Werewolfs and legends

23 Jan

October 14, 1998 Brazilian researcher of anomalous phenomena Vittorio Pakachini arrived in the town of Sete Lagoas, to meet with two amateur cave explorers. According to them, they saw the mysterious creature chupacabra in a limestone cave in the mountains of Cerrado Espinhako. It happened Oct. 1 at a depth of 150 meters. Frightened by the intensity of the lanterns, being hidden in one of the side aisles. To verify the authenticity of the story Pakachini went into the cave with cave explorers. The descent was very difficult and dangerous. A few hours later, researchers reached the underground gallery at a depth of 150 meters. It was at this moment one of mine heard a strange grinding. “It seemed as if someone pulled up himself up, peering into the walls of the shaft with sharp claws,” – told Pakachini. The sound drew near, and here is one of the cavers could not resist and threw it into the darkness of his lantern. Panicked, Pakachini pulled out a pistol, but not fired, because the sounds ceased. Swept all fear caused people to rush to the surface.

In 1521, the traveler, traveling through Polynyas – French border town – was attacked by a wolf and, defensively, used a sword. Chasing a wounded beast in its lair, the traveler was in the cabin of a Michael Verdunga, which at the very moment his wife was bandaging the wounds inflicted by the sword. Suspecting that the werewolf in front of him, traveler arrested Verdunga. Under torture, the accused confessed that rubbing the body of a special ointment, it could turn into a wolf, to engage in cannibalism – eating the flesh of young virgins. After the court case about the transmogrification Verdunga accident along with two assistants burned at the stake …

Cases related to the transformation, long considered by scientists no more than a fairy tale. But in 1963, Dr Lee Illis from Hampshire, presented to the British Royal Society of Medicine work entitled “On the etymology of porphyria and werewolves.” In her on the basis of irrefutable documents and in-depth research, he argued that the outbreak transmogrification have significant medical evidence. It really is a serious illness, which resulted in people losing a human face, and often lose their mind. In his work Lee Illis brought about 80 cases of these diseases are described and examined by a medical doctor. Of course, people in this case does not turn into a wolf, but is being very distant from the man in his physical and mental sense.

In EROPA belief in lycanthropy, ie in the ability of turning into an animal, very long time. Even Herodotus, the ancient Greek historian who lived in the 5 th century BC, mentions Neuri, ie people who turned into wolves for a few days each year. In the 16 th century in France, such a belief was so strong that the French Parliament adopted a law on the extermination of werewolves.

The belief in lycanthropy was strong even in the 19 century. French peasants in remote areas of the country, were afraid to go out at night. They believed that they could attack Loup-Garou (Werewolf French name). The people of northern Germany believed that the utterance of the word “wolf” in December, provoking an attack on them werewolves. The Danes believed that the werewolf can be identified by the shape of eyebrows, and the ancient Greeks believed that the seizures of epilepsy are lycanthropy ….

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