The mystery of stories about an unidentified wolf-creature that inhabits an area now within Montgomery Bell State Park will be the focus of a Saturday night hike to the spring at the center of the urban legend. Ranger Joshua Walsh will lead an evening hike to Hall Springs, which is known in local legend as Werewolf Springs from stories of a strange half-wolf, half-human creature that have been told and retold over the years. The Hall Springs Night Hike is free. Hikers will meet at the park office near the entrance off Highway 70 at 7 pm Saturday and carpool to the hike starting point on the back side of the park near Burns. Participants should bring their own flashlights and dress appropriately for the weather and hiking. Any participants 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The most common elements to the legend of Werewolf Springs come from a supposed circus train wreck in the Burns area sometime in the mid-1800s. While circus crews managed to round up all the animals, there were reports that two of the main attractions were never found before the circus moved on the next day. Those creatures have been described in various reports as the “wild men” or “wolf men” of Borneo. The stories vary with reports of missing children, slaughtered livestock and alleged sightings through the years that perpetuate the legend. In 2001, local filmmaker Craig Anderson’s docudrama Dark Encounters Investigated, produced for local access television at The Renaissance Center, dramatized a paranormal search of the Hall Springs area along with a re-telling of the legend. To join the Hall Springs Night Hike to learn more of the werewolf legend, RSVP with Montgomery Bell State Park at 797-9052.