Man-Eating Wolves in India

In 1996 in Banbirpur, India (in the state of Uttar Pradesh) there was a rash of sightings of a pack of huge wolves attacking a local village.  The story was reported in newspapers at the time as “Man-Eating Wolves” attack small village in India. Reporters and villagers claimed that a huge gigantic wolf preyed upon a lady and her children as they were in a clearing at the edge of a small village.  The wolf spotted an opening and grabbed a 4-year old child by the neck, carrying him off into the woods.  33 other children were taken away in a similar manner by what was believed to be a large pack of man-eating wolves.

Man-eating wolves are extremely rare to the area, and because of this rarity, villagers did not believe that just mere wolves were at fault. One conservationist named Ram Lakhan Singh even went so far as to say ”It’s the worst wolf menace anywhere in the world in at least 100 years”.

Vicious rumors started spreading regarding what else could be terrorizing the Indian village.  Not only did villagers start accusing strangers and other villagers of the crimes, but at one point, werewolves were also rumored to be the menace that was attacking the villagers as wolves.

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38 Responses

  1. Wolfye says:

    Nah… werewolves wouldn’t do that… and regular wolves rarely attack humans. There’s something more behind that… i know that werewolves don’t like human meat. So it must be more something there. Anyways… did someone found any bones, or something like that that could prove such a thing, or there are any photos? If not, then i refuse to believe that werewolves have to do with that.

  2. Aconissa says:

    I read something like this a while ago. Also in India, there were people being killed by wolves. Its quite frightening really, that these kind of things happen regularily, but I dont think its werewolves.

  3. Lunar says:

    Strange. Generally wolves try to avoid humans, unless of course provoked or rabid. Although there has been cases where wolves have made women and children their prey. Historically, attacks by healthy wolves tended to be clustered in space and time, indicating that human-killing was not a normal behavior for the average wolf, but rather an atypical behavior that single wolves or packs developed and maintained until they were killed. It could and most likely is, simply regular wolves. Habituation would contribute to those types of attacks. That would only be the case though, if either the wolves are dwelling in close proximity of human dwellings, or humans are intentionally encouraging them to approach them by offering them food and such.

  4. Kevkas says:

    The idea of someone sayin its werewolves is a bit annoying.

  5. Kevkas says:

    @Lunar: u 4got hybridization

  6. Kevkas says:

    @Aconissa: frightening, maybe. werewolves? definitely not.

  7. Kevkas says:

    @Aconissa: frightening maybe, but werewolves, def not

  8. Lunar says:

    @Kevkas:
    Thought I had mentioned the most logical

  9. Dynomutt says:

    Hmm, regardless of the type of wolf (be it were or otherwise), it’s a strange occurance. Perhaps there’s an uprising in India? Or, perhaps wild wolves are becoming bolder and/or hungrier?

  10. Lunar says:

    @Dynomutt:
    True, but I seriously doubt it’s were.

  11. Dynomutt says:

    Yeah, it’s much more likely to be the result of human impact on nature

  12. Aconissa says:

    Human beings are always pushing animals to the edge and changing their behavior by changing their environment…. its sad.

  13. Kevkas says:

    @Lunar:
    u did but hybridization is a slight possibility

  14. Kevkas says:

    @Aconissa: thats cuz humans dont care bout anything but expanding their territory. they think they own the world they live n when the truth is, they dont.

  15. Aconissa says:

    @Kevkas: Definitely. Truth is, no specific species or being owns the earth. its just is.

  16. Lunar says:

    The world doesn’t belong to anyone in truth. It’s here for us all. Wether you are human, therian, animal, or what have you, it serves some purpose to you in some way shape or form. I can say I own the land I live on, but the earth, regardless of what part, belongs to itself. It will still be here long after we are gone. So it will never belong to anyone.

  17. Aconissa says:

    @Lunar: Indeed. When earth was created it was by accident, and thus it had no specific purpose. The evolution of us was also an accident, there was no intended outcome, so we along with all living creatures do not own the earth.

  18. Lunar says:

    @Aconissa:
    I don’t think it was all accident, because I believe everything has a purpose or reason for happening, but that is my belief. However I do agree no certain creature owns the earth.

  19. Aconissa says:

    @Lunar: Well, everyone has a different view of the world. But yeah, the earth is neither ours nor anyone else’s.

  20. Kevkas says:

    im unsure if i believe in purpose or not

  21. Lunar says:

    Very true aconissa 🙂

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