Werewolf Sighting in East Yorkshire Sept 10, 2016 17:02:18 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Sept 10, 2016 17:02:18 GMT -5
Werewolf Sighting in East Yorkshire
HALSHAM, East Yorkshire, U.K. – A terrified woman says she saw an 8-foot fanged “ werewolf ” walking on two legs down a country lane. Jemma Waller (above), 24, said it was “like a big dog – probably bigger than my car, but it had a human face. It also had this cream and grey fur.”
Over the years, others claim to have seen the creature, known as “Old Stinker.” Jemma, an animal-rescue worker, was driving with two friends in Halsham when she spotted it. “I looked on my driver’s side and saw this beast on all fours that started to walk straight towards my car on two legs. ..,” she recounted. “My automatic reaction was to keep on driving ... Everyone in the car was really shaken. We’d never seen anything like that before. It was like a horror movie.
Jemma wasn’t sure what they had seen and stopped at a nearby petrol station to calm down. Because they all seemed startled, concerned staff asked what was wrong and, after the friends explained what they had seen, they were told the story of the Beast of Barmston Drain. “We had never heard about it before,” Jemma said, “but when we started reading up about it, it was exactly like what we saw.”
Witnesses have previously claimed to have seen the 8-foot “half-man, half-dog” creature in nearby Hull. Folklorists have since made the connection with the legend of Old Stinker, a werewolf said to stalk the Yorkshire Wolds.
Following a Freedom of Information Request submitted to Hull City Council last month, the authorities indicated the council has no written policy on dealing with werewolves. Local resident Wayne Carr asked if a risk assessment had been “undertaken on Barmston Drain with regards to werewolves” and the council revealed it had no record of werewolf-related risk assessments and no secret stock of silver bullets locked away.
Sightings of Old Stinker are believed to date to the 18th century when wolves still roamed the countryside. In one report from the 1960s, a lorry [truck] driver said a creature had tried to smash its way through his windscreen as he drove along a remote Wolds road.
Source: Charlotte Owen, The Mirror, September 1, 2016.