René de Chantal
La fin d'une énigme, la Bête du Gévaudan
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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.
Cette étude, complétée par une carte et dix-sept hors-texte - dont l'un fournit une restitution de la Bête - met un point final à cette sanglante et ténébreuse affaire.
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.
Edition La Pensée Universelle - 1983
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