The Ancient Origins of Werewolves

Tanika Koosmen, University of Newcastle The werewolf is a staple of supernatural fiction, whether it be film, television, or literature. You might think this snarling creature is a creation of the Medieval and Early Modern periods, a result of the superstitions surrounding magic and witchcraft. In reality, the werewolf is far older than that. The…

Is The Famous Oak Island Lead Cross Really No Such Thing?

Of all the finds on History’s The Curse of Oak Island, perhaps none has sparked as much debate as the “lead cross” found during Season Five by detectorist Gary Drayton at Smith’s Cove on the island. The cross, which has been spuriously linked to the Knights Templar by the show, is of lead construction and…

Here Are The Five Ancient Britons Who Make Up The Myth of King Arthur

King Arthur is probably the best known of all British mythological figures. He is a character from deep time celebrated across the world in literature, art and film as a doomed hero, energetically fighting the forces of evil. Most historians believe that the prototype for Arthur was a warlord living in the ruins of post-Roman…

The Mysteries of Oak Island: The Coins of Oak Island

Could it be? an article? about Oak Island? It most certainly is, and it doesn’t mention Aztecs or Phoenicians once! Over the many years searching, a number of artefacts have been found during digs and excavations at the fabled Oak Island in Nova Scotia, Canada, the site of the legendary “Money Pit.” A number of…