It’s been almost 40 years since a “wolfman” was reported to be running around loose in Defiance.
Since then, the wolfman or werewolf of Defiance has gotten a lot of attention, which has now increased in the Internet age.
A search of wolfman and Defiance, Ohio, pulls up many pages.
The first report was on Aug. 2, 1972, when police said on three occasions, individuals were accosted near the Norfolk and Western railroad tracks. One man was hit with a 2– by 4 and two others were attacked within a two-week period.
All described their attacker as tall, very slim, and with an animal head.
The attacks all occurred from 1:30–4:30 a.m. on days without a full moon.
The reports only lasted a few weeks. No one was ever arrested.