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Bedburg - a city in the thrall of primitive horror

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Residents of the tiny town near Cologne atone for their sins several times a day, but to no avail. The bloodthirsty werewolf, the devil's messenger, still went hunting. Not a week went by, so that the locals did not find another torn body. The predator needed a lot of food ...


Echo of a children's fairy tale

Probably, there is not a single person who would not have heard about the fairy tale of Charles Perrault "Little Red Riding Hood". There are many variations of this work, movies and cartoons were made. But few people know that история about the girl and the wolf is based on real events that occurred in Germany at the end of the sixteenth century.

Perrault, and then the Brothers Grimm heard, if I may say so, the “source”. But neither in the seventeenth, nor in the eighteenth centuries to publish the story of Little Red Riding Hood without adaptation was impossible. Therefore, the authors thoroughly worked on it, turning the horror story into an interesting and instructive children's fairy tale. In the original version, the wolf did not just swallow his grandmother, but prepared a drink from her blood, and from flesh - food. And when Little Red Riding Hood came to the house, a predator in the form of a relative made her dine with him.

The cat, who lived with his grandmother, tried his best to warn the girl, for which he paid. The wolf killed him with wooden shoes. After dinner, the beast put the girl in bed, burned her clothes and lay down next. At this point, the famous dialogue about eyes, claws and teeth took place. The final is logical. The predator said: “This is to eat you soon, my child!” - and ate Red Riding Hood. And even though this terrible tale has several options, almost all of them ended the same way - the girl died in the beast's mouth.

Based on real events

The story Perro had heard came not from scratch. Similar events occurred in the German town of Bedburg, located near Cologne. At the end of the sixteenth century, the settlement plunged into the abyss of primitive horror and fear. Still would! A bloodthirsty monster appeared in the vicinity, who calmed his hunger with fresh human meat.

The story began quite casually for that time. Suddenly, livestock began to disappear from the pastures. Well, disappears and disappears, you never know what a predatory beast wound up? Then torn animal carcasses began to be found in different places: from the forest to the city gates. At first there was no panic among the locals. The people faithfully believed that a pack of wolves settled near the city. Hunters taking weaponsystematically organized raids. And, as proof of the rightness, the corpses of dead animals were constantly brought in. But here's the bad luck: the more wolf bodies dragged by hunters, the more domestic animals disappeared.

Soon the problem became really acute. Citizens risked being left without cows, goats and sheep. And then, in order to get rid of brazen predators, the entire male population of the city took up arms. For several days they combed the surrounding forests and killed the wolves. And they killed, as they believed, all of them. But it took only a week - and the shepherd stumbled into a ravine on a torn cow carcass. This was the last straw for the citizens. The psyche of the inhabitants of the sixteenth century could not stand it, according to Bedburg rumors about evil spirits spread. People prayed, repented, asked to protect them from the fiend. But the result was even worse - once near the city walls passers-by found a torn body of a local tramp. The murder was striking in its cruelty: a terrifying predator split the unfortunate skull and tore out his spine.

The town finally panicked, believing that a werewolf started in the vicinity ...

People are hunting

As it turned out, the deceased stroller is just the beginning. Soon the children began to disappear. Moreover, the inhabitants of Bedburg found their bodies shattered with teeth (the beast especially liked to break heads and eat the brain) in trees near the town. It was then that the city and plunged into the abyss of this horror. One by one they tried not to go anywhere, they trembled at the slightest rustle. Suddenly, a werewolf again went on the hunt?
Bedburg - a city in the thrall of primitive horror

All was uneasy only for children. They were not frightened by the terrible death of friends, or the strict prohibitions of parents. They ran away every now and then to play in the nearby meadows. That was what the werewolf used. He did not wait for the night, so most often the attacks took place during the day. However, he always tried to attack the loners. But once he dared to attack a group of children playing near a herd of cows.

A giant wolf jumped out of the bushes and managed to grab one of the girls with clawed paws. The child screamed, the alarmed cows began to scream loudly and began to run away. Her friends and girlfriends rushed for help. The girl was lucky. The werewolf, frightened by loud noises and seeing armed men, threw the victim and hid in the forest. The men immediately went in search of the beast, but could not find it. This girl, even though her name has not been preserved, was probably the only person who managed to survive the meeting with the monster.

Well, the werewolf decided to take revenge. A few days after the incident in the meadow, he attacked two pregnant women. And he dealt with them most cruelly: he tore the children out of their stomachs, after which he ate their brains and liver. With women did exactly the same. Four torn corpses were found by the shepherds in the early morning ... A rumor went through Bedburg that the city was cursed for the sins of the local people. And the massacre of the teeth of the wolf-devil can not be avoided.

The only ones who did not succumb to the general panic - hunters. They tried to catch a predator, put traps and cunning traps on it. In general, they used the entire hunting arsenal of those times. But the werewolf had time to escape every time. He seemed to know where the traps are and when the next hunt will be announced. And the more persistent the men tried to catch him, the more horrendous and sophisticated the killing of the monster became. He clawed out the heart and liver of the victim, gnawed the skull, drank the blood, and scattered the internal organs around the corpse.

