Is the fear of werewolves justified?
People are afraid of werewolves not necessarily because they have encountered one, but mainly because of what they see in movies – the fearsome creature that attacks humans. Is this fear justified? Should humans be afraid of werewolves??
The truth is that a human will be hard-pressed to find a werewolf unless the werewolf wants to be found. If the werewolf does want to be found by the human, it will be either because (1) the human has nothing to be afraid of from the werewolf in the first place (ie the werewolf and human have some kind of truce) or (2) the werewolf is hunting the human – for some specific reason. So, the answer is yes, humans are justified in their fear of werewolves, but really, not to the extent that it has become.
You would think there were werewolves attacking humans all the time with the type of bad publicity werewolves often get. Werewolf attacks are in truth pretty uncommon as most werewolves keep to themselves and know the repurcussions of hunting humans. And when werewolves do attack or hunt humans, it is with cause and with a motive. Werewolves do not attack randomly of for no reason as some werewolf stories in newspapers might have you believe.