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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s an 8ft bloodsucking beast who may viciously tear off all of my limbs in a rabid, barbaric attack! Panic over. Or not.

The above is the shocking and entirely likely thought process of scared residents of Hull in the UK, who are being plagued by an enigmatic feral beast referred to as “Old Stinker."

'I Was Terrified'

While the name sounds like something one would name an elderly person suffering from a nasty bout of flatulence, Old Stinky is anything but a laughing matter. Of course, rumors could be a load of hot air, but there have been numerous sightings to suggest the man/wolf hybrid could be roaming the streets.

In fact, residents are so adamant there is a creature in their midsts that they’re even organizing a hunt on the next full moon. I can’t for the life of me see what could go wrong. In an interview with the Daily Mail, one resident said:

“It was stood upright one moment. The next it was down on all fours running like a dog. I was terrified. It vaulted 30ft over to the other side and vanished up the embankment and over a wall into some allotments.”

'A Great Hairy Beast With Red Eyes'

The Wolfman, 1941
The Wolfman, 1941

Talking to the Hull Daily Mail, author Charles Christian painted a scary picture of what the phantom could be up to. He said:

“There is the legend of a werewolf called Old Stinker — a great hairy beast with red eyes, who was so called because he had bad breath. It was known for the wolves to dig up the corpses from graveyards. From that sprung the idea that they are supernatural beings, who took the form of werewolves. When people would glimpse what they thought was the rear lights of a car in front, it would instead reveal itself to be the red eyes of a wolf.”

That's some seriously scary stuff. Questions about how any living person got close enough to experience Old Stinker’s halitosis without being skinned alive remain to be seen, but the most likely scenario is that the thing doesn’t even exist. Right?

Tales of werewolves have been ingrained into popular culture for hundreds of years. In modern times, one of the most popular depictions of the shapeshifting humans was in the 1981 movie, An American Werewolf in London. Let’s just hope the residents of Hull can avoid any similar hairy situations.

'The Wolfman' remake in 2010
'The Wolfman' remake in 2010

Do you believe in werewolves?

Source: Hull Daily Mail


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