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Old 02-04-2016, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Hello everyone.

I'd rather not make a poll for this, since there could potentially be many answers. It is not simply a Yes or No question. Some people have mixed and/or many opinions about such a question like this. Do you believe in the existence of Werewolves? Half man, half wolf. (I.E my profile picture).

Personally, I think they are real to a certain extent. They're not the bloodthirsty killers that go out on full moons. They're pretty much normal people that live with a shapeshifting superpower. That is my opinion. Although science can argue this, science can argue biblical (Holy Bible) events that seem like BS as well (like the red sea parting or Jesus reviving himself). Anyways, I'm going a bit too in depth with this paragraph.

What do y'all think? Do you believe in Lycanthropes (Werewolves)?
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Old 02-05-2016, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Maine
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No.

Shapeshifters of legend and folklore were not anything like the creatures you describe. Read this book: The Beast Within: A History of the Werewolf Robot Check Apologies for the horrid cover, but it really is a great book.

The closest modern-day equivalent to the true werewolves of history are brotherhoods like the Marine Corps, Navy Seals, Green Beret, etc. Same concept.
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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No.

Shapeshifters of legend and folklore were not anything like the creatures you describe. Read this book: The Beast Within: A History of the Werewolf Robot Check Apologies for the horrid cover, but it really is a great book.

The closest modern-day equivalent to the true werewolves of history are brotherhoods like the Marine Corps, Navy Seals, Green Beret, etc. Same concept.
Lol, well then I guess it's no wonder as to why the U.S wins so many wars.

OH DANG, I'm moving to Aberdeen Maryland. That's a military town. Should I expect to find any Werewolf brotherhoods?
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Lol, well then I guess it's no wonder as to why the U.S wins so many wars.

OH DANG, I'm moving to Aberdeen Maryland. That's a military town. Should I expect to find any Werewolf brotherhoods?
If that's anywhere near Annapolis, you'll be surrounded.
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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If that's anywhere near Annapolis, you'll be surrounded.
Nah... it's in Harford County.
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:30 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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The. American Indians believed in them, and many tri es still do. Skin walkers were/are very real to many Indian tribes.. Certain places they won't even go, even in these modern times because of such beliefs, and many others besides Indians have been spooked off these areas as well. I have a couple VERY highly educated Indian. friends, who won't even go near certain places, because of skinwalker and other phenomenona.

Their legends vary quite a bit from European type legends of werewolves and such. I actually find them more believable, in many ways. Both have been theorized to have been surviving cryptids. Pleistocene type predators.still roaming about. That's a possibility, I suppose. Descriptions given by people who claim to have seen the creatures match up with such animals. Other things are not so easily explained. Believe or not. I've experienced some spooky stuff wandering into places I was warned not to go, and ended up beating feat before I went in to deep. Got a couple " I told y so's, " as well. There's weird stuff out there. I can't be a skeptic any more. Not after things I've seen. Manly in remove places, I was warned not to go anyway.. I've learned my lessons.

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Old 02-05-2016, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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The. American Indians believed in them, and many tri es still do. Skin walkers were/are very real to many Indian tribes.. Certain places they won't even go, even in these modern times because of such beliefs, and many others besides Indians have been spooked off these areas as well. I have a couple VERY highly educated India. friends, who won't even go near certain places, because of skinwalker and other phenomenona.

Their legends vary quite a bit from European type legends of werewolves and such. I actually find them more believable, in many ways. Both have been theorized to have been surviving cryptids. Pleistocene type predators.still roaming about. That's a possibility, I suppose. Descriptions given by people who claim to have seen the creatures match up with such animals. Other things are not so easily explained. Believe or not. I've experienced some spooky stuff wandering into places I was warned not to go, and ended up beating feat before I went in to deep. Got a couple " I told y so's, " as well. There's weird stuff out there. I can't be a skeptic any more. Not after things I've seen. Manly in remove places, I was warned not to go anyway.. I've learned my lessons.
I started believing in Werewolves after I spotted one last summer, in Gunpowder, Maryland. It spooked the hell out of me. It looked a little like bigfoot. With hind legs and a snout. Since then, I looked up what a big creature with hind legs, stood on 2s, huge muscles, and a snout would be. My first results on my Google search was Lycanthropes. I google'd Lycanthropes...

I got Werewolves. BAM! Since then, I've been interested in their existence.
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Never believed in this, There may be wolf hybrids or mutations/crypto creatures but not like the werewolf of legend I think. No doubt there are things no fully known to man out there though.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:14 AM
 
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Never believed in this, There may be wolf hybrids or mutations/crypto creatures but not like the werewolf of legend I think. No doubt there are things no fully known to man out there though.
Well... a question like can be rooted from another question:

Do you believe in shapeshifting?
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Well... a question like can be rooted from another question:

Do you believe in shapeshifting?
No. Seems a little far fetched to me.
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