What do werewolves have to do with religion and skepticism? Quite a lot, actually. This Skepticon 5 talk featuring Deborah Hyde delves into the history of European werewolves in the 16-17th century and their close relationship to religion, heresy, and mental illness. Sadly, as is usually the case, a little skepticism could have prevented a lot of tragic false accusations and deaths.
Deborah Hyde is a makeup effects coordinator in the film industry and writes about the supernatural and skepticism. She is one of the organizers of Westminster Skeptics as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic Magazine.