MYS297: France, 1764. A terrifying and unknown beast roams the countryside killing more than 100 men, women, and children, and injuring 200 more. A royal reward is even issued for its capture or death. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli ask what made the beast so ferocious, why it attacked so many people, and what kind of beast it actually was.
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- Romero and Schwalb’s book Beast: Werewolves, Serial Killers, and Man-Eaters: The Mystery of the Monsters of Gevaudan
- Karl-Hans Taake’s book The Gevaudan Tragedy: The Disastrous Campaign of a Deported “Beast”
- Linnell et al.’s paper The Fear of Wolves: A Review of Wolf Attacks on Humans
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- Man-Eater of Mfuwe
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