Soon the residents of the city had a new version. Someone started a rumor that all the dead were Catholics. And not a single Protestant was listed among the victims. The rumor immediately spread it around the city. Honorable Catholics took up arms no longer against the beast, but against representatives of another faith. It must be said, in Germany at that time, the relationship between Catholics and Protestants was very strained, and then armed conflicts occurred. It did not go around this confrontation and Bedburg. The small town was divided into two camps. And if before the appearance of the monster, people lived in relative tolerance towards each other, then they began to accuse each other of bloody murders. The Protestants defended as best they could, reporting information about the bloodthirsty werewolf. There was simply no other way for them to resist the furious Catholics. And the soil turned out to be fertile, since the legends about people turning into wolves were passed from mouth to mouth for more than one century.

The final point in the dispute of the religious camps put the hunters. Once they managed to find prints of wolf paws and then human legs at the site of a bloody massacre. It happened in the summer of 1589. Since the torn body of the child was still warm, the men realized that the beast had attacked recently. Therefore, they quickly organized a raid, taking hounds with them.

This hunt was described in the French pamphlet "A truthful treatise condemning the life and death of a certain Stubb Peter" 1590. Men were lucky, the dogs took the trail of the beast. Soon they brought the hunters to the clearing where the werewolf was. Seeing people, he threw off a kind of belt and instantly turned from a giant wolf into a man. Hoping that the hunters did not see these metamorphoses, the man, leaning on his staff, strode towards them. But it was not possible to deceive the inhabitants of Bedburg. Under the mask of a werewolf, a well-known city dweller named Peter Stumpf was hiding (according to some sources, Stubb or Stumppp). He was a devout Catholic, a respectable father of the family, engaged in farming, and always gave generous alms to the poor. Therefore, in power, he was in good standing. Nobody could imagine that a werewolf was Peter.

Crime and Punishment

Stumpf was put behind bars in anticipation of a representative of the Cologne episcopate. No one then doubted that Peter was a werewolf. After all, a man could not from time to time to furnish his bloody murders. There was a rumor among the townspeople that the prisoner suffered from lycanthropy, a disease whose symptoms no one had seen, but everyone believed in him. It was she who helped transform a man into a wild beast. There were a few more versions. So, some thought that Peter had sent a curse like a sorcerer. Others argued that Stumpf had made a deal with the devil, saying that he had promised great benefits, in return demanding to kill women and children.
Especially popular were just the last two versions. At that time, people believed that a person infected with lycanthropy turns into a wolf only at full moon at night. And Peter often committed murder in the light of the sun.

The inquisitors who came to Bedburg from Cologne did not beat around the bush. They needed to get the truth from Stumpf as quickly as possible. Therefore, interrogations took place with passion. Peter was subjected to various tortures, using, among other things, the rack. A few days later, the man could not stand it and confessed to killing more than two dozen women and children. He told that he was a werewolf. At the same time described in detail all the signs of lycanthropy. More precisely, he retold the treatise of the Alexandrian scholastic Paul Eginetus about this devilish disease. There is a version that the inquisitors simply read out the text to Peter, who hung on the rack, and he only assented, hoping for an early end to the torment. So, he admitted that in the full moon he was tormented by a strong chill, aching joints, the body was shackled by unquenchable thirst, there was a fear of light and a terrible longing. He urgently needed to run away into the forest, throw off his clothes and wait until the body was covered with thick hair. And then came the inexplicable desire to howl at the full moon. But so Peter was only at first. Then he wanted human meat and blood ... Inquisitors such recognition was quite enough. They immediately declared Stumpf guilty of murder and conspiracy with the devil. And no one bothered to check whether he turned into a predator, or simply imagined himself a wolf, throwing the skin on his shoulders. Not embarrassed by the fact that the killings took place during the day. In this regard, ordinary residents of the town turned out to be much more meticulous than representatives of the church.

Peter, in vain, expected that after the confession of murder, the torture would stop. He was tortured for several more days. As a result, the inquisitors managed to find out that Stumpf became interested in black magic in childhood. And when he was twelve years old, he made a deal with the devil. He gave him a magic belt that allowed a person to turn into a bloodthirsty predator. By the way, about the belt. The hunters went several times to the place of detention of the werewolf in the hope of finding a sorcerous artifact, but their efforts were in vain. And Peter said that the master of hell had taken the gift back. Stumpf also admitted that he had long struggled with the thirst for human blood. But one day, still could not resist. I tried once and since then I could not do without it. Because of this, he had to kill not only cows, but also people.

But this was not enough for the inquisitors. They wanted to create an image of absolute evil from Stumpf. Therefore, a man confessed and incest, and eating their own children, and wives, and sisters ...

Only after that the inquisitors fell behind. They sentenced Peter to death by all canons approved by the church. Therefore, at night on 31 in October, 1589, Stumpf, was tied to a wooden wheel and, during the rotation, they tore out pieces of flesh with red-hot tongs. Then they crushed the limbs, cut off the head, and burned the disfigured body. Together with Peter, his daughter Sibyl was executed, as well as the cohabitant Katharina. They were accused of complicity. According to one version, women were first cut off the head, and then burned. According to another - they were sent alive to the fire. By the way, the execution of Stumpf and his family took place on the main square of the town, where all residents gathered. Everyone wanted to personally verify the death of the devil's minions.

When the werewolf was finished, inquisitors ordered to erect a monument to a horrible monster at the place of execution. So to say, demonstrate hell victory over his minion. A wheel was attached to the pole in a horizontal position (the same one on which Peter was turned), a wooden figure of a wolf was mounted on it, and Stumpf's severed head was attached to the top. The monument turned out to be as terrible as the werewolf's execution.

