Tag Archives: Cryptozoology

Andandara

In the lore of the Azande of Africa, The Andandara are a race of malevolent wild Cats that have intercourse with human women, who then bear both human children and cats. The women suckle the cats. The andandara possess a killing look (see Evil Eye), and the mere sight of them can cause death. It is extremely unlucky to hear ...

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Lobizon – Werewolf

In South American lore, a werewolf or were-dog that walks upright on hind legs. The lobizon is especially strong in Argentina, as well as parts of Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. The creature has been described as being short in stature, like an “enormous monkey,” according to a junkyard owner who had a nighttime visit by one. It has sharp claws; ...

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Buda – Werehyena

In Abbyssinian lore, certain potters or ironworkers who have the power to shape-shift into werewolves and other ravenous beasts such as hyenas. Budas also have the malevolent power of the evil eye. According to the lore, the budas were able to do their shape-shifting on one 38 brujas day of the year. They also wore peculiar earrings, which sometimes were ...

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Boxenwolf

In the lore of the Schaumberg region of Germany, a werewolf who is in league with the Devil. The boxenwolf dons a magical girdle to achieve its transformation. In wolf form, it torments people. A boxenwolf can be forced to reveal its identity by holding a piece of steel over it. Article taken from : The Encyclopedia of Vampires and ...

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Berserkir

In Norse lore, men of superhuman powers who go about with bearskins or wolfskins over their armor, and who are capable of demonic rage. In folklore the berserkir (“men in a bear shirt”) possess the ability to Shape-Shift into wolves, thus making them a type of werewolf. Berserkir took advantage of feudal law in Norway. They roamed about the countryside ...

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Beast of Bray Road – Werewolf from Wisconsin

Werewolf or were-animal creature seen in Wisconsin. A cluster of sightings from 1989 to 1992 ignited media interest. The sightings may be related to other, much earlier were-creature sightings elsewhere in Wisconsin and also in Michigan. The Beast of Bray Road was so named because early known sightings and encounters were clustered around Bray Road, a one-mile stretch of isolated ...

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Auvergne Werewolf

Auvergne Werewolf (1558) Woman executed for being a werewolf. The case of the Auvergne Werewolf took place in 1558 and was reported by the demonologist HENRI BOGUET in his book Discours des Sorciers (1602). According to an account related to Boguet by a “reliable source,” the events in the case unfolded in the following manner: A gentleman asked a passing ...

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Anspach Werewolf

(1685) Strange German werewolf case with vampire overtones, in which a ravaging wolf was believed to be a returning dead person. In 1685 a wolf terrorized Anspach (now Ansbach), Germany, killing women, children, and domestic animals. The townspeople believed the wolf to be the late burgomaster, a most detested man, who was returning to wreak havoc. A great hunt was mounted, ...

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Wulver

In Shetland lore, a man with a wolf’s head and a body covered with short brown hair. The wulver lives in caves on hillsides. It is harmless and even benevolent and will not bother humans unless bothered by them. The wulver likes to fish and does so by sitting for long hours on rocks in deep water. Such rocks are ...

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Thiess of Livonia

(1692) Werewolf case in the Baltic area of northern Europe, where werewolf superstitions were strong. The case has characteristics of the benandanti of northern Italy, a pagan cult of men who went out of body at certain times of the year to fight witches in order to ensure good crops. In the Livonian case, the werewolves were men who left ...

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