We’ve all heard reference to the famous song Werewolf in London but according to a new report, there very well may have been a lycanthrope hanging around the city in the mid-1980s. And who knows, it might still be there!
One of our favorite authors, Linda Godfrey, published an encounter on her website reported by a fellow named ‘Gary.’ Twenty-six at the time, Gary claims he saw a werewolf while walking along Underhill Road in the south-east of the city. As he passed through the south-western end of Camberwell New Cemetery, Gary opted to cross the old cemetery to save a little more time. He quickly realized it was dark and without a flashlight, could only see a short distance ahead.
Abruptly, movement caught Gary’s eye, and he thought he saw a large dog move quickly in front of him. Convinced his mind was playing tricks, Gary pressed on. Suddenly something grabbed his arm tightly and pushed him to the ground.
Gary’s attacker was powerful and reeked a ‘cold and awful’ stench. Gary could smell it’s foul breath as it drooled down on him. The creature sniffed Gary, just like a dog, and just when he thought his life was over, it sprinted off into the darkness.
Gary believes an illness saved his life, theorising the creature could smell his sickness, driving the beast away.
Despite the darkness, Gary did describe his assailant well. It had the head of a German Shepherd and a body similar to a Great Dane. The most interesting fact was that it held him with human-like hands, not paws, with long nails, not claws.
If Gary’s story is true, anyone in the area interested in becoming a werewolf might be tempted to visit Camberwell New Cemetery. Don’t say we didn’t warn you though!