One of the most notorious places for werewolf sightings is said to be in Cannock Chase which is an area in Central England near Staffordshire. The area is a wooded country setting with lots of wildlife and hiking and mountain biking paths throughout. In this beautiful forested English setting, over the past 30 years, 21 werewolf sightings have been reported – the most recent one being at the end of 2009. Various eyewitness accounts as reported in the local newspapers all have the same description. The reports claim that witnesses sight what appears to be a large dog, however when they get closer, it becomes apparent it is not a dog, as the creature pulls itself upright, and runs into the forest on its two hind legs. And for the record, the eyewitnesses are not untrustworthy individuals – the people claiming the sightings are everyday people – a postal worker, a scout leader, and various members of the community.
Although many people insist that the sightings are indeed real werewolf sightings, there are other theories that have been proposed, including what the local newspaper described as possible “subterranean creatures“, another theory includes a “stone age” creature. While noone is quite sure what the creature is, people claim the evidence clearly points to one thing – there truly is an unidentifiable creature of some kind roaming the woods of the area.
(Read about an account by a physicist with the Loch Ness Monster!)
What I find particularly interesting about the Cannock Chase werewolf sightings, is that in all of England, nearly every werewolf sighting is coming from this particular area of the country. This could point to some truth in the eyewitness reports – the creature appears to have made that area his home. Let’s assume for argument’s sake that this is a real werewolf. If that is the case, it appears to be one that is either being reckless on purpose and advertising his location, or one that has not learned how to deal with his transformations. Neither of which can be good for werewolves and humans.