In the ‘scientific’ approach of the Western world, everything that was written down is called ‘history’, and everything native people preserved orally is called legends and myths. When Western people in the past did write down some stories that are not acceptable by modern ‘scientists’ then these too are called legends and myths. It is a way to limit reality to the confines of a laboratory.
However reality does not care what accept or don’t accept, or if we weave tales around it. Most legends and myths were originally based on true experiences. All over the world people always have had encounters with strange beings. The encounters were real, but people did not always know what these beings were. Such is the case with what has become known as the werewolf. We known it best from the European tales. But the tales itself were woven around its appearance and does not reflect what it actually was.
You might think the werewolf is only limited to the European continent. However, there are similar encounters in the U.S.A. Here it is seldom called a werewolf. Usually the people who have seen it don’t quite know how to call it, because of its strange appearance. Therefore they call it a wolfman or dogman. These encounters are always very brief, because it is a frightful appearance, and who wants to hang around to try to chat with it?
So, if we forget about all the tales and movie stories about werewolves, and only stick to actual encounters, then we are left with the fact that there is indeed such a strange creature with the body of a man and a head of a wolf. Well, the head is not actually that of a wolf as you will see in my article which shows an actual skull of this creature: The Novo Selo Skull, Macedonia.