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What Happens to a Werewolf in the Harvest Moon?

The condition of  shapeshifting into a wolf in the full moon is, of course, known as lycanthropy. September brings us the full moon closest to the Autumn equinox.  The Harvest Moon will appear bigger and brighter tonight and will inspire … Continue reading

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The Conversation: Why we should welcome the return of ‘Old Stinker’ the Hull werewolf

I mentioned in my last post that I had a brief to write this piece and take part in the Big Conversation.  It had to be short and be accessible to scholars in all disciplines and provide evidence for my hypothesis. The … Continue reading

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The Werewolf as Spectre Wolf

Here’s a quick update on my werewolf research trending ahead of Halloween. I’m going to be doing some radio over the next few days and I’ll be taking part in The Big Conversation on Friday which is where academics pitch … Continue reading

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Gothic Manchester Festival: OGOM’s Werewolf research hits the media ahead of Halloween

Just back from the Gothic North and catching up on some stories in the media following the inspiring and fun event that was the Manchester Gothic Festival (which had some excellent papers and its own live mouse at the venue). There … Continue reading

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Hull Werewolf Old Stinker Inspires Research Paper

I am beyond excited to report that The Hull Werewolf ‘Old Stinker’ has surfaced again in the last few days, terrorising women with his human face and very, very, bad breath (hence his name). The two most recent sightings have … Continue reading

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Why I believe in the story of ‘Old Stinker’ the Hull Werewolf

Sabine Baring-Gould claims that ‘English folklore is singularly barren of werewolf stories , the reason being that wolves had been extirpated from England under the Anglo Saxon kings, and therefore ceased to be the object of dread to the people’ … Continue reading

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Ancient Werewolf Known as ‘Old Stinker’ Sparks Folk Panic in UK

Who would have thought it there is now a real life folk panic in Yorkshire following the sightings of ‘Old Stinker’ an eight foot werewolf spotted in the Wolds. Kaja has already posted on this and commented on the myth that … Continue reading

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