Episode 3: Really, Really Big Bad Wolves

The Beast of Gevaudan kills another victim.

Today, we think of wolves as wild cousins of our pet dogs; we go to the zoo and see scrawny canines snoozing in the sun or jogging laps around their enclosures. But just a few hundred years ago, wolf attacks on humans were commonplace, and the mythical Big Bad Wolf has more roots in reality than you may realize. In this 3-in-1 episode, you'll hear about The Beast of Gevaudan, The Werewolf of Bedburg, and Jean Grenier, the teenage werewolf: three true stories in which monstrous wolves--and men who claimed to be wolves--slaughtered men, women, and children, and terrorized entire towns. CAUTION: this episode contains descriptions of graphic violence and gore. Use discretion if you are listening with children.

Resources:

http://www.unknownexplorers.com/beastofgevaudan.php

http://www.betedugevaudan.com/en/index_en.html

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/27/solving-the-mystery-of-the-18th-century-killer-beast-of-gevaudan/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Stumpp

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/blogs/entry/29691-historical-werewolves-jean-grenier/

The Book of Werewolves by Sabine Baring-Gould

Music:

Voyeur by Jingle Punks

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

Double Horizon by LittleLight

Deep Horrors by Kevin MacLeod

Time Stops by Silent Partner

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