Joseph Sharon was born in Boston some time in the latter half of the 19th century. He moved to Collinsport, Maine in the early 1900s where he became the godfather to Rachel Jennings. When Rachel Jennings was found dead, Joseph publicly accused Rachel’s husband, Christopher Jennings of her murder.
In April of 1910, Joseph arrived at the Jennings estate known as Cranshaw House to visit with Christopher’s most recent bride, Paula Jennings. He warned her that Chris was a brutal murderer and that her life was in danger. The following day, Joseph Sharon was found dead with his throat ripped out – an apparent victim of a savage animal attack.
Chris Jennings later confessed to his wife, Paula, that he was a werewolf and was responsible for Joseph’s death.
Joseph Sharon was described as being a tall, pale, sickly looking man, whose face resembled a hideous skull. Those who knew him considered him to be hopelessly mad.