Werewolves: ancient legends, or real-life monsters? Whether you believe in these creatures or not, crimes committed by werewolves appear in the history books and on the Internet. A number of these supposed werewolf crimes originate from 16th century Europe, particularly France and Germany. This was the height of werewolf hysteria, when many men and women were burned at the stake or tortured after being accused of possessing dark powers. A few of these victims truly believed that they could turn into beasts.
But modern-day werewolves may have been found as well. One had a run-in with the cops after terrorizing a campsite; another claimed that the neighbor he killed was a vampire. And that's not to mention the self-proclaimed werewolf who snapped photos with a severed dog's head.
Read on to learn more about crimes committed by these so-called werewolves throughout history.
The Werewolf of Chalons Was So Evil He Was Nearly Erased From HistoryPhoto: Public Domain / via Wikimedia Commons
Pierre Burgot And Michel Verdun Became Serial Killer WerewolvesPhoto: Public Domain / via Wikimedia Commons
Wolfie Blackheart Boiled A Dog's Head
Serial Killer Manuel Blanco Romasanta Said He Was Cursed With Lycanthropy
Murderer Mark Andrews Plead Not Guilty By Reason Of WerewolfPhoto: Atascadero Police Department