Peter Stubbe’s werewolf trial
From human to werewolf, but how?
Probably the first well known documented case against a man claiming to be a werewolf was in the 1500’s by a man named Peter Stubbe. But how did Peter change from human to werewolf?
A human skeleton is unmistakable. How can a human skeleton go from this to werewolf?
The answer may be magical:
Peter Stubbe was a German man put on trial for acts and claims that he was a werewolf. Peter confessed to have been “possessed” by something he could not control. Putting on a belt, Peter claimed, enabled him to metamorphosize from human to wolf.
Are Peters claim that a magic belt helped transform him accurate to how we perceive werewolves today? Is it possible that somehow the belt Peter used was in fact cursed, or was Peter himself cursed? Or have new techniques for transformation been developed since Peter’s time?