they solve the mystery that has puzzled generations?
WAS THE BEAST OF GEVAUDAN?
The story behind
La Bête du Gévaudan or THE BEAST OF GEVAUDAN is a grisly
and murderous one. The Beast was a wolf-like creature said to have
prowled the Auvergne and South Dordogne areas of France during the
years 1764 to 1767. It was said to be responsible for as many as
300 human deaths, often in bizarre and grusome circumstances.
Every effort to stop the Beast failed and it became infamous throughout France.
Even the King - Louis XV - took a personal interest, partly because
the Beast was causing unrest in an area of tension and potential
But what exactly was the Beast? Over the the last two centuries there have been many theories
a prehistoric beast, a wolf, a hyena, across-breed?
The only thing we can be sure of, this is more than
just a myth - the Beast of Gevaudan left around 300 bodies in its wake.