A werewolf is a man who turns into a furry half-wolf, half-man at the full moon after being bitten by another werewolf, right? According to Hollywood, yes. According to any traditional werewolf folklore, no.
In werewolf folklore, a werewolf can be one of a few things. An outlaw or warrior dressed in a wolf's skin, according to the ancient Saxons and Vikings. A serial killer showing “wolfish” qualities- medieval people often interpreted what we would call serial killers as being werewolves. A sorcerer capable of sending his spirit out of his body in the shape of a wolf. A witch who uses an herbal hallucinogenic ointment to induce visions of shapeshifting into wolf form. A sub-type of vampire, according to Eastern European lore. A type of ghoul, feeding on the corpses of the recently dead.
What exactly is a ghost? That might seem like an easy question to answer- that is, if you believe in ghosts at all. A ghost is the spirit of a dead person, right? But if a ghost is just the spirit of a dead person, then what about ghost trains, ghost cars, ghost ships and other ghostly inanimate objects?
The Bennington Triangle is a window area located in Vermont, centered around Glastenbury Mountain and the ghost town of Fayville. According to local legend, the Indians of the region avoided Glastenbury Mountain because there was supposed to be a mysterious stone on it that would swallow people up.
Of course, that didn't stop settlers from building a town on it, but that didn't work out so well. Fayville went into decline in the 19th century, there was the usual “cursed town” descent into madness and murder, and eventually the town was completely abandoned. Now it's just a bunch of old stone foundations scattered around the forest on Glastenbury Mountain.