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Join acclaimed ghost storyteller Mike Brown for a bi-weekly tour through the shadows of history. The Pleasing Terrors Podcast features stories about haunted places, creepy history, and forgotten folklore.
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Sep 21, 2016

Werewolves have been portrayed in folklore, books, movies and television for centuries. Rageful howls under the full moon. Fangs, claws, fur, muscle and legend. Is it a monster? A ghost or a demon? Is it real? Historic folk tales about werewolves often evoke images of crisp nights in dark ages of Europe. Yet in the United States, the state of Georgia has one of the longest histories of werewolf encounters in the country. This is the story of the Georgia Werewolf.

Personal accounts and anecdotes in modern times give us a glimpse of this creature, not yet verified by science. Small-town legends passed down since the 1800s led ghost-hunters to the local cemetery. Rumors swirled around a well-known farm and the unusual behavior of a young family member. What if the monster was not in the woods, but amongst us?

Episode Highlights:

  • Personal accounts of close encounters with werewolves in Georgia
  • Author Linda S. Godfrey’s research on the American Werewolf
  • Ghost-hunters investigate the cemetery linked to the monster
  • Livestock slaughters and oral history in rural Georgia
  • Hunting parties searching for a killer wolf
  • The troubling story of Isabella Burt
  • Theories on the origins of a werewolf

Resources:

Hunting the American Werewolf by Linda S. Godfrey - Amazon

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