Perhaps Peter was an accidental victim, because not a single person is able to withstand the tortures of the Inquisition. But after his execution, Bedburg lived a quiet life. Although for a long time the townspeople shuddered at every rustle and told the disobedient children a bloody tale about a terrible wolf hunting for people.
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  1. parusnik
    parusnik 22 November 2017 07: 33 New
    +7
    The tricks of chupacabra ... smile
    1. figwam
      figwam 22 November 2017 11: 16 New
      +6
      All fairy tales are written based on real events.
  2. XII Legion
    XII Legion 22 November 2017 07: 52 New
    25
    The Inquisition also benefited and considerable
    Thank you!
  3. andrewkor
    andrewkor 22 November 2017 07: 53 New
    21
    Well, how do such opuses get into VO? All this is sad, the bar of criteria is lower and lower!
    1. Woland
      Woland 22 November 2017 14: 55 New
      +3
      "There is much in the world, Horatio's friend ..."
  4. Cat Marquis
    Cat Marquis 22 November 2017 08: 10 New
    +5
    Stra-ah-ah-ah ..... sad
    1. albert
      albert 22 November 2017 20: 35 New
      +1
      Turn on the light laughing
  5. ICT
    ICT 22 November 2017 08: 49 New
    +5
    that the story of the girl and the wolf is based on real events

    without lying on the barrel will come a gray top ......................
    1. ICT
      ICT 22 November 2017 10: 28 New
      +1
      Quote: TIT
      lying on a barrel

      fool lol
      on the edge
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 22 November 2017 11: 56 New
      +4
      Quote: TIT
      without lying on the barrel will come a gray top ......................

      I can not sleep at the ste-e-enki
      Abut kole-e-enki.
      © smile
  6. bober1982
    bober1982 22 November 2017 08: 51 New
    +5
    This whole story could not arise from scratch.
    Courts, torture, and bonfires for witches and witches are unsuccessful and vicious attempts by the Inquisition to defend themselves from demonic forces. The Inquisition fought Satan with his own methods.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 22 November 2017 10: 42 New
      +1
      "defend against demonic forces." ////

      And, in your opinion, these demonic forces are indeed
      existed?
      1. bober1982
        bober1982 22 November 2017 11: 06 New
        +5
        “But the devil, too?” he suddenly inquired cheerfully at Ivan Nikolaevich
        - And the devil ......
        - Do not contradict! - Berlioz whispered with his lips
        - There is no devil! ...... cried Ivan Nikolaevich
        “Well, that’s positively interesting,” the professor said, shaking with laughter, “what you have, whatever you grab, has nothing!”
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 22 November 2017 11: 09 New
          +1
          In your opinion, a magnificent novel by Bulgakov -
          confirmation of the existence of demonic forces?
          1. bober1982
            bober1982 22 November 2017 11: 24 New
            +3
            Quote: voyaka uh
            magnificent Bulgakov novel

            What do you mean when you say that it is great the novel is not entirely clear; the demonism of this book is obvious.
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 22 November 2017 11: 32 New
              +4
              In any case, this is a work of art. Fiction.
              I was just surprised by your post about the medieval maniac and the Inquisition.
              A maniac (with sex-sadistic and cannibalistic features) is ordinary, and now such people occasionally come across.
              And the Inquisition replaced the criminal courts "for particularly important cases."
              Interrogation (in those days - always with torture) and execution.
              Where is the mystic, the devil, the demons?
              1. Town Hall
                Town Hall 22 November 2017 11: 41 New
                +5
                Quote: voyaka uh
                And the Inquisition replaced the criminal courts "for particularly important cases."
                Interrogation (in those days - always with torture) and execution.



                This is not so. Or rather, not quite so. The Inquisition did not replace any criminal courts, even in important cases. And did not pass any sentences.
                1. voyaka uh
                  voyaka uh 22 November 2017 12: 19 New
                  +1
                  "The Inquisition did not replace any criminal courts, even in important cases" ///

                  You are right, she was attracted when ordinary criminal cases (like the case of this maniac)
                  transferred to the category of religious.
                  1. Town Hall
                    Town Hall 22 November 2017 12: 53 New
                    +7
                    The court of the Inquisition - existed for several centuries. And its form and essence changed very much. The form also changed greatly depending on the country.


                    But to summarize. That is, the Inquisition court dealt exclusively with "heretics."


                    A bonfire, drowning, and other similar punishments were imposed by a “secular” court. It began with the fact that Emperor Frederick II equated religious heretics with state criminals. verdict to them.But the king of France sent them to the bonfire despite this.


                    In Spain and Portugal, the Inquisition was subordinate to the king and was used for political purposes. In Spain, it was specifically used against the Jews to confiscate property.


                    The witch hunt was also mainly carried out by civil authorities. The Inquisition was used only as an ideological cover
              2. bober1982
                bober1982 22 November 2017 11: 43 New
                +2
                A fairy tale is a lie, but a hint in it.
                Quote: voyaka uh
                Where is the mystic, the devil, the demons?

