In the sixteenth century,
there was a case of a whole family being accused of lycanthropy.
The strange habits of the Gandillion Family were brought
into the public eye after sister Pernette attacked two
small children, killing one. Soon after, she was killed
by an angry mob for her crime. A day later, her brother
Pierre and her son Georges were both accused of witchcraft.
They both admitted to being werewolves, transforming by
using a magic salve. They were imprisoned, and were said
to have acted like maniacs, their bodies covered with wounds
and scratches, which suggested attacks by dogs and others
during their late night excursions. Their inability to
transform while in prison was rationalized by their inability
to obtain the salve. Both Pierre and Georges, along with
another sister named Antoinette were executed.