This is a captivating look at the mystery of werewolves.Are werewolves real? When the moon is full, do ordinary people under a supernatural curse transform into snarling creatures charging out of the fog, only to revert to human form? Throughout history, people have claimed to have seen weird beings that are part human and part wolf, dog, fox, or even cat. Modern-day eyewitnesses across the United States report strange encounters with dogmen and wolf-like creatures. And while theories abound to explain the stories, the only certain thing is that popular interest in the mystery of werewolves remains strong.""Werewolves"" examines the lore and legends of lycanthropy throughout history and from around the world, describing the many types of werewolves and case studies, and offering readers information they need to conduct their own field investigation.The chapters include: The Mystery of Werewolf History; Will the Real Werewolf Please Stand Up? Did You See What I Saw? Hoax and Illusion; Celebrity Were-Mania: Howling with the Stars; and Your Field Guide to Werewolves.
Linda S. Godfrey worked as a newspaper reporter and columnist for The Week, a county newspaper published in Delavan, Wisconsin, for 10 years. A winner of several National Newspaper Association first-place awards for feature stories, she is the author of The Beast of Bray Road and Hunting the American Werewolf, as well as two volumes in the Bames & Noble ""Weird"" series: Weird Wisconsin and Weird Michigan. Godfrey has appeared on many national television and radio programs as an expert on anomalous creatures. She is also an illustrator and artist, and lives in rural southeastern Wisconsin.