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The Natural History of the European Werewolf

The werewolf is one of the most famous creatures of the horror genre, up there with vampires (both of which were sadly combined in the Twilight movie series). But throughout history there have been real-world reports and accusations of people actually being werewolves – in this lecture skeptic Deborah Hyde (aka ‘Jourdemayne‘) considers what people during the witch-hunt of sixteenth and seventeenth century Europe really meant when they accused someone of ‘lycanthropy’.

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