This Day in the Yesteryear: MYSTERIOUS BEAST OF GÉVAUDAN KILLS ITS FIRST VICTIM (1764)

Mysterious Beast of Gévaudan Kills Its First Victim (1764)

From 1764 to 1767, the people of Gévaudan, France, reported dozens of sightings of a man-eating, wolf-like creature now known as the Beast of From 1764 to 1767, the people of Gévaudan, France, reported dozens of sightings of a man-eating, wolf-like creature now known as the Beast of Gévaudan. According to many accounts, the beast—consistently described as having large teeth and an immense tail—killed some 100 people, prompting King Louis XV to send hunters to slay it. Some stories say a local hunter shot the beast, possibly with silver bullets. According to one theory, what exotic-but-real creature may have been behind the attacks? More… Discuss

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2 responses to “This Day in the Yesteryear: MYSTERIOUS BEAST OF GÉVAUDAN KILLS ITS FIRST VICTIM (1764)

  1. Thank you so much for reblogging my post about the Beast of Gevaudan! Lenora x

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