Families fear a werewolf is on the prowl in Hull
Like the title character in hit 1980s movie An American Werewolf in London, the Hull creature is described as having glowing eyes.
And shortly after midnight, they spotted the monster after hearing it crashing around in the undergrowth on the banks of Barmston Drain which flows through the city to Beverley.
Folklore expert Charles Christian was the first to spot something in the pitch black, but clouds drifted over the moon making it impossible to use his camera.
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“It was moving very noisily. It did not seem afraid even though I was shining a torch at it. It seemed more curious.
“I would have been scared except I knew it was on the bank on the other side of the drain and it seemed an incredible distance to jump even for a werewolf.
His wife Jane, 64, said: “All I could see were the eyes and heard the crashing of the undergrowth as it prowled about. I was scared.”
The creature has been spotted by factories
Mike Covell, the local folklore expert leading the search, said: “Bushes had been crushed and plants uprooted like a tank had gone through.
“It was definitely something big. Then we heard a cracking of the wood as we saw whatever we saw.
Families fear the werewolf could be lurking near factories and riverbanks in Hull
“We are determined to sweep the whole area and leave no stone unturned. The trouble is we cannot sniff the creature out.
“The overwhelming stink from the local tannery is masking its smell.
“Some residents thought it was a joke but the vast majority are treating this very seriously. We want to find what is out there.”