Friend of Disinfo Nick Redfern laments that cryptozoologists consider reports of werewolves beyond the pale in a short article posted to Mysterious Universe:
It’s sad to say that I have seen more than several cryptozoologists pour complete and utter scorn on 20th and 21st century reports of werewolves, even when they have never spoken to the witnesses or personally studied the cases at issue. And, I have personally witnessed certain elements of the paranormal crowd react in definitively defensive, arms-folded fashion when a suggestion is made that these beasts may simply be unknown animals, albeit of a pretty extraordinary nature.
Both camps need to lighten up, reconsider their stances, and think outside of the box. The fact is that there are more than a few creatures within the domain of Cryptozoology that have weird overtones to them, such as Mothman and Owlman, – hell, even Nessie and Bigfoot reports aren’t free of very high-strangeness, on occasion. Adding werewolves into the equation should not, therefore, be a problem. But, unfathomably, for many it is. And as for the paranormal crowd: they need to get all this Twilight and Underworld imagery out of their minds.