edit on 2-12-2007 by Xhuttu]