THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
We have all seen the old scary
movies about the vicious werewolves that attack unexpected travelers; however,
do you know where this legend began?
During the 15th to 17th century, people of Europe
relied heavily on superstitions. Towns of course were not developed, surrounded
by forests, and were miles apart from other towns. During this time, wolves
became a major fear among the people. Traveling alone was never a good idea as a
wolf in search of prey might attack them.
The very first record of a sighting of a werewolf
was in Germany around the towns of Colongne and Bedburg in 1591. A few people
from these villages cornered a large wolf and got their dogs to attack it. The
people began to poke it with sharp sticks and spears. The wolf showed no fear
and did not even try to protect itself against its attackers. However, during
the attack, the wolf stood up on two feet. Once the wolf attire fell from the
man, they realized it was one of their own, Peter Stubbe.
He confessed to 16 gruesome murders, which included
two pregnant women and 13 children. The court records explain how Peter Stubbe
began to practice sorcery when he was only a child of age 12 and that he tried
to make a pact with the devil. After awhile, he began to take the disguise of a
wolf, tear his victimís throat, and drink their warm blood.
His terrible and horrific crimes were documented
including the murder of his own son, in which he broke the childís skull open
and ate the brain. To pay for his crimes, his flesh was pulled off with red-hot
pincer, his arms and legs were broken and he was finally decapitated. His
carcass was burned to ashes.
Before long, the story of his murders and execution
had spread across the land. Since the murders were so beyond human imagination,
people began to believe that these werewolves lurked in the shadows awaiting
prey to attack.
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