June 17th, 2018
A disturbing video of a potentially dangerous creature is making its way around West Oak and calling into question the safety of the campus and surrounding areas.
The video, uploaded by user Quinn_Evans, shows what seems to be a young female transforming into a large, canine-like creature in the woods near the campus. Originally thought to be a hoax, the video was sent to local law enforcement for identification of any local wildlife that may match the later transformation and ease the minds of worried students and locals alike. Officer Dan Packman said that he was set to reassure the public that there was nothing alarming or any more dangerous than the usual local wildlife.
“At first, I thought it wasn’t anything,” Packman told The Oak Times upon showing our reporters the video. “I figured one of our more talented graphic design or film students had caught footage of one of the local wolves and spliced something together with their friends.”
Upon further investigation, the video proved to be too seamless and too consistent to brush off.
“It gave me a chill when I couldn’t find some glaring stitch,” he said. “I decided to go ahead and pass it over to our video forensics team.”
After twenty-four hours, the video forensics team came back with the same, chilling findings; the video, showing the young woman making a disturbing transition from human to canine, appears to be real beyond any reasonable doubt.
The Oak Times have not been able to verify the identity of the individual in the video and West Oak Police have not released any statements citing the identity of either the subject or the video’s poster, Quinn_Evans. West Oak University declined to confirm any enrollment of either individual, citing student confidentiality but assured The Oak Times that they are working closely with local law enforcement to ensure that campus safety remains uncompromised.
“Our students’ safety is our number one concern on campus,” West Oak University spokesperson Sheila Avery promised in a statement released by the university this morning. “We are committed to working with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the efforts to protect our students from any potential threat that this may present.”
Meanwhile, local representatives and religious leaders alike have weighed in on the potential discovery of what many are calling the West Oak Werewolf.
“If this thing does exist, it is proof that we are at the edge of a spiritual attack,” Pastor Ralph Attman said in an interview from his office in Oakwood Universal Church. “Faithful followers of God should be prepared to reject the Devil and all of those that he poisons. This young woman may have once been human, and if that’s true, we can see the depravity and perversion that the Devil can bring on us if we don’t harden our hearts to him. This is a war on good Christians, and we need to be prepared to fight any of these monsters that Satan may bring against us.”
Local council member Arnold Rather made a promise to keep citizens safe from any potential threat.
“Like everybody else, I’m not sure what I’m even looking at right now,” Rather confessed. “But I promise that I will do everything in my power to protect residents from whatever this thing might be as more information is made available to me. I will raise my voice all the way to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC if I need to; residents and students of West Oak, Oregon will not fall victim to any violence or dangers that can be avoided on my watch.”
The Oak Times will update this story as more information becomes available.