Spooky Campfire Stories-Part 1: The Western Loup-garou

With Halloween near I thought it appropriate for a series on spooky campfire stories. I hope to post at least three story ideas by October 31st.

If you are anything like me and your kids anything like mine, then you and they love a good story. . .especially a spooky story. In the absents of an actual narrative a description of something mysterious, terrifying, and potentially deadly will do. I had a ton of fun with this one a couple of nights ago.  My 6 year old especially got into it. We were at my grandparents house. Behind the house is a wooded hill, and it was starting to get dark. . .

This is a story that was told to me as a 6th grader at a week long camp in the Blue Mountains of Washington.  It’s really just a fun and terrifying description of a creature.  For us it became the source of a week of sightings, fright, and conspiracy.  I have since learned that the word “loup-garou” is just French for werewolf, but it’s still fun.  Below is a description of the creature that terrified the 6th grade campers from Kiona-Benton Middle School in the Spring of 1991.  Feel free to embellish and adapt as you see fit in your own telling.  Brace yourself and enjoy…

The Western Loup-garou is a mutant creature, silent and deadly. Nature can be cruel.  It can be weird.  Imagine the creature resulting from the cross of a Sasquatch (Bigfoot) and a grizzly bear.  This is the Loup-garou.  We don’t know how it happened, but it did.  He is large and powerful, but deadly silent in the trees.  He has never been captured and we don’t know much more about the Loup-garou, except for one thing.  The Loup-garou has an insatiable appetite for brains.  Oh, it does eat other things to sustain life, but it loves brains. . .the bigger the better.  Humans have some of the biggest and tastiest brains.  You must always be on your guard when In the woods.  If you’re not careful, you may just find yourself brainless.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *