What was the "Beast of Gevaudan" that terrible monster that appeared there over two centuries and whose passage was marked by over a hundred corpses, mangled and mutilated almost always, the severed head and carried away.
The Beast was mocking the many beaten, poisoned baits, traps, hunters on the lookout, balls received: seeming invulnerable, it continued its inexorable carnage for three years.
Was it a wolf, a wild dog, a monkey, a T. rex, an alien, a sadistic killer, a supernatural being ... ?
For two hundred years, despite all the studies, the nature of the Beast of Gevaudan had remained one of the most famous puzzles.
To solve it, the author has collected all the evidence and opinions of the time on the appearance and behavior of this monster, then systematically confronted with all the features possessed by animals or by a sadistic killer.
This study, completed by a map and seventeen inserts - one of which provides a restitution of the Beast - puts an end to this bloody and dark affair.
Year of publication of the presented edition : 1983
Editor : La Pensée Universelle
René V. de Chantal, ETP engineer and Doctor-Engineer, is a specialist in operations research. He was responsible for the Section for Research and Documentation of the Paris airport and Service Studies BTE. He has published several studies in various fields, from mathematics to management, to physiology.