Skepticamp 2014 Speakers: Eve Siebert

Eve Siebert has a Ph.D. in English literature from Saint Louis University, specializing in Old English, Middle English and Old Norse. Her article, “Monsters and Dragons and Dinosaurs, Oh My: Creationist Interpretations of Beowulf,” appeared in the Jan./ Feb. 2013 edition of Skeptical Inquirer. She teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Skepticamp topic:
When Leif Met Bigfoot: The Myth of the Norse Discovery of Sasquatch
In an attempt to extend the history of Bigfoot sightings, many proponents have sought evidence of earlier encounters in myth, folklore, and literature. Some claim that Leif Eiriksson and the Norse explorers of the New World encountered Bigfoot, thus providing Sasquatch with a provenance that reaches back to the first European visits to the Americas. Is there any justification for these claims, and, if not, where did they come from?

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