                Innocent VIII in 1484 published his famous bull against witches, there are more than enough materials on this topic from the available and well-known - “Hammer of the Witches”
                But the Inquisition acted too rude and clumsy.Although the ridiculous myths about it, too, they compose too much.
                1. voyaka uh
                  voyaka uh 22 November 2017 12: 11 New
                  +1
                  this topic is more than enough of the available and well-known - "Hammer of the Witches" ////

                  This is known. The Consequence of the Mass Extermination of Beautiful Women in the Middle
                  Centuries in Europe are affecting now - the gene pool of several peoples was seriously affected. But this also applies to ordinary sexually motivated sadism, not mysticism.
                  It is strange that you believe in such an absurdity. Although... recourse in troubled times, economic downturns, people always turn to either "dark forces" or religion.
                  1. bober1982
                    bober1982 22 November 2017 12: 37 New
                    +2
                    Quote: voyaka uh
                    the gene pool of several peoples was seriously affected.

                    In the Middle Ages, the plague destroyed countries and peoples; there are many fables about the Inquisition.
                    Quote: voyaka uh
                    It’s strange that you believe in such an absurdity

                    Well, what do you want, I can’t offer you to read the works of the Orthodox Fathers of the Church on these issues, in any case it would be an absurd offer, and you have to quote Mikhail Afanasevich.
                  2. Alex_59
                    Alex_59 23 November 2017 10: 28 New
                    +2
                    Quote: voyaka uh
                    It is strange that you believe in such an absurdity. Although...

                    Just nothing strange. If you listen to the Radonezh radio station or the Orthodoxy television channel for a long time, you may begin. Checked.

                    PS The Orthodox himself, I go to church, I’m not trying to offend anyone’s feelings.
              3. avva2012
                avva2012 22 November 2017 16: 56 New
                +1
                voyaka uh: "A maniac (with sex-sadistic and cannibalistic features) is common, and now they are rarely seen.
                And the Inquisition replaced the criminal courts "for particularly important cases."
                Wow maniac. Torn spine, how is it?
      2. long in stock.
        long in stock. 22 November 2017 16: 16 New
        +7
        but I don’t know ... I'm an atheist to the core. but ... in my life there was such a case. My best friend had a quiet sister. When we had all sorts of student revels there, she was always drunk and she didn’t say a word from her to hear. well, it’s like God is quiet with her so quiet. time has passed and all sorts of strange things happened to her, fell into a stupor, could hang in front of the mirror for many hours. well, naturally, the doctors in the hospital and so on ... nothing helped. what I saw personally and took part, so to speak, she simply silently took a pen and notebook and wrote poems. Moreover, she wrote without interruption until the notebook ends. She started having attacks where she screamed in thick bass and such curses that I didn’t hear half. We 2 healthy peasants could not calm her down. as a result, they sent her to the hospital where they did a full examination. It’s clear that the head is in trouble but otherwise healthy. and after 3 days she died. her lungs completely rotted. she never smoked. ... there are such forces and no ... I forgot to add, it only became easier for her when she was taken to the Sergiev Pechersk Lavra.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 22 November 2017 17: 55 New
          0
          It seems schizophrenia is called. It happens - in periods - poems are written (and good), it happens -
          paintings (and brilliant, sometimes). But usually the disease worsens, and people
          are dying. I admit that in the Middle Ages they were mistaken for witches and sorcerers
          and executed.
          1. long in stock.
            long in stock. 22 November 2017 18: 24 New
            +2
            Yes, it’s clear ... but here is the reason for explaining a thick male bass with swearing from the lips of a fragile girl ...
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 22 November 2017 18: 32 New
              +1
              Perhaps something from telepathy? She has no scientific evidence,
              but one can suppose a sort of semblance of radio waves (although not yet discovered by scientists so far). Type: our head - it can be both a transmitter and a receiver. When
              a person is healthy, then the transmission-reception is closed (otherwise everyone would go crazy).
              But when a person is sick (schizophrenia, for example), then a certain natural defense is violated, and the patient begins to “catch” (like a radio) someone else’s thoughts / thoughts / images.
              Of course, in antiquity this was considered as the possession of an evil spirit.
              1. long in stock.
                long in stock. 22 November 2017 22: 37 New
                +1
                it’s clear that the evil spirit ... but .. it’s scary to watch it ..
        2. Korsar4
          Korsar4 23 November 2017 04: 51 New
          0
          It happens. Report, and it becomes easier.
    2. Boris55
      Boris55 22 November 2017 11: 52 New
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      Quote: bober1982
      The Inquisition fought Satan by his own methods.

      The Inquisition fought with its opponents, destroying the best of the Aborigines and taking their place in the management of the peoples. Examples of the transfer of responsibility for their atrocities to those who are not involved, we observe to this day.
      1. bober1982
        bober1982 22 November 2017 12: 00 New
        +5
        Quote: Boris55
        The Inquisition fought with its opponents, destroying the best of the Aborigines and taking their place in the management of the peoples.

        But opponents of the Inquisition fought against her in the same medieval way. The same opponent of the Catholic Church, Martin Luther, was an equally active witch-catcher.
        And a large number of myths about the Inquisition were prevalent precisely by Protestants.
        1. Boris55
          Boris55 22 November 2017 12: 14 New
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          Quote: bober1982
          ... a large number of myths about the Inquisition were spread precisely by Protestants ...

