Werewolf hunter reveals ‘UK’s paranormal triangle where terrifying beasts congregate’
There are more reports of paranormal events in the UK than almost any region of comparable size on Earth.
And East Yorkshire has a strong claim to be Britain’s scariest area.
Specifically, the area of East Yorkshire known as the Wold Newton Triangle, named after the village that sits at the center of this mystical area.
The area is particularly known for werewolf sightings.
One foggy night in the 1960s, a truck driver made his way along a remote road in Wolds.
As his vehicle drove, he saw a pair of red eyes in the darkness. Seconds later, a “wolf-like creature” attempted to force its way through the windshield.
Author, paranormal researcher and sometimes werewolf hunter Charles Christian told the Daily mail from the hull in 2015, this account provides a glimpse into the strange events in the Wold Newton Triangle.
“This part of the country was once infested with wolves,” said Mr Christian, whose book, A Travel Guide To Yorkshire’s Weird Wolds, explores some of the region’s gruesome stories.
“Until the 18th century, there was still a wolf bounty for anyone who killed them.
“It was known that wolves dig up corpses in cemeteries. From there was born the idea that they are supernatural beings, which took the form of werewolves. “
“There is the legend of a werewolf called Old Stinker,” he added, “a large, hairy beast with red eyes, who was called that because he had bad breath.”
Old Stinker made headlines as recently as 2016 after reports of a sighting of the monster at Barmston Drain in Hull, which is well outside the triangle but shows fears persist.
One woman claimed the beast had a German Shepherd in its mouth and was 8 feet tall.
“When I was a kid I remember someone saying they wouldn’t drive along Flixton to Bridlington Road after dark because of those fears,” Mr Christian said.
“When people saw what they thought were the tail lights of a car up front, it turned out to be the red eyes of a wolf.
The problem of the region was recognized in 937 AD, when King Athelstan granted the construction of an inn to provide travelers with shelter from these attacks.
Anyone on the road would have been especially suspicious of Wolf-monath – the Saxon name for January – when the creatures, hungry for the easy picking of cattle, would turn into human prey.
“You were more likely to be eaten back then than at any other time of the year,” Charles said.
The hostel was built near Saxton Hill, called Spital Ho, in North Yorkshire. Its purpose was to protect travelers from wolf attacks.
The wolves around Spital Ho were said to have been so intelligent that people began to believe that they were somehow humans who had the power to transform into wolves overnight.
The Wold Newton Triangle is also known for its sightings of zombies, fairies, dragons, and a ghost river called the Waters of Woe.
What could there be behind this concentration of strangeness? Some evoke the meteorite strike in 1795.
Space rock, one of the largest meteorites in history to strike the UK, impacted near the junction of five ley lines – those supposedly mystical veins running through the Earth that some say carry a magical or even alien energy.
Can any of these reports be taken seriously? This is Yorkshire. You have to take the locals seriously.