The Werewolf of… Hull?

Don’t you mean Werewolf of London, starring Henry Hull?

Nope. We mean a werewolf known as Old Stinker, who may be sneaking around and even into the city of Hull in Yorkshire, England–at least according to the British news media ( ).

The werewolf is being sought by “paranormal experts.” I would like to know how you become a paranormal expert. If you or I went schlepping around wooded lots and abandoned factories and a cop asked us what we were doing, and we said, “Trying to catch the werewolf,” I fear it would go but ill with us.

Anyhow, it says here that people in Hull are actually afraid that Old Stinker is getting tired of lurking in the countryside and may have ventured into some of the less salubrious parts of the city.

They don’t fear God, but they’re afraid of werewolves.

If the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, what is the fear of werewolves?

8 comments on “The Werewolf of… Hull?

    1. I don’t think we can invoke a psychiatric explanation for something reported by a large number of people. Medically speaking, they can’t all be crazy–unless it’s an outbreak of ergotism, or something in the drinking water.

      I think what we have here is the Christian core of a culture sucked away, leaving only the pagan husk.

  1. Werewolves. I read the post and comments and I’m not so sure about it. For one, tourism in Hull will be on the rise soon and then some entrepreneur will begin selling werewolf souvenirs and postcards printed with photos of scanty evidence of the critter, t-shirts, books, magazines. Amateur paranormal investigators will descend in droves. Yeah, I can see that all happening. But I’m with the chap who commented that the evidence found so far of squashed foliage and vegetation is the work and behaviour of wild boars. But werewolves sell — stuff! Wild boars don’t carry that sort of appeal, I’m afraid.

    1. You do have a point, Marge. They could even make a television show out of this! But they’ll have to find a replacement for Lon Cheney.

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