1580s

1581

1582

1583

1584

1585

1586

1587

WEIRD HUMANITY:
English colony established at Roanoke Island, Virginia; no trace of the "lost colony" was found when supply ships returned three years later.

CRYPTOZOOLOGY / FOLKLORE:
The last recorded appearance of a cockatrice (or Basilisk) was in 1587 in Warsaw. There, two girls were killed by its breath, while playing in their cellar. Frightened citizens organized a hunt for the monster, but after finding and killing a small snake, declared the affair finished.

1588

1589

FOLKLORE / MAGICK AND THE OCCULT / WEIRD HUMANITY:
Stubbe Peeter was tried in Germany in 1589 for 25 years of hideous crimes, including murder of adults and children (including his own son), cannibalism, incest, and attacks on animals. Peeter claimed to have made a pact with Satan, who provided him with a girdle which turned him into a wolf.


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