October 30, 2012
Montana Hunter Tags Giant Wolf
By Chad Love
It's Halloween Eve, so what better time to ponder a Lycanthropic mystery? But first, a statement--An American Werewolf in London is the best werewolf movie ever made. Period. This 1981 cult classic, directed by the brilliant John Landis (of Animal House and Blues Brothers fame) is smart, hilarious, and terrifying. And it had an awesomely scary werewolf. Which brings us to the the point of this blog: what really happened to the werewolf from An American Werewolf in London? If you've seen the movie, you know the werewolf allegedly died in a fusillade of police gunfire.
But after seeing this photo, I'm not so sure. This photograph purports to be a Montana wolf, taken by hunter Travis Boughton earlier this month, while he and his father were elk hunting. According to Travis, this "wolf" was chasing the bulls Travis and his father were hunting. But look closely. Is that really a wolf, or something...more?
Just a little something to ponder as you head into the deep, dark woods this week...