Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The Tailor of Chalons, 1598

December 14th 1598

In the same year that the trial of Jacques Roulet was held, on December 14th 1598 the Parliament in Paris sentenced a tailor from Chalons to death for having transformed into a werewolf. He was accused of luring children into his parlour and attacking them when they got lost in the woods, and subsequently devouring their bodies. One of the pieces of evidence in the trial was a chest full of bones. Not much else is known about the trial, as it was abundant in so many atrocities that the judges ordered its files to be burned.

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