Originally posted by jackinthebox
Silver is most likely myth without practical application...
A .45 might work if you get a clean head-shot, like right through the eye. I would suggest a bear gun and plenty of ammo.
Silver affecting werewolves is a Hollywood invention, perhaps borrowed from a similar myth concerning vampires. Modern writers took the cue from
"The Wolf Man," and it is now part of our modern myths.
I live in Kentucky, and never heard of the Beast of Land Between the Lakes, or werewolves in the state until just a few years ago. The Exiled One's
story is the first I've ever heard outside of two very uncredible websites.
Take Jan Thompson's story, found here
and at a variety of other places on the
net. It has the air of an urban legend, as she herself is never a witness to the events described by "Adam and Bill" or the "old-timers."
Everything happens to a friend of a friend. Since she uses pseudonyms for the cops, there is no way to verify the story. There is no collaborating
evidence, nothing to prove that it is anything more than just a story.
A critical reading of Thompson's, or rather "Bill and Adam's," story of the family being mutilated by the monsters shows her story makes little
sense. She claims there is a cover-up of the incident, so as not to scare away tourism to the area. She claims "Bill and Adam" were instructed not
to speak of it, yet they blab the entire story to first person they come across, Thompson. Certainly, if "Bill and Adam" are going to tell her,
they are going to tell other people, such as their close friends and family. According to Thompson's story, dozens of police officers and other
authorities were involved in the investigation, coming from other counties and even Tennessee (she says officers came from another state, the closest
state to that area of KY is TN). If "Bill and Adam" are going to tell their story, so would others involved in the investigation. Yet, despite the
number of people supposedly involved in the case, we've never heard one other person come forward other than Jan Thompson.
The other site I mentioned concerning Kentucky werewolves is Kentucky Bigfoot
is one brief entry on werewolves, and it is laughably suspect and almost insulting to the intelligence of the reader. The writer claims after a man
named L. Talbott died, and was buried in the Bethel-Talbott Cemetery, a werewolf-like creature began haunting Henderson County. And to prove to us he
isn't making this up he says there really is a Bethel-Talbott Cemetery and says he found a grave-marker reading, "L. Talbott," verifying his story
and the local folklore. It just so happens that Lon Chaney's character in "the Wolf-Man" was named Larry Talbot. And, according to a
listing of cemeteries in Henderson County
, there is no Bethel-Talbott Cemetery.