Bray Road Beast: The legends of the Wisconsin Werewolves go back as far as the original history of the werewolf. The area that became Wisconsin was home to the original tribe that can claim that former tribe members were the first to have the ability to transform into wolves. While this is a relatively little-known legend, the modern werewolf sightings in Wisconsin are a bit better known. Wisconsin Werewolf Sighting Year: 1936 Location: Jefferson County, Wisconsin Mark Schackelman was…
"Among wolves, no matter how sick, no matter how cornered, no matter how alone, afraid or weakened, the wolf will continue. The hallmark of the wild nature is that it goes on." Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women who run with the wolves
A werewolf, also known as a lycanthrope (from the Greek λυκάνθρωπος: λύκος, lukos, "wolf", and ἄνθρωπος, anthrōpos, "man"), is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or an anthropomorphic wolf-like creature, either purposely or after being placed under a curse and/or lycanthropic affliction via a bite or scratch from a werewolf, or some other means.
Old myths and legends: Among the Cherokee there was a belief that to kill a wolf was to invite retribution from other wolves. Many tribes felt that killing a wolf would cause game to disappear. And there was a widespread belief that a weapon that had killed a wolf would never work right again. --Barry Lopez