Episode 5: Always Hungry

Illustration from Algernon Blackwood's classic horror tale "The Wendigo" in the June, 1944 edition of Famous Fantastic Mysteries.

Illustration from Algernon Blackwood's classic horror tale "The Wendigo" in the June, 1944 edition of Famous Fantastic Mysteries.

The Algonquian tribes of Canada believed that a creature called the Wendigo could convince a person to become a cannibal. Others believed that committing the act of cannibalism would turn a person into a Wendigo, doomed to a long lifetime of unquenchable hunger for human flesh. This episode tells two true stories of the Wendigo, and the deadly effects that these beliefs had on Native American communities.

Resources:

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

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

http://murderpedia.org/male.R/r/runner-swift.htm

http://www.irosf.com/q/zine/article/10278

https://ipjournal.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/aboriginal-alcohol-addiction-in-ontario-canada-a-look-at-the-history-and-current-healing-methods-that-are-working-in-breaking-the-cycle-of-abuse/

Music:

Firesong by Kevin MacLeod

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

Tempting Fate by Audionautix

Pachabelly by Huma-Huma

Dhaka by Kevin MacLeod

Eagle Rock by Wes Hutchinson

All used under the Creative Commons License.