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Donald Trump may be descended from a 'werewolf' serial killer from the 16th century, reveals new research. The killer, named Peter Stubbe, was a farmer who was convicted of murdering 13 children and two pregnant women. He also consumed parts of their corpses.

Dr. Kevin Pittle, an anthropologist at Southern California's Biola University, made the discovery that indicates US President Donald Trump might have a connection with the notorious murderer, who was termed as the Werewolf of Bedburg. Stubbe reportedly mutilated animals, murdered and ate the brain of his own son and indulged in an incestuous relationship with his daughter and sister.

When animals kept turning up dead and torn apart in Bedburg, villagers started hunting for the monster responsible. Then children and young women started getting killed, with their disfigured bodies being discovered. A group of local men hunted down the killer, who was Stubbe.

He admitted to having made a "deal with the Devil" which enabled him to be transformed into a "greedy, devouring wolf, strong and mighty, with eyes great and large, which in the night sparkled like unto brands of fire, a mouth great and wide, with most sharp and cruel teeth, a huge body and mighty paws." This description appears in "The Damnable Life and Death of Stubbe Peeter", a document that currently resides in the British Library.

According to the existing accounts, the 'werewolf' was executed in 1589, along with his lover Katharina Trump, also his partner in crime. Pittle's team of researchers have discovered after checking ancestry records that there is a possibility of Katharina being related to Trump, who has established German ancestry, reports Mirror.

Donald Trump's grandfather, Frederick Trump, was a Bavarian businessman who immigrated to the US when he was a teenager, from the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Bedburg is adjacent to his place of ancestry.

This opens up a speculation that the POTUS is somehow related to the cannibalistic killer of yore, who remains the subject of much research and conjecture by scholars and historians alike. However, nothing has been conclusively proved yet.