werewolf witch trials
The werewolf witch trials stemmed from the infamous witch trials which were trials accusing people of witchcraft and thus a pact with the Devil. The werewolf witch trials were a slight deviation on this theme in countries were the fear of werewolves was far greater than the fear of witches. The trials accused people of taking the shapes of werewolves and slaughtering farm animals, or in some cases humans. The accused were then forced to falsely admit -under torture – that they had a pact with the Devil, and in many cases because of this forced – false – confession, they were sentenced to death. The werewolf witch trials were particularly popular in Estonia in the 1600s.