Start Many lives where taken during the witch trials forever leaving it’s mark in history, but it seems the world has almost buried another brutality in history the wolf trials. The Wolf trials begun in the late 1400's and continued into the 17th century. To some, The Wolf trials actually helped build the devastating pathway of the church’s power over the witch trials. The wolf trials are a large collection of accounts of people being accused of being werewolves touched by the devil’s power. Some could say this is where folklore of werewolves started, however one of the earliest recorded accounts of werewolves was recorded in Greece dating back to 1 A.D. in the tales by Ovid. In 1521, Pierre Burgot and Michel Verdun where a pair of serial killers with a stacking body count. Witnesses stated at their trial that they had seen them transform into killing beasts. They where ruled out as werewolves and executed. In 1573, confessed serial killer France Gilles nicknamed “Werewolf of Dole”, was executed and trialed as a werewolf. The most famous account of the wolf trials however, was Peter Stump. As a child Peter begun studies at age 12 of alchemy ( A belief and study based around bringing the dead back to life, glyphes, and chemicals. One of the most famous beliefs of alchemy is the power to turn items into gold.) and black magic. He believed that if he performed the greatest acts of sins he would open a door to the other side and be granted powers. He spent twenty fiveyears committing murders and cannibalism, but that wasn't enough for his dark hunger so he turned to his family. He took his son into the woods and smashed the child’s skull in, he then devoured the child’s brains. He then returned home where he tortured and raped his daughter. When caught by authorities he confessed to accounts of murder, rape, and cannibalism. His wife and daughter where also apprehended, tortured, and executed because of their relations to Peter Stump. At his trial he confessed to having a magical belt that was forged and given to him by the devil. He said when he would wear the belt it gave him the power to transform into a wolf and when the belt was removed, he would revert back to his human form. Authorities searched his farmland for this belt, however it was never found. Did such a thing ever exist? If so where is it now? He was then convicted as a werewolf, tortured, and executed on October 31, 1589. In 1595 Johan Martensen was convicted and confessed to have been given the ability to transform by the devil. He said he served the devil for three years with ten other wolves by spreading chaos, harming, and killing animals and livestock. He was sentenced to be executed in two forms first by hanging, then by burning at the stake. Those tortured would face whippingburning, limb dismemberment, the torture wheel, and being tied by the limbs with ropes which would then be stretched until the victims limb where either detached or broken. Anyone could easily be convicted during the wolf trials all it would take is one person to point a finger. There are many accounts of people being trialed and executed as werewolves, and probably even more off record. During the late 1500s and start of the 1600s the wolf trials begun to extending of witch trials. Family members associated with anyone accused of being werewolves where convicted for witch craft and being in lead with the devil. Many citizens where accused of working with demons and giving innocents the skin of wolves causing them to become beasts. With even more time less and less wolf trials emerged, while more and more witch trials came about leading into the terrible era of the witch trials More history relating to the wolf trials can be found in the book “Rose’s Brief History of Werewolves”.
She was head strong and beautiful, the kind of person where if Godzilla was real not even he could shake her down. While as for myself, I was like a hardened shell always afraid that if I’d reach out for more in life it’d just get me hurt. I believe theirs a lot of people like this in the world, hardened from the things they’ve endured. My sister Amanda however, she changed that for me. I guess she saw something in me that no one else did. She got me to try foods that I myself couldn’t even imagine indulging, like seafood and foreign spices. I will never forget when she got me to eat lamb (It looked like a cooked intestine.) I got sick afterwards and puked for almost an hour straight. She took me to places no one else would, trying to get me to open up and shine, and always invited me to go try new things. For example we went on a road trip to visit a cave our father would bring us to as a child, and during the trip we tried to attempt to participate in a holiday that was foreign to us and go over twenty four hours without eating. I caved in and ate when I seen a box of “Mama’s Hot Sausages” (That’s what I’ve always called them.), and went on to stuff my face. It’s strange how remembering something, can make it feel like an old friend has came to visit. It’s been almost a year since she died, I still get event reminders on Facebook of places she wanted me to go too. I sometimes wonder, if I’d go would she be there in one of the crowds faces? She was a model and one of the first women to become a coal miner in West Virginia. She was my inspiration to chase my dreams. I started out writing, published a few books, and eventually I started giving up on myself. I felt pathetic to the other writers and famous authors out there. Then the day came where I woke up to a call. Amanda had died in a car crash on her way home from work on April 6th, 2019. I didn’t want to believe it, it wasn’t until I went to the funeral home and seen her body on the table that I realized she was gone forever. I shut down on myself, and everyone around me. My life became full of fake smiles. When I went with my family to clean out her apartment I found a box of books. She had books where she was trying to become a writer. How could someone who was as amazing as her, be inspired by someone like me. That’s the thing though there’s people in the world, and family who see you for more then you see yourself. I started to find poetry of hers, and decided I would somehow try to make one of her last dreams come true. I put together a book of her poetry, and wrote out a memoir. I had it published and named the book “ The Poet Amanda Sue”, that’s how she would sign her name on the bottom of her poems. She inspired me to see myself for more then I ever have before, and maybe somehow she can live on in the ink of paper. I will always try chasing my dreams, I will try new things every chance I get, and I will make her proud. She will forever be my inspiration that lives in heaven.
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