Jan 13

Wolfland Documentary 2023

Paul Sinclair is recognized within the field of unexplained phenomena for his honest no nonsense approach to the subject. He prefers to follow the research wherever that may lead, even if it means putting himself in locations and situations most people would not want to be in.

Paul is currently working on a new documentary called ‘Wolfland’, about unusual cryptid sightings in the UK.

5 Responses to “Wolfland Documentary 2023”

  1. Chris L

    There was an interesting thing mentioned about shape-shifting in that video that I was thinking about recently in relation to sightings of dog men in the British Isles.

    To cut a long story short and summarise more than 1500 years of history, the North of England (where this documentary is focused) was once known as the danelaw, due to it being ruled by the Norse (or Danes as they were known, despite not all coming from Denmark).
    In the Norse warrior traditions you find the berserker, the infamous fighters who would go into battle in a blood rage brought on by esoteric brews of roots and fungus, often dressed in wolf and bear skins. The brews would make them utterly fearless, animalistically fierce, immune to pain and by many accounts superhumanly strong and agile. At the battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066 immediately before the battle of Hastings, a lone berserker is recorded to have held off the entire saxon army on the choke point of the bridge, killing several dozen men before being stabbed from below the bridge by a sneaky saxon with a boat and a spear.

    In the Norse traditions and sagas though you find accounts of berserkers who took this a step further and actually practiced lycanthropy, i.e. physically shape shifting into a wolf or wolf like creature. The town mentioned in the video ‘Hundsmanby’ that translated to ‘farmstead of the hound man’ is a Norse place name and might indicate that during the time of the danelaw, a renowned berserker may have lived there. There’s the possibility it may just have been a renowned breeder of hunting dogs though.

    What I’m getting at is that there is a possibility in my mind that in some form, a lycantropic berserker tradition might have survived to this day. Whether it is people secretly practicing lycanthropy, something more supernatural or a flesh and blood creature of its own I don’t know.

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