Tailor of Chalons

A notable mention in this category is the Tailor of Chalons, also known as the “Demon Tailor”. Not much is known about the case as the details were deemed to be so horrible that all documents were ordered to be burnt. However, it is much more difficult to...

Jean Grenier

The late 1500s and early 1600s saw much of France caught in the grasp of what many would call werewolf paranoia. Certainly many of the most famous cases of lycanthropy occurred during this time. One of the most celebrated was that of Jean Grenier, made worse by the...

Peter Stumpp

One might be forgiven for believing that the 16th century werewolf attacks were limited to France. It may seem to, given the high number of cases in that country, but one of the most celebrated trials actually took place in Germany in 1579. The accused was Peter...

Pierre Bourgot

Few cases of lycanthropy are so intertwined with witchcraft as that of Pierre Bourgot and his accomplice Michel Verdung. The case was heard by the Inquisitor General for the diocese of Besancon, where the two men were on trial for witchcraft and cannibalism. It wasn’t...

Jacques Roulet

The area around Caude, France was wild and lonely. Few made the trip there unless they had to. One day, some villagers were passing through when they spied what looked like a body in the distance. On closer inspection, it turned out to be the corpse of a fifteen year...