          Louder than all, "Hold the thief," the thief shouts.
    3. brn521
      brn521 22 November 2017 12: 07 New
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      Quote: bober1982
      Courts, torture, and bonfires for witches and witches are unsuccessful and vicious attempts by the Inquisition to defend themselves against demonic forces.

      No, these are rather successful attempts to wield the hearts and minds of the people, arranging representations for this people.
      1. bober1982
        bober1982 22 November 2017 12: 12 New
        +1
        Quote: brn521
        making representations for this people.

        But this is to be a spectator of such performances, and to be a direct participant in such events, I must say, everyone had it.
        1. brn521
          brn521 22 November 2017 13: 23 New
          +2
          Quote: bober1982
          But this is to be a spectator of such performances

          The crowd is always hungry for sacrifice. Firstly, entertainment. Secondly, the crowd gives the impression that in the process of action the world is getting better. There are always problems, accumulation of irritation, discontent. And then some pest was revealed and punished. Witch, enemy of the people, bureaucrat-corruptionist. Any scapegoat pulled out of the same crowd. As a result, all accumulated troubles become personalized. And the whole action boils down to Goebbels shamanism - we take the scapegoat, we designate it as the fiend of evil - such as she is a witch, from which in fact there were all troubles. Then exponentially straighten out. The people are happy, he had fun, and the illusion appeared that he would begin to live better, and the ChSV pumped - like, this absolution was bad, but they themselves are good.
          Of course, this is not a fight with the devil, but a sacrifice to him in exchange for power. This devil was originally laid in human society. Almost all people cultivate and cherish their FAC. And one of the cheapest ways to amuse oneself is to “elevate” the whole crowd, while lowering someone. Like here she is, a witch, she is bad, and all the rest are good, she is evil, and the rest are good, she mischievous everyone, and the others are mountain for each other, she is a failure, and all the rest are dartans. Right now, people attacked some schoolboy. The people are hungry, their ChSV suffers, he urgently needs another witch, that is, a victim. Over the past centuries, nothing has changed.
          1. bober1982
            bober1982 22 November 2017 14: 06 New
            +4
            Have you ever been to soccer? I stopped walking. The crowd begins to rage - against the referee, football players, fans - an unpleasant sight, faces distorted.
            In the comments, many say that this character, which terrified people, is just an ordinary maniac, but in any maniac this same devil sits, broke free and began to play tricks.
            Quote: brn521
            Right now, people attacked some schoolboy.

            I agree, if only there was someone to pounce on, there was Pavlik Morozov, he was persecuted.
            Quote: brn521
            Over the past centuries, nothing has changed.

            And will not change.
            1. brn521
              brn521 22 November 2017 16: 01 New
              +1
              Quote: bober1982
              Have you ever been to soccer? I stopped walking.

              It depends on what the fan needs. Yet, from the rostrum, football itself is hardly visible. Usually they go for some energy. Someone for football, someone in the movie, someone in the theater.
              Quote: bober1982
              The crowd begins to rage

              According to social psychology, people in the crowd are different. The respectable father of the family can beat and destroy in a crowd no worse than a bully. But then, after switching to normal mode, it will not feel any discomfort. Either he won’t even remember, or he will be surprised and decide that if he had nailed someone, then there was a reason. However, it depends on who pumped this crowd and who seized control. Examples were given when the crowd, on the contrary, was doing good things. For example, they sacrificed themselves, saving women and children. What can I say, propaganda and slogans are elements of mechanics intended primarily for the crowd. Speeches and sermons were initially directed to a large audience and appealed not so much to logic as to feelings. Universal literacy, textbooks, learning to think, and promoting rationalism among the masses - all this has appeared recently. Previously, this was the inheritance of the elect.
              Quote: bober1982
              but in any maniac - this same devil sits, broke free and began to play tricks.

              No, a maniac is a one-time deviation. And they dealt with it without any inquisition. The hunters caught. Well, they would have killed. But no, it took all this nonsense with torture and execution. For whom was all this action organized? Not for a maniac, that's for sure. To that, and so a ticket to the other world has been issued, he will no longer present a problem. For people. Suppose instead of people there would be some forgiving and repentant monks. Then there would be no sense in such a view. Unless the inquisitors themselves are maniacs. A humble request would be received from the maniac’s monks to forgive and let go, and instead punish them themselves, who were so angry with their sins of God that such a misfortune had already happened and the roof of an innocent maniac had been swayed to one side. But no, in fact, the Inquisition entertained and at the same time intimidated the remaining potential maniacs. And the moral of the fable is such that anyone can be.
              Quote: bober1982
              And will not change.

              But additions appeared. Perhaps even thanks to propaganda, prayers, etc. There are some ideas that affect people's behavior. For example, they don’t want to kill precisely because they don’t want to. And someone does not even want to steal from the principle. Executions, especially torture, are again very out of fashion. Not that these are some absolute values ​​and ideals. But very important components in the construction of a developed civilization. Otherwise, civilization would drown in the struggle for power and go bankrupt at police and punitive institutions.
          2. avva2012
            avva2012 22 November 2017 17: 29 New
            +1
            [quote] [Right now, people attacked some schoolboy. The people are hungry, their ChSV suffers, he urgently needs another witch, that is, a victim. Over the past centuries, nothing has changed. / Quote]
            I wonder why the dogs of the hunters, for so long could not take a trace? Another moment. "Maniac", pulled out of the womb of women, the fetus and ate the brain and liver ???? Ripped cows and other animals. I don’t know, somehow, too much, even for a maniac. Moreover, the locals were not id.ot and cruelties seen at that time, not like we are on TV with retouching. If they got through. ...
            ps a schoolboy 17 years. Great already. I must understand what. Although, of course, the rot penetrated very deeply. He, only its external manifestation, is a symptom of internal decay. An abscess on the site of the future purulent fusion of tissues.
            1. brn521
              brn521 23 November 2017 12: 11 New
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              Quote: avva2012
              I wonder why the dogs of the hunters, for so long could not take a trace?

