Seven separate eye witnesses declare to have noticed the 8ft tall creature lurking in an deserted industrial space outdoors the centre of Hull.
Residents and folklore specialists consider the legendary beast, stated to show from a human to wolf at a brand new moon, is Previous Stinker.
In keeping with a centuries-old legend the foul-breathed creature prowls the Yorkshire Wolds.
However locals concern it might now have determined to assert the overgrown space as its turf.
The lonely banks of Barmston Drain, a water channel in-built 1798 to dry out salt marshes, are the place the creature was first reported earlier than Christmas.
One girl claims to have seen it flip from man to beast as she stood quaking on a bridge above.
She stated: “It was stood upright one second. The subsequent it was down on all fours operating like a canine. I used to be terrified.
“It bounded alongside on all fours, then stopped and reared up on to its again legs, earlier than operating down the embankment in the direction of the water.
“It vaulted 30ft over to the opposite facet and vanished up the embankment and over a wall into some allotments.”
A pair noticed “one thing tall and furry” consuming a German Shepherd canine subsequent to the Drain.
They stopped to get a better look and noticed it soar an 8ft excessive fence earlier than vanishing into the night time, its prey nonetheless in its jaws.
And a lady strolling her canine alongside the watercourse noticed one thing “half-man, half-dog” within the distance.
She was terrified, and her pet started shaking and refused to go any additional alongside the trail.
Now locals plan a dogman hunt with cameras and recording gear on the subsequent moon.
Native councillor Steve Wilson has provided to maintain an incident log.
He stated: “I’m joyful to maintain a diary of sightings by individuals round right here and report them to Hull Council.”
Witnesses say when the creature transforms, its higher physique is extra wolf than man – much like the beast within the American Lycan movies.
The Hull creature bears an uncanny resemblance to the legend of Previous Stinker – stated to prowl The Wold Newton Triangle, an space of eerie goings on close to Scarborough.
Charles Christian, creator of A Journey Information To Yorkshire’s Bizarre Wolds, stated sightings went again centuries.
He stated: “The Yorkshire Wolds was truly one of many final components of England to have wild wolves. Previous Stinker was stated to be working on the opposite facet of them however it could be no distance in any respect for a big animal to get to Hull.”
He added: “While you get a number of sightings mixed with a practice of tales going again centuries it’s arduous to disregard the likelihood one thing could be there.”
Fearful locals have sought assist from Mike Covell, an professional within the supernatural.
He stated: “I used to be sceptical at first, however then increasingly more individuals contacted me saying they’d seen the identical factor.
“Nobody actually is aware of what to do. You’ll be able to hardly pop down the native council workplace or police station and say you’d wish to report a dogman.”