As the number of werewolf sightings continue to rise in a forested area outside of Hull, England, local residents have decided to come together and track the beast down on the next full moon out of fear for their safety.
Recently, more and more witnesses are sharing their stories of an encounter with a large hair covered creature near the Barmston Drain, an artificial channel located near the town of Beverley. Several local residents claim that the sightings are of a local legendary mythical Yorkshire creature known as ‘Old Stinker.’ According to the Express, a female witness claims she saw the creature standing upright like a human at first, then all of a sudden it began running on all fours, like a wolf.
The experience left her shaken, and claimed that it vaulted 30ft over to the other side and vanished up the embankment and over a wall and into the woods. She saw a creature that was half man with features of a dog, running on both, two legs and on all fours. A different couple witnessed a monster-like figure that was ‘tall and hairy,’ feasting on a dead dog by the channel that flows through the countryside. They claim that when the creature noticed them, it ran away, jumping over an 8ft-high fence with the dead canine still in its mouth.
Another woman told the Express that she observed a werewolf type creature while walking her dog. She said the dog stopped dead in its tracks after sensing the creature, and refused to continue down the path. Locals from the town of Hull have set forward a plan to organize a hunting party on the next full moon. They plan on bringing enough cameras to document their exploit and offer proof that the legend of ‘Old Stinker’ is true. Even local Labour councilor Steve Wilson supported the effort, telling the Express that he was happy to collect a journal of sightings by the locals around here and report them to Hull Council.”
The legend of Old Stinker is well-known to the locals, who claim the creature roams in the Yorkshire Wolds, a picturesque countryside located north of the Barnstom Drain. The story of Old Stinker is one of several stories that are linked to the mystical Wold Newton Triangle, an area that also borne tales of zombies and ghosts.
Author Charles Christian recalled the story of the infamous werewolf to the Hull Daily Mail: “There is the legend of a werewolf called Old Stinker – a giant beast covered with hair and burning red eyes, who was so called because he had bad breath.” Christian claimed that it was known for the wolves to dig up the bodies from burial sites. This is where the idea was formed that they were supernatural beings, who took form of werewolves. When people would glimpse what they thought was the rear lights of a car in front, they would be shocked find the red eyes of a wolf staring them down Christian told the newspaper. As the next full moon approaches, the townsfolks are ready to prove the legend of Old Stinker to the world.