A 67-year-old Chinese man and another younger man began fighting over a seat in Guangzhou’s Subway. The result was a bloodbath that horrified all passengers on board. The old man attacked the younger man a proceeded to devour his ear and then other parts of his head, resulting in the young man’s face in a bloody mess, and his ear being badly bitten off.
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This behavior is becoming more common in the world and no one has an explanation. There has been a lot of talk about how this all resembles some bizarre zombie apocalypse. We can also determine that perhaps there is something far darker and that we now have to understand that we live in times where all of the nightmares we once thought were fantasy are manifesting on a grand scale. Humans that show traits that were once described as demonic possession are now becoming part of the common experience and people who completely lose their faculties are killing indiscriminately and in some cases eating the carcasses like a predator will devours its prey.
Police departments and medical examiners are now seeing a disturbing trend in criminal reports. The trend can only be described as dark and otherworldly as there have been many crimes that have been committed where victims have been ravaged by humans that act more like predatory animals.
Countless reports have shown up on mainstream news programs. Now, it is becoming typical to hear of wild behaviors in humans where they strip naked and attack their victims. When confronted by law officers, the predatory suspect either lunges at the officers or after been tazed and shot repeatedly is able to get up and again attack.
This behavior has been called everything from zombie behavior to drug related psychosis. Now medical examiners have to come up with a new term to explain the behaviors without indulging in occult verbiage.
We have heard of Vampires and Werewolves and shape shifting demons from old folklore and have dismissed the possibility of such creatures. They are creatures that seek out human flesh and devour it like dog or a wolf pouncing on its prey without warning. The crazed human monster is created when adrenaline levels reach amazing highs, heart rate increases and body temperature is high enough to create mental confusion and hallucinations.
The medical authorities are calling the phenomenon “Excited Delirium” and it usually results in death.
There are some critics who claim that excited delirium is not real and that it is more of a sanitized way of dealing with some supernatural phenomenon that seems to be the result of either a toxic physical environment or a toxic spiritual one.
You see the most confounding things is that people say there are no werewolves vampires or zombies and that satisfies the argument for a lot of skeptics. However keep in mind that something like excited delirium doesn’t show up in an autopsy, it is the subject’s behavior that determines the diagnosis. If there aren’t any witnesses, only the police can describe what happened. So now we are faced with the dark question; are men and women capable of taking on the characteristics or even shape shift into a flesh eating Werewolf?
Father Rufus Pereira, Roman Catholic priest and exorcist appointed by Pope John Paul II, took to the podium at a Catholic Conference; he had an Urgent message from Pope Benedict XVI bout Satan. Some 300 catholic priests appointed by the pope as Exorcists were called together to discuss vampirism, shape shifting and mental illness.
The conference was held at Poland’s Jasna Gora monastery, home to the venerated Black Madonna icon. The congress examined the current fashion for vampirism in Europe and the world-over, lycanthropy, schizophrenia and other mental disorders and the topic of demonic shape shifting into profane forms.
The Priests were warned that the devil’s deceit is in the acceptance of devils, vampires and the mental illness that turns people into vicious beasts. The Catholic Father was very serious about the societal change in attitudes towards the reality of evil and the invitation of demonic denizens into society.
According to a group of Christian scholars, this comes as the world is experiencing an explosion of ancient occultism combined with wicked fascination for ghosts and all things paranormal. In the United States alone, there are now more than two hundred thousand registered witches, this group claims, and as many as 8 million unregistered practitioners of “the craft.” On college and high school campuses, vampires, werewolves, and other “creatures of the night” are esteemed as objects of desire and idolized by young men and women who view them as cult icons of envious mystical power.
Speak of the Werewolf and you are told that it is a mythical creature. Others will tell you about lycanthropy and how people would have the appearance of wolves. Shape shifting has also been recorded anciently, where a man wears the skin of a creature and becomes that creature. What is a werewolf and how does one become one? Have there been werewolves in our midst? The answer is surprising.
With the quickness of a cat the monster attacks from the shadows pouncing on it’s victim, ripping it’s throat out and quenching it’s thirst with the severed vein which serves as a fountain of life. The twitching body slowly loses its life force and the creature drops the lifeless body to the ground and moves on to the next unsuspecting victim. The Story of the shape shifter or Werewolf is as old as your bedtime stories.
The wolf disguised as grandma lies in the bed as the young girl with the red hood arrives with wine and bread. It is symbolic of trying to get the evil shape-shifting creature to partake of the sacrament. There is also an element of transubstantiation as the shape shifter eats the Girl and then she returns again in an act of resurrection. So perhaps the werewolf is real? That we merely try to explain it away with science when in reality, it is creature that has been yanked from its domain in hell to prey upon children.
“Even a man who is pure in heart,
And says his prayers by night,
May become a wolf when the wolf bane blooms
And the autumn moon is bright.”
Werewolf tales existed during the Inquisition. In 1598 a werewolf was reportedly captured and was forced to drink a tub of water to cleanse it of its possession by Satan. The werewolf died of a distended stomach.
Another werewolf tale was that of Peter Stubb of Cologne. The story goes that Stubb was brutally tortured until he confessed that he transformed himself into a wolf by a magic apron given to him by the devil. The judges couldn’t find the apron where Stubb claimed it was hidden and so it was explained that Satan had taken the apron back to hell. Stubb was sentenced to have the flesh pulled off his bones in ten places with red-hot pincers, then to have his legs and arms broken with a wooden axe; finally to be beheaded and burned.
