The Beast of Veyreau….another cannibal killer!

Zut alors! Another weird Gevaudan-like beast! This one was slimmer, though. *And* it could stand on its hind legs. Rather unnerving to say the LEAST! Bit reminiscent of the Beast of Bray Road in the States – only that had hands that it could pick stuff up in! Bit more like a classic werewolf: plus it’s knee joints were the human way round. These French “werewolves” do seem more like cunning animals.

John Knifton

One more man eating monster to terrorise the local peasants of France was the “Bête de Veyreau”. At a time and in a place both relatively close to the Beast of Gevaudan, his bloodsoaked career peaked from 1799 onwards as he laid waste to an area of France called the “Causse Noir” or “Black Causse”. This beautiful countryside is situated more or less in the south of the Massif Central. Here is the old province of Rouergue, whose capital was Rodez:

rourgue

And this is a more detailed map, with a red square in the extreme east representing the village of Veyreau. The orange arrow refused to travel abroad:

map square

The province directly to the east of the green area is Gévaudan. The “Causse Noir” or “Black Causse” is dry, rugged and rocky.

1280px-Causse_Noir

There are many mountainous areas and some notable gorges such as the “Gorges de la Jonte”:

gorges de la jonte

Normally, the best…

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