Wendigo psychosis is the delusion that you are a Wendigo in which you attack and consume people.  The Wendigo has existed in Algonquian legend and is considered to be true by them. Incidents occurs only in the Northern parts of the United States, Canada and Alaska.

On the evening of July 30, 2008 Tim McLean, asleep wearing his headphones, was riding a Greyhound Bus 18 miles west of Manitoba, Canada when his seat mate, Vince Weiguang Li stood, pulled out a Rambo knife and stabbed Tim in the neck. A scream, sounding like a howling dog and baby crying erupted throughout the bus.  Fleeing passengers had the present of mine to secure the bus door and call the Royal Canadian Mount Police who arrested Li.   Before the police arrived Li had in the presence of the onlookers beheaded McLean and carried the trophy about the bus and  proceed to stab the body 40 to 50 times, opened  up the corpse, cut off chunks of flesh and gnawed  on them, swallowing the eyes and part of McLean’s heart.  Then Li filled plastic bags with chunks of body parts hiding them around the bus.  When arrested Li was found to have ears, nose and tongue in his pocket for later consumption.

Li was charged with second degree murder found not guilty due to his mental state and compared to an animal killing for food. Sentenced to a mental facility Li was granted supervised walks in 2010.

What was the Wendigo link? Days prior to the attack Li had read an extensive article   in a newspaper about the Wendigo.  When Nathan Carlson, Wendigo historian and author of the newspaper article, learned the details of Li’s monstrous deed he did not know what to think. Parallels between the modus operandi of the Wendigo and the atrocity of Li became overwhelming. Rocked to his core, Carlson suffered insomnia discovering the pattern between Li and possession by a Wendigo spirit incomprehensible.

Was the World’s authority on the Wendigo forced to deal with that impossible reality? Like Sam and Dean, was Carlson about to cross the line from rational thought to the supernatural?

Swift Runner, a Cree Indian had during a brutal winter of 1878 shot and bludgeoned his 6 children, wife and mother-in-law to death consuming them leaving bits of flesh and bone scattered over the frozen ground.  When the Mounties investigating the case entered Swift Runner’s lodge they discovered his infant son hanging from the rafters.  A confessed Wendigo, Swift Runner was hanged at Fort Saskatchewan in1879 munching pemmican and complaining to his guards they had failed to build him a fire to keep him warm before he welcomed noose.

Ever vigilant against Wendigo savagery, Native People had hunters track down and kill Indians who were seen on the verge of turning into a Wendigo or had already began killing.  In 1907 Jack Fiddler, a chief and shaman, was executed for the murder of a native woman said to be on the verge of turning.  To his execution Fiddler declared his act was not murder but dispatching a monster.

How far do we have to look to find such hunters among us?


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  1. And the survivors of the plane crash in South America several years ago supposedly survived by consumer fellow passengers- fact or myth? SPN writers do their research and to think this was year one before special effects. The actors have said that before SPX it was an actor running around in a rubber mask as the Wendigo and not so scary. I remember S6, when the trunk is open and a rubber mask of a Wendigo is shown as Ben’s Halloween costume. Think I will go grab a salad for lunch.


  2. WENDIGO was the most disturbing thing I have written, made just of nightmare.

    I heard a wise man say that be careful what you see because you can never unsee it.

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    1. I can imagine that was pretty hard on you and tough in places. But its such a good read and commend you for writing it. I have heard this saying too, and no truer word has ever been said. Dean didn’t believe in Angels until he saw them with his own eyes 😉

      B xx


  3. Cannibalism is still a reality even in our age. The most recent case I know of is Jeffery Dahmer who was apprehended in 1991 who killed and ate 17 young men over a span of 20+ yrs. I would venture a guess that the Northern American Indians didn’t have much problem with cannibalism. Their belief and faith in Mother Earth and her children (human & animal) was sacred. They were very family oriented, they didn’t have individual families in their tribes, they were all of the same family. Including other tribes, and humans. The Native Indian’s were generous and loving people. Every one was treated as family; especially all children were treated as if their own, they could roam wherever within the confines of the camp and were welcomed to stay, eat or play wherever they pleased. All Elderly were revered, not thought of as a burden or worthy of respect. Everyone helped set aside enough for the entire tribe for Winter when fresh game and vegetables were scarce, everyone contributed to the whole, no one starved or went without in the tribes. During especially severe winters it was not unheard of for several neighboring tribes to gather and camp together to share food, shelter and protection. Many of the same tribes would have one Winter Camp just for that purpose, just in case the summer crops and game wasn’t enough for them to set aside to survive; IE sickness, not enough game, flood or drought, crops were bad, vermin and bugs got into the winter stores. Things they couldn’t control, what may have happened to one, many others were able to provide enough so all could prosper.
    The heinous and serious taboo act of killing another human for food was unspeakable and so rare they thought the person was possessed by a demon spirit, The Wendigo. If your starving during a harsh winter they believed and enforced that you’d do two thing’s: you either commit suicide or face the realization that you going to be starving to death. That’s it…there’s no gray areas, either way you die, there was no free passes, no excuses, nothing was acceptable for committing murder for cannibalism. They also thought gluttony and greed were also symptoms of a wendigo in some tribes.


    1. In certain nations, for certain reason, religious ceremonies or in combat canniblism occurred, especially as religious ceremony to war gods or goddess, or after battle to gain enemy prowess or show complete control over the enemy cannibalism occurred.


      1. Of the 1200 Native American Tribes, they have found one instance of strange but not necessarily cannibal evidence. Archeologists discovered a ancient Anasazi burial site that held 7 bodies where the skeletal remains looked like the flesh was hacked off. Out of thousands of burial mounds and sites they haven’t uncovered not one of those remains were marked like those. Not that it wasn’t a cannibal, it could’ve been but they don’t know for sure, it seems every culture in the world has at least one psychopath. 😊 Mohawk Tribe was called Man Eaters but never proven as the slur was made by their enemies the Algonquin. As far as anyone can tell all North American Tribe’s considered the act of cannibalism a heinous crime and it was culturally unacceptable to even do harm to bodies of enemy tribes, as it was affront to their God’s. They also believed the dead would haunt and bring misfortune to them all if their bodies were mishandled or properly given respect. When cannibalism is suspected, they were swiftly hunted down and in some cases painfully, put to death as soon as they were discovered.
        The Sioux & Mohawk Considered it a grievous Sin.
        The Cree & Cherokee considered it a serious mental illness, which they humanly put those to death.
        The Algonquin & Ojibwe thought it was possession by evil spirits, again they were swiftly put to death incase the spirits would infect another.
        The Central American Tribes (Mexico)
        Aztec, Acolhuas, and Tepanecs formed The Aztec Empire, these tribes were notorious for ritualistic cannibalism.

        In South America the Amazonians have been thought to practice funereal cannibalism, of their leaders or head tribesmen.
        The Carib tribe of South America did practice cannibalism of prisoners of war and of their enemies.


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