Old Stinker – The Wolds Werewolf

18 April 2019 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

In May 2016, reports of a werewolf in Hull were front-page news. Sighted by a local woman, she described it as follows;

 “It was stood upright one moment. The next it was down on all fours running like a dog. I was terrified. It bounded along on all fours, then stopped and reared up on to its back legs, before running down the embankment towards the water. It vaulted 30ft over to the other side and vanished up the embankment and over a wall into some allotments.”

According to the Daily Mirror report, another couple saw “something tall and hairy” eating a German Shepherd dog by the side of the drain. They stopped to get a closer look and saw it jump an 8ft fence, before vanishing into the night, still clutching its prey in its jaws.

Other people also reported seeing the beast in the area at the time.

Another werewolf episode in the area was reported in the 1960’s reported by a truck driver who claimed it tried to smash its way into his cab. Actually though, there have been rumors of a werewolf in the area for hundred’s of years – it has even been given a name – Old Stinker. The truck driver recounted his experience as follows;

….while traveling down a quiet road in Yorkshire, he noticed what looked like a pair of red lights by the side of the road. According to the driver’s story, when he slowed the truck down to get a better look at the lights, a “huge wolf-like creature” attacked his truck. The creature reportedly tried to break the windshield of the truck before disappearing back into the dark. As it did, the driver realized that what he had mistaken for a pair of red lights were, in fact, the creature’s glowing red eyes. When residents of Yorkshire began hearing about the driver’s harrowing encounter, they began to realized that the giant, red-eyed, wolf-like attacker bore a frightening resemblance to the Old Stinker of legend.

Old Stinker goes wayback and was described in the 1100’s as a ‘wolf-like monster that walks on its hind legs like a human’. The beast has red fiery eyes and a powerful long tail. However, the most telling feature is its disgusting stinky breath that has forever given it its name – Old Stinker.

Sightings of a werewolf in the area go back even to Saxon times with the Wolds or Flixton werewolf and it may be this is the one and same Old Stinker that only recently terrified residents of my home town of Hull. In May 2016, local residents even went werewolf hunting……

Here is an account on youtube;


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