              Dogs can be confused, and the smell of them beat off. And then the character got carried away, forgot or lost the pouch with some kind of sprinkling and that’s all, the dogs took the mark.
              Quote: avva2012
              Another moment. "Maniac", pulled out of the womb of women, the fetus and ate the brain and liver ????

              There is such a kind of psychos - they like to destroy and tear bodies. They like to feel how this thing crunches and breaks. If there is enough strength, plus plus under the affect, it happened that a man’s head was turned away with his hands, his lower jaw was torn up or his hands were torn off. They could use hooks for carcasses and logs. Here it is just noticeable that someone was doing this business with his hands. For a wolf, to get a liver from an unborn baby is something akin to a thin surgical operation; it will not stretch it. And to grab the paws of children for the wolf is generally something out of the ordinary.
              Quote: avva2012
              Ripped cows and other animals. I don’t know, somehow, too much, even for a maniac.

              Precisely that of a cow, not a bull. They can neither run fast nor stand up for themselves.
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              Moreover, the locals were not id.ot and cruelties seen at that time, not like we are on TV with retouching. If they got through. ...

              They were not penetrated by cruelty, but by incomprehensibility. And then they scared themselves, building speculation, each to their liking. For someone worse than that, he invented it.
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              ps the student is 17 years old. Great already.

              To really begin to answer for your words, you have to live with your own brains. And this is either after the demobilization, or somewhere in the second or third year of work, although it depends on the work, either the family and the child. For example, I remember what a fool was at 12, 16, and 18 years old. And not only me. For example, the far from poor investigator son, a completely normal and smart guy, stole small things from the stalls. Just 17 years old. And now the prosecutor in some city.
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              He, only her outward manifestation

              It made sense to talk about some external manifestations only during the times of perestroika. The colossus is dead. The USSR has already been a quarter century old. And so he fell where he stood, without groans and convulsions, indicating the body’s attempts to fight for life. Already different people, different culture, other values, other textbooks and education. In about 15-20 years, the majority will no longer understand what this incident was about. People are now bourgeois and think bourgeois. Privatization is an example. A much worse crime against our ancestors than the words of some brainless kid. Blood was shed for us, and we are selling their graves and this blood, and we believe that everything is fine, since we are not to blame for anything. But the boy - yes, you bastard, he read something bad there on a piece of paper. This is not a deputy who adopted the law, and not the president, who signed this law. You can safely spit, as the answer does not arrive.
              1. avva2012
                avva2012 23 November 2017 12: 37 New
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                It is possible to tear out the jaw, but not with the root, and the problem is small, if skillfully. If not skillfully, then there must be an affect. Maniacs commit their cold-headed atrocities. Chikatilo described his conditions before the hunt as special, but again, not affectively charged. A torn spine is beyond, even affect. In addition, the state of extreme excitement ends in marked apathy, which lasts for a rather long time, i.e., such a subject would not have left the victim anywhere, but sat drooling right there. Extremely violent crimes were committed by patients with epilepsy in a state of twilight consciousness. But, again, after a similar attack, they are stunned. They can calmly sit next to each other and just look at one point or make some non-targeted movements. "They were not penetrated by cruelty, but incomprehensibility." This, you are rightly said. These actions were beyond comprehension, even in those not sentimental times. There are cases in history when a real maniac could surround his actions with a mysterious halo. But. in my opinion, this case is beyond the scope of the logical explanation. What, that was, I don’t know.
                As for the student. Yes, it is clear that this young boy d @ beat. It revolts everything in this story, from beginning to end. The ideology of our state has reached the level of stocks. By cultivating such Khivis, our country will be destroyed. No haplogroup R1A1, or whatever it is, will give without proper education, perseverance, love for the motherland, dedication and other qualities for the survival of a community called Russia.
                1. brn521
                  brn521 23 November 2017 17: 18 New
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                  If not skillfully, then there must be an affect.

                  Another one. They run around as if under a dose of some powerful chemistry.
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                  Maniacs commit their cold-headed atrocities.

                  These are isolated cases. Usually we are talking about some kind of obsessive state. It seems like an alcoholic wants to drink. The character will tolerate, tolerate. Then he compromises and breaks almost immediately. What is there with what is stuck together is already an individual order. But adrenaline pumping and an attempt to spin it up to affect is a pretty "popular" thing.
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                  Chikatilo described his conditions before the hunt as special, but again, not affectively charged.

                  There is already someone like that. Someone catches such a state when drunk. Someone with physical exertion and aggression. But for someone, the cognitive element is important - to think over and plan.
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                  A torn spine is beyond, even affect.

                  So I already mentioned the use of improvised tools. With bare hands, neither a cow can be broken nor a skull split. So with the man. Take some sharpened hook, break their ribs. Then pick up the ridge and pull it as it should. The Vikings coped, but they chopped ribs with an ax.
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                  Extremely violent crimes were committed by patients with epilepsy in a state of twilight consciousness.

