The legend of the werewolf is one that almost everyone knows, in some form or another. And while lycanthropy has been something that has been discussed for centuries, with art portraying any number of creatures that go from man (or woman) to animal over the years, there is something about the werewolf that screams Virginia!
With the Lost Colony of Roanoke as part of Virginia’s history, as well as the many ways that this state helped to build the United States into what it is today, it just makes sense that it would also be the home of werewolves. Honestly, it almost makes sense that perhaps what really happened at Roanoke is everyone became werewolves and vanished to preserve their new way of life. (Okay, maybe not, but it is as good of a guess as any.)
While werewolves have been a part of folklore and history for centuries, and with their magical powers, it feels like they are meant to be the state monster of Virginia. Although there are some stories that make it seem like werewolves are the evil parts of men and wolves, there are other stories about men who have been cursed and others who are simply born this way.
No matter what the history of the werewolf, they just seem like they belong in the state of Virginia, howling away under the full moon. Luckily, there are plenty of forests, parks, and other wooded areas perfect for them to get their wolf on.