Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chernobyl, Wolves and More...

Here's an interesting new post from the CFZ's Oregon rep, Regan Lee:

A couple of strange items found on one about a rabid wolf attacking people on the “premises of the Chernobyl atomic power plant” in the Ukraine.

Altogether, six people have been attacked by the rabid wolf. My love for the wolf naturally drew me to this story, as well as the general Fortean weirdness of both this story and the strange events surrounding Chernobyl in general.

(Visit the
Village of Joy blog for a series of disturbing and vivid photographs of the aftermath of Chernobyl.)

In a somewhat related tangent, I just found out the other day my great-grandfather's first name was Wolf. He, and my grandfather, were born in the Ukraine.

A wolf isn’t the only rabid creature in the area; it seems a rabid cat attacked several people in “one of the townships in Crimea” -- the cat has been killed. Domestic cats are turning up rabid in Maine, with 42 rabid cats this year so far, according to an item posted on Also see my post Killing the Wolf on Oregon L.O.W.F.I.


  1. As if Chernobyl hasn't seen enough--rabid animals? Maybe it's nature's way of saying "stay away!"

  2. Do you know, was this 'rabid cat' in Crimea a domestic variety or a wildcat like a panther? Charles Fort among others mentioned a panther or wolfish thing or something from Orel, Russia in the late 1800s, I believe. Maybe early 1900s.