It is reported there are werewolves in
the state of Kentucky. The state has plenty of food available for wild beasts including
deer, turkey and a large free-ranging elk herd. Kentucky has plenty of
remote areas and claims the world’s
longest cave system.
In 1944 in the rural parts of the state,
called the “Gateway” region a werewolf sighting
was reported and nicknamed the “Gateway
They are also called Bearzillas. The first sighting was by an elderly man in Nicholas County in 1972. However some say its been around since the 1940s.
The name “Bearzilla” stuck because it
looked like a bear crossed with a wolf . Eye-witness accounts described it as six
to seven ( approx 2 metres) feet tall with white or grey fur.It is said to have the body
of a bear, human-like hands, claw-like nails, and the face, snout, and fangs of
a wolf.A cast of its paw print is said to exist. The last known sighting
occurring in 1989.
Then this article appeared on 20 February
“A Kentucky teen died on Tuesday after
being attacked by a 'canine-type' creature police have yet to identify. Kentucky
State Police were called to a home in the Emmalena community in Knott County
around 6pm on Tuesday following a report of an animal attack on a 13-year-old
boy. His body was found on a mountainside behind the residence and Knott
County Coroner Corey Watson pronounced him dead from suspected injuries
stemming from an animal attack”
It was thought to be an attack by wild dogs .Apart from the sadness at
the loss of a young life the word werewolf was uttered. Could Bearzilla have
returned? If you are about in the rural
areas of Kentucky keep your eyes peeled and keep safe.