                  This is something completely private. It is rather about some new need. Which gradually subordinates all feelings and thoughts until it is discharged. And epileptics in those days were very suspicious, because of obvious demonic machinations.
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                  There are cases in history when a real maniac could surround his actions with a mysterious halo.

                  I think the easiest way to illustrate is sex drive. Also a kind of obsessive state, a need that requires regular action to relieve stress. Well, let's see who solves this problem. The instinct of reproduction itself is very simple. But since it is forcibly superimposed on people endowed with brains, then what they just do not wind up on this matter. And they enjoy not so much from the process itself as from the wrapping up. So with similar maniacs.
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                  The ideology of our state has reached the level of stocks.

                  Ideology is only one of the components that influence the formation of personality. As for me, elements of Christian culture are far more important than reading morality or cramming hymns. Humility, the desire to seek and correct shortcomings, first of all in oneself, the ability to forgive, to be good-natured, generous, the understanding that anger and the desire to take revenge harm you yourself, etc. Our main problem is with the basic cells of society. With individuals and families. How can a family exist without the ability to forgive and sacrifice their interests? That does not exist. And if there are no families, then there will be no people. And the concept of homeland loses any meaning, because no one is born. And now we look at the comments, how many of them are clearly written by good-natured, generous and creative people? Then it really becomes sad.
                  1. avva2012
                    avva2012 23 November 2017 17: 37 New
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                    Looking for what to sacrifice and with what. Family, this is a particular. The same egoism, only a side view. There is only one goal in society, this is the preservation of this society. If the interests of the family are particular and contradict the public interest, then the priority is the benefits of more, not less.
                    About maniacs. The case described is, nevertheless, exceptional if it actually happened. Alas, your arguments are quite controversial. The main contradiction is that for affect, the actions are reasonably thought out, and without it, impossible. Everything else is a conversation on abstract topics. The Vikings, here, have nothing to do with it. "Flight of the Eagle", this execution is quite specific and more like a skillful surgical intervention.
  7. Some kind of compote
    Some kind of compote 22 November 2017 09: 49 New
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    So werewolves were still
    Fine good
  8. Cat Marquis
    Cat Marquis 22 November 2017 10: 09 New
    +7
    And, we have stra-ah-ah-shno .... "Werewolf cat" is haunting ....
    1. Dym71
      Dym71 22 November 2017 22: 39 New
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      Is there a relative in the car?
      1. Cat Marquis
        Cat Marquis 23 November 2017 06: 46 New
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        The car has OH - “Werewolf Cat" ... sad
        1. Dym71
          Dym71 23 November 2017 10: 31 New
          +1
          Got it recourse
          There’s no present at the window either, I thought of it winked
  9. BAI
    BAI 22 November 2017 10: 27 New
    +2
    In the series "Grimm" - 123 series. This is how much material, how many articles you can write!
  10. solzh
    solzh 22 November 2017 10: 46 New
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    Peter was a maniac. And about the fact that he is a werewolf ... do not forget that this is the end of the 16th century and people of that time when they did not understand something, and fear had big eyes, believed in the werewolves that Satan sent. Peter, so that suspicion would not fall on him, during the killings put on the skin of a wolf. An interesting article, read in one breath.
    1. long in stock.
      long in stock. 22 November 2017 16: 24 New
      +4
      but at the same time, people then lived in the middle of nature. And we probably could have distinguished a wolf from a wolfskin dressed ... we won’t be able to do it now, most of the wolves saw the zoo .. and then it was a harsh reality.
  11. Stirbjorn
    Stirbjorn 22 November 2017 10: 52 New
    +1
    It reminds the plot of the film "Brotherhood of the Wolf 2: The Return of the Werewolf", because this film has little to do with the real story of the Zhevodansky Beast, like the first part. By the way, why not devote an article to this monster, who terrorized French peasants in the 18th century hi
    1. Mikado
      Mikado 22 November 2017 14: 45 New
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      By the way, why not devote an article to this monster

      ripped off my tongue. good hi the film, of course, is full of "non-negotiation of what", but the real story that happened is mysterious .. what
      1. hohol95
        hohol95 22 November 2017 16: 42 New
        +3
        The Matsapura affair.

        “For the poisoning of human meat, which the wicked barbarians do not repair, by virtue of the rights of Little Russians, to impose a brutal death penalty on the same grave of Telepne, near which the robbery was repaired. Namely, Matsapura, who was the leader of those robberies ... chopped off his fingers on arms and legs and cutting off his ears and nose, put the living on a stake.
        His comrades - Mishchenko, Pivnenko and Pashchenko, who followed his evil deeds, quartered, cut off their heads and put them on wheels around him, and put parts of them on stakes to fear others ... "
        The General Chancellery slightly changed this sentence. Due to the remoteness of Telepnya from large settlements, it was considered unprofitable to execute robbers there. Therefore, for clarity, the main cannibal in Ukrainian history was decided to put on a stake right in Glukhov.
        There, on December 22, 1740, he, strictly according to the judicial scenario, was executed. This happened on the outskirts of the city towards Kiev. And on the road from Glukhov to Putivl, Mishchenko quartered. Pivnenko was executed on October 26 in Priluki at the fair "at the national assembly." And only Andrei Pashchenko was quartered the next day at the Telepen grave, located 40 miles from Pryluk.
        Zaporozhets Taran and another eleven associates of Matsapura hid in an unknown direction.

