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.