Category: Vampires

Mercy Brown

One could be forgiven for believing that events related to vampire hysteria were confined to places like Eastern Europe. Surely such things could not occur in the more civilized regions of the western world! How then do you...

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The Highgate Vampire

There are certain places which are said to be more haunted than most. That certainly seems to be the case with England’s Highgate Cemetery. It was constructed in 1839 and since the 1960s there have numerous reports of...

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Famous Movie Vampires

It would be gargantuan task to chronicle every vampire movie ever made. Some of them have been good; some of them have thankfully faded into oblivion, and some of them have the power to live on. In many cases, it’s the...

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Origins Of Vampires

Almost all cultures have some concept of a vampiric creature which feeds off the living. They may require blood but some versions can subsist on any form of life essence. They are either born as such, are created by an event...

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Peter Plogojowitz

It may seem strange to have two ‘documented’ cases of vampirism occurring in close proximity to each other and in the same year. And yet that’s exactly what happened. Around the time that Arnold Paole was...

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Renfield’s Syndrome

If you’ve read Bram Stoker’s Dracula (or seen the movie, of which I am not a fan) you will be familiar with the character of Renfield. For the few who may not be, Renfield was a mental patient whose aid was enlisted...

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Types Of Vampires

You probably thought that there was only one vampire type out there. You’ll primarily come across the blood drinkers in popular media, but that doesn’t mean they constitute the only members of the vampire mythos....

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Vampires In Folklore

There was a time when people truly believed in vampires. That’s not to say there aren’t those who still hold on to such convictions. However, in the past, vampirism was an integral part of many cultural belief systems throughout...

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Vampires In History

I would not wish to hazard a guess as to whether or not vampires are real. There have undoubtedly been some cases which have defied explanation, and still others which have just been disturbing. Blood drinking is a concept which...

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Vlad Tepes

If you’ve never heard the name Vlad Tepes then your knowledge of all things vampiric is severely limited. It is said that he was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s now notorious Count Dracula. He is a fascinating...

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Elizabeth Bathory

Over the past couple of years there have been numerous movies which have made reference to the infamous Countess Elizabeth Bathory. That she is one of the most well known female serial killers in history cannot be disputed....

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