        There were things closer to France ...
        1. Mikado
          Mikado 22 November 2017 17: 07 New
          +2
          There were, Alexei, and things on Sakhalin. At that time, when there was hard labor, some took their comrades to escape with them, as "canned food".
          Of the other two “Onor cannibals,” only one is alive - Vasiliev. His friend Gubar, with whom they committed the crime, died without suffering any punishment.
          The story is again the same as that of Koloskov. Judging by the portrait, comrade Vasiliev, the late Gubar, was a stupid, cruel and evil man, was one of the most desperate "Ivanov" who was in awe of the prison. Khanov likewise first elevated him to the rank of overseer, and then transferred him to the workers and began to “tame” him.
          Gubar could not stand it, persuaded Vasiliev and Fedotov, a young convict youth, 20 years old, and fled with them.
          Fedotov was killed by Gubar on the second day.
          “I think that is why he persuaded him to run away in order to kill and eat.” He had thought in advance! - says Vasiliev.
          In Vasilyev’s story, very detailed and detailed, the worst thing is the night before the murder.
          - Fedotov did not know anything. And the trembling took me, because I had heard that Gubar had used to kill his comrades before and when he was running from hard labor, he ate his body. As the night came, Fedotov fell asleep, I wasn’t sleeping, a tooth doesn’t fall on a tooth: Gubar would not kill. They fled, it’s known, without everything. On the glade, they are already starving to death, why am I accumulating? The bellies fail. Gubar speaks to me at dawn: “It will be what is,” and he nodded at Fedotov. I was thrown into the cold: "What are you?" Indo spirit captured. Yes, fear took: "Well, as I refuse, and then he will persuade Fedotov, but they will kill me." Well, I agreed. I went away to drink to the brook, I’m rolling around, and towards me Gubar goes white, exactly the canvas. “Yes,” he says, “there is!” Here we went to the body ...

          in the end, because of the inability to execute, after the capture they sentenced him to a whip, and the executioner was paid 15 rubles to kill Gubar to death. The executioner virtuoso could have done this and that. 48 shots were enough.
          Doroshevich, "Sakhalin (penal servitude)." He also Pikul licked hard labor.
          http://az.lib.ru/d/doroshewich_w_m/text_0030.shtm
          l # 205
          1. hohol95
            hohol95 22 November 2017 21: 44 New
            +2
            One of the Sakhalin "cannibals" was a janitor and was convicted of the murder of one of the residents of the house at which he worked (his wife knocked out groans about need)!
            It was for him that the convicts tried and he survived after flogging !!!
  12. ando_bor
    ando_bor 22 November 2017 11: 04 New
    +3
    An ordinary serial killer, overgrown with speculation according to the concepts of that time, and the times were really hard, without any extra killings they burned, declaring them witches.
  13. CosmoKot
    CosmoKot 22 November 2017 11: 23 New
    +2
    An ordinary maniac, Chikatilo of the 16th century, the Inquisition, however, like any other gebnya, got down to business with a spark, possessing the soul, so to speak .. and crowds of idiots rejoiced in the square, people hawala ..
    1. Pissarro
      Pissarro 23 November 2017 03: 20 New
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      Any gebne needs to find out if she is dealing with a lone maniac or with some sort of sect. Well, the methods of the Middle Ages are common for the Middle Ages
  14. brn521
    brn521 22 November 2017 11: 50 New
    +2
    Everything is as in life. At first I even thought that again Shpakovsky was writing about some kind of PR. The hunters did the real work, having tracked down and seizing, but only one line is devoted to this. And then it is described how the arrived inquisitors tried to cut as many coupons for themselves, their organization and their ideology as possible from this matter. So the maniac turned into a werewolf. Yes, in such a way that ordinary hunters could not cope with it. I suspect that the personality of the werewolf in the bike has been transformed more than once. In Germany, Protestants eventually won, because of this the werewolf became a Catholic.
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  16. Curious
    Curious 22 November 2017 15: 10 New
    +7
    There is such a TV presenter, writer, teacher and researcher Bob Carren. Born in a remote area of ​​Northern Ireland. He traveled to many parts of the world, studied the culture and traditions of different nations. Based on the collected materials, he wrote several books about vampires, werewolves, and other evil spirits, including the Encyclopedia of the Undead. Currently, Bob Carren and his family live in Northern Ireland.
    He has a book, Werewolves: Humans are Wolves. There is also the head of Stubbe. In general, there are 99 chapters. So the author is provided with plots for a long time. Who does not want to wait, can read for himself, the book is online.
  17. Nemesis
    Nemesis 22 November 2017 15: 59 New
    0
    Shakespeare and the nephews ...
  18. VladGashek
    VladGashek 22 November 2017 20: 52 New
    +1
    A free retelling of the legend of the late Middle Ages in Germany should be supplemented with analytics. This would be consistent with the spirit of VO. To do this, recall the sixteenth century in Germany and the rampant social struggle: Luther's theses against Catholics, the Peasant War, the inquisition processes against witches, which destroyed a quarter of the female population. This would explain the birth of the legend and tales of S. Perrault. And so - just reading for bored.