Indians are very reasonable to assume that come from animals (which is consistent with Darwin's theory), and never killed the animal, which was sacred to their kind. Similar views were also observed in Aboriginal Australia.
Information on animal-humans have come to us from ancient times, and it should be noted that the essence of their time for it has not changed. Stories about werewolves that night to go hunting in the skin of the beast, and the next morning turned back into a human, they are the real soil. And now some people are diagnosed with "lycanthropy."
This disease is not yet fully understood, but it is a sea change in the mental state of a man who at the same time feels like a beast, he has a thirst for murder, but the appearance of man does not change. It is noticed that the peak activity of the disease is closely related to the phase of the moon, and most often at the full moon.
Noticed even our ancestors, who believed that the werewolf takes the form of an animal at the full moon. What can explain the origin of this strange disease? There is no doubt that leads to a state mental disorder, but do not cast off is another option. Science has proven that there is a so-called "genetic memory", which contains information about previous generations. It is quite possible that genetic memory of the person are also included information about his "animal" origin, and under certain conditions this mechanism starts.
But if somehow lycanthropy can lead to a scientific justification, then what about the numerous eyewitness accounts of encounters with strange beasts that could walk on its hind legs?
The most famous in the history of the werewolf is considered "Zhevodansky beast", the terror of one of the provinces of France in the XVIII century. Number of victims of his attacks people was about two hundred people, and those who managed to survive after a meeting with him, said it was a very large wolf with reddish hair and an unusually long tail.
And the monster behaved not like a normal animal — in the attack, he stood on his hind legs and paws hit man in the face. Numerous attempts to catch it fails — the animal can easily evade pursuit and avoid traps spaced hunters. But in 1767, a silver bullet one hunter still managed to shoot a very large wolf (which really had an unusual coat color and disproportionately long front legs), after the attack ceased.
Information about attacks and werewolves come today. Residents of the province Okaka (Namibia, Africa) say their pet kills a werewolf, is also here were recorded attacks on humans. As a result of hunting this animal were found traces of an unknown substance, which were not similar to those of any existing animals.
Strange creature in the landscape park of England Cannock — Chase met one woman, according to her being more or less a huge, the size of a lion, a fox.
And in 2008 in Taua (Brazil), the residents appealed to the police to defuse the "chelovekovolka" which carried out attacks in the area, stealing sheep.
The extraordinary vitality of werewolves due to the high degree of regeneration of tissues. This is due to the fact that they can be transformed from one state to another. With one part of the being the "beast" are often keeps in memory the image of the original "man", so if there was a fatal wound, the werewolf returns to her hunky human species. This unique ability to allow the monster werewolves live long enough.
As to whether to keep the werewolves some human feelings, most experts believe that there is, because the human mind is replaced by conscious animal. While family members werewolf in the animal is not aggressive, as members of their pack.
But where did these come from strange creatures on the planet? There is quite a lot of detailed descriptions of potions, by which a person can become a beast, but some potions is not limited. A number of scientists agree that werewolves — people with paranormal abilities, who have such a strong hypnotic effect on people that they see them only in the form of animals.
Others have suggested that they were the result of an experiment by crossing an ancient man with a wolf, such manipulation could well afford the representatives of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations, because not only the image of a "man-wolf" is preserved in ancient legends, here, and also may include a centaur — a hybrid horse and man, the siren — "rybocheloveka", or harpy — a bird with a human head.
However, speculation remains speculation, and all the scientists hope that they will one day still be able to solve this unusual puzzle.
"The Earth Chronicles," Thursday, 1/17/2013