Fun Fact: France once experienced a Werewolf Epidemic. The Beasts of Gevaudan wreaked havoc in southern France in the 1760s. Accounts differ as to how many people were actually killed and devoured, but the number seems to be well over 100. The “werewolf” epidemic grew so out of control that the army, as well as expert huntsmen, were called in to find and kill the terrorizing animals. The beasts were described as wolf-like, but bigger. Theories abound as to the true nature of the dangerous animals roaming the hillsides.