Mysterious naked ‘wolfman’ spotted in Germany’s Harz Mountains: Hikers snap photo of man ‘naked and holding wooden spear near ruined castle’
- The man was spotted by two hikers in the Blankenburg area of Germany
A mysterious ‘wolf man’ has been spotted wandering the woods of the Harz Mountains in central Germany.
The man, who is said to have lived in the forest for five years, was filmed by two hikers, who allegedly saw him sitting naked and holding a wooden spear at the foot of a ruined castle.
The blurry photos show the extremely hairy or dirt-covered man sitting on the ground and appearing to be playing with the sand.
Gina Weiss, 31, and her friend Tobi, 38, were strolling in Blankenburg, in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, as darkness fell on Tuesday evening.
Ms Weiss told the German newspaper Picture: ‘When we reached the sand caves, we saw the wolf-man. He stood high on one of the caves and held in his arm a long wooden staff similar to a spear.
“He didn’t want to take his eyes off us, he didn’t say anything. He looked dirty, like a Stone Age man from a history book.
A mysterious ‘wolf-man’ has been spotted wandering the woods of the Harz Mountains in central Germany.
Both men said the meeting with the man, believed to be in his 40s, lasted about ten minutes.
This is not the first time that the supposed “wolf-man” has been seen in the Blankenburg region.
Authorities said they have received multiple reports over the past five years of a figure wearing wolf fur or a wolf costume in the forest.
A frightened walker called police in March asking for ‘help’ after spotting a ‘wolfman running around’.
The man is said to have lived in the mountainous region for five years. Pictured: Dead trees lie in the state forests of Lower Saxony in the Harz mountains.
On other occasions, fire pits and shelters made of branches were spotted.
Blackburn Fire Chief Alexander Beck said: “Someone clearly knows how to live outside and adapt to the changing seasons. »
However, a local fire department volunteer said The Telegraph that the most recent observation was “absurd” and suggested the photos were “a prank”.
Almost a third of the German territory is covered with dense forests, so myths and legends about people living off the land tend to arise.
The dense forest has inspired stories and fairy tales for centuries, including those created by the German Brothers Grimm.