The Beast of Gevaudan and other true stories
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During the reign of Louis XV, from 1764 to 1767, a monstrous creature spread terror in Gévaudan, killing 52 people.
A beast, certainly, but that no one had ever seen. Is it a wolf? From a monster? Or a man? The mystery remains...
In Paris, in the 19th century, it is said to see a silhouette prowling in the cemeteries, hounding the dead – and especially the dead. Crimes of witchcraft or sexual pervert?
In 1977, in Uruffe, a town in Lorraine, a woman was found burned to death in her apartment, which nevertheless remained intact.
How is it possible ? The Beast of Gévaudan, the possessed women of Loudun, the vampire of Montparnasse, the ghosts of the Trianon and the spontaneous combustions of Uruffe: the facts are not always what they seem. Jean-Claude Bourret invites us on a journey through time – and through reason – to re-examine still mysterious matters that remain scientific enigmas to this day.
Year of publication of the presented edition : 2016 (285 pages)
Editor : Archipel
The author :
Born in 1941, journalist and reporter, founder of the Press Club de France, presenter of the television news on FR3, TFI, La Cinq, as well as radio newspapers on RMC and France Inter, Jean-Claude Bourret has always kept an open mind in the face of the extraordinary, which he recounts here with precision and passion.