Skepticon 5: The Natural History of the European Werewolf

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.

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