La Bête du Gévaudan is one of history’s great untold serial killers. But unlike Jack the Ripper or the Zodiac Killer, La Bête (the Beast) wasn’t human. Attacks began in 1764 in southern France, and over a period of four years the wolf-like creature killed a documented ninety-nine people – although some sources estimate the number to be higher. Unlike most mystery creatures, La Bête made most of its appearances during daylight hours, revealing itself to tons of eyewitnesses. La Bête also received official recognition from King Louis the Fifteenth who, in conjunction with local nobles, coordinated massive organized hunts that left a huge paper trail behind. La Bête is one of the world’s best documented cryptozoological enigmas, but to this day no one has been able to satisfactorily determine what the creature may have been.
Unsolved is a serialized non-fiction publication. Each issue dives deep into some of the most mysterious paranormal, cryptozoological, conspiracy, and true crime topics. Too often are these subjects presented as brief vignettes intended to send chills down one’s spine, but lack any real depth or anything approaching a conclusion. Fans of this genre are often left wanting more, and Unsolved hopes to fill in the missing gaps and contribute something substantive to the ongoing discussion of these topics.