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Just what WAS the Beast of Gévaudan?

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Originally posted on John Knifton:
There is no shortage of theories as to the identity of the murderous beast I described recently,  la Bèstia de Gévaudan,which terrorised a whole province of France from 1764-1767, and claimed upwards of a hundred…

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The Beast of Benais

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Originally posted on John Knifton:
The ferocious so-called “Beast of Benais”, in central France, was either one unbelievably long lived monster, or a series of, conceivably, related animals. According to one account….. “At the end of the winter of 1693, on…

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The Beast of Gévaudan: a real monster

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Originally posted on John Knifton:
Last week I watched my heroes, the six Hillbilly Hunters, chase vainly after the Hell Hound of Pike County, Kentucky. As a European, though, I could not possibly be unaware of this fearsome creatures’s striking similarity to the…

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The Beast of Orléans and his grandson

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Originally posted on John Knifton:
This blog post will introduce you to yet another killer monster (or monsters) in the long, long series of killer monsters which have ravaged different areas of France from around 1550 until the present day.…

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French Monsters : the solution

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Originally posted on John Knifton:
I think that I have established by now, in a long series of articles, that large numbers of innocent people in France were being attacked, and frequently eaten, by wild creatures of some sort from the late…

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The Beast of Sarlat

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Originally posted on John Knifton:
The « Bête féroce de Sarlat » was famous in Périgord in central France from 1766 onwards. Its peculiarity was not to attack women but exclusively to kill men. According to that font of all knowledge,…

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It’s Kushcraft! Weed in Witchcraft

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Originally posted on Paige Vanderbeck, The Fat Feminist Witch:
Today is 420 – the official weed holiday for people who love weed. Thanks to a group of teens (bless ’em) in San Rafael California who used to meet up after…

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