On December 14, 1598, a tailor of Chalons was sentenced to death for having confessed to luring children into his shop, murdering and eating them. It was believed that the man was a werewolf however no one will know for sure. Cover-ups aren’t necessarily the product of paranoid conspiracy theorists because the judges ordered the court records burned.
In 1521 at Poligny, three men were induced by torture to say they had made themselves wolves with a magic salve given them by the devil, and in wolf shape they had eaten several children, and enjoyed sexual relations with wild she-wolves. Gilles Garnier was a famous “lycanthrope” caught by the Inquisition, tortured and executed for having devoured children. The charge was not murder or cannibalism, but lycanthropy. Whatever was left of the pagan wolf cults, it seems the Christian church molded the material into the enduring legend of the werewolf.
However medieval Christianity is not the only place where werewolves lurk in the shadows.
Ancient Navajo beliefs speak of the shape shifter and its mannerisms. The skin walker wears the skin of who it wants to be, and literally becomes that person or that creature. The skin walker often wears the skin of the wolf and of course the mentality of that creature takes over the mind of the man, thus making him a werewolf.
There were many rituals that were said to transform a man into a werewolf. They would draw circles and ingest substances that would put them in a trance-like state. Great fires would be built and opium was smoked then a medicine man would use an incantation:
“Hail, Hail, Hail, great wolf spirit, Hail!
A boon I ask thee, mighty shade.
Within this circle I have made.
Make me a werewolf strong and bold.
The terror alike of young and old.
Grant me a figure tall and spare;
The speed of the elk, the claws of the bear;
The poison of snakes, the wit of the fox;
The stealth of the wolf, the strength of the ox;
The jaws of the tiger, the teeth of the shark;
The eyes of a cat that sees in the dark;
Make me climb like a monkey, scent like a dog;
Swim like a fish, and eat like a hog.
Haste, Haste, Haste, lonely spirit, Haste!
Here, wan and drear, magic spell making,
Findest thou me – shaking, quaking.
Softly fan me as I lie.
And thy mystic touch apply.
Touch apply, and I swear that when I die,
When I die, I will serve thee evermore,
Evermore, in gray wolf land, cold and raw”.
The supplicant then kisses the ground three times, and advances toward a fire and then screams:
“Make me a werewolf! Make me a man-eater!
Make me a werewolf! Make me a woman-eater!
Make me a werewolf! Make me a human -eater!
I pine for blood! human blood!
Give it to me! Give it to me tonight!
Great Wolf Spirit! Give it to me, and heart, body, and soul, I am yours!”
It was told that after all was said the trees would begin to rustle, and the wind would moan and out of the sudden darkness there would be a glowing, tall, cylindrical, pillar-like phantom of the Unknown, seven or eight feet in height.
There are others who claim that the column would take on a half man half human form. Gray in color with large eyes. It would then transform into a woman with large ears and a dog-like snout. It eventually transforms into a wolf. The wolf then would bite the supplicant.
It would then produce a prolonged howl that sounds as if it is produced from the bowels of the earth, a piercing, harrowing whine, or a low laugh of hellish glee. The supplicant is now a werewolf. He undergoes his first morphing into wolf form the following evening at sunset, reassuming his human shape at dawn This will continue until his death, when he may once morph either from man form or wolf form.
The Spanish story of Manuel Blanco Romasanta is one that talks of a ritual that Romasanta performed before he would attack his victims and eating them and leaving behind their bones. He would strip off his clothes dance in the moonlight and then roll around on the ground three times in order to become a werewolf.
There have been several murderers in the modern age that may have been in fact werewolves. When we look metaphorically at the acts of Jeffery Dahmer and Ed Gein one needs to question if the spirit of the wolf possessed them.
It was said that Gein preserved his mother’s skin. He confessed that he often dressed up in it, wore his mother’s clothes, and ran outside the farmhouse to dance in the moonlight. He also wore belts of human nipples and would make furniture of human skin.
Dahmer of course was legendary for eating his victims which also is a trait of the man wolf. Is it madness or possession? What causes a man to kill and eat his victims?
Of course we are forced to consider the moon and how phases may or may not affect human behavior. During a full moon, more crimes, violence and accidents are reported. Hospital Emergency rooms are said to fill up during a full moon.
I would also be disingenuous of I did not point out that there are many drugs out there that can trigger this behavior. Doctors are saying that chemists are actually creating all sorts of concoctions that are creating this behavior. These designer drugs and toxins trigger a massive fight or flight predatory response where the reptilian brain takes over and the empathetic mammalian side of the brain is completely obliterated.
The body temperature escalates and the mind becomes agitated. Then comes the failure of the feedback mechanisms that will readjust the core consciousness. Then comes the response of paranoia and a kill or be killed response.
However we must also keep in mind that while drugs are capable of creating these predatory humans, we must also keep in mind that we are all animals and that we once were programmed with the hunter instinct that through the evolutionary process was not needed for defense or survival.
It may be that as we are told that the end of the world is near; some human minds are cracking and are going back to primal instincts by some evolutionary accident. It can all be triggered because some people perceive an apocalypse that seems to be in progress and without any signs of stopping.