Capt. Spanky and the werewolf of Bedburg

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  • By Capt. Spanky
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Hello, my furless followers! As we get closer and closer to Halloween, I can't help but get wrapped up in the spirit and tracking down interesting tales! In my search, I came across a very interesting tale about another K-9-like creature not far from our backyard. Just a short few hours away from Ramstein, in a little village near Cologne, there are murmurings about the werewolf of Bedburg. This is an interesting read! I won't go into too much detail. I don't want to scare my younger readers, but this is a step away from my normal writings. The story revolves around Peter Stubbe, a wealthy farmer in the rural community of Bedburg. Though Stubbe's wealth garnered him respect and infl uence in the community, it also hid a darker nature that his community didn't suspect. There is still a lot of mystery around Stubbe, but it is rumored he slayed approximately 16 men, women and children and numerous livestock between 1582 and 1589 before he wascaptured. Before being executed, Stubbe not only claimed that he got his power to transform into a wolf from an otherworldly being, but also that he was a practitioner of sorcery and witchcraft. Talk about a triple threat! There is a lot of detail to the whole story, but I won't go into it here, especially since you can go to Bedburg and see it all for yourself! That's right! Bedburg has an approximately 10 kilometer hiking trail that explains various details about Stubbe and his deeds, as well as some historical facts about the area. I'm not usually one who looks into scary stories, but I must say I am intrigued to learn more about this K-9 of a man. Until next time!