A woman who was driving through the country late at night claims to have had a terrifying run in with fearsome werewolf.
24-year-old Jemma Waller was driving with two friends in Halsham, East Yorkshire, when she saw the legendary beast walking towards her car.
Jemma claims the creature looked like a colossal dog but that it had a human face complete with fangs, and that it was over eight feet tall.
Apparently the beast moved on all fours but lurched on to its hind legs as it came towards the car and Jemma said it looked like something from a horror film.
Jemma described her run in with the monster:
I looked on my driver’s side and saw this beast on all fours that started to walk straight towards my car on two legs. It looked like a big dog, probably bigger than my car, but it had a human face. It also had this cream and grey fur.
My automatic reaction was to keep on driving, but thankfully it didn’t keep coming towards me. It just turned around and ran off diagonally.
Everyone in the car was really shaken. We’d never seen anything like that before.
While the idea of seeing a werewolf in the flesh may terrify most it seems that the people of Yorkshire are made of sterner stuff as the creature’s been spotted numerous times before, as Jemma discovered when she pulled into a nearby petrol station to calm down.
When they arrived at the station and explained what they’d just seen, they were told the the local legend of ‘the Beast of Barmston Drain’.
Apparently several people have seen the creature which they described as an eight-foot ‘half-man, half-dog’ creature that stalks the land in nearby Hull and has links back to a similar myth from the 18th century.
Folklorists believe that the fabled beast may have a connection with another werewolf called Old Stinker, a monster said to wander the Yorkshire Wolds.
Only last month Hull City Council announced that it had no written policy for dealing with werewolves and no secret stock of silver bullets locked away to deal with victims of lycanthropy.
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