Three Year Old Shoots Father Because He Was Afraid Of Vampires

September 6, 2002 ( - A three-year-old boy in Brazil shot his sleeping father because he was scared of vampires. The boy's mother has blamed a new soap opera called "The Kiss of the Vampire" for the incident. In the programme, broadcasted by Rede Globo TV station, vampires terrorise a small town.

The mother, who asked not to be identified, told Folha de SP newspaper that earlier that day her son had told her that if he ever found a vampire he would kill it.

She said: "It was a huge shock. I woke up with the noise, the bed was full of blood, and I had no idea what was going on. This is all TV's fault, they do all those shows that mess with children's heads."

The police still do not know how the three year old managed to climb to the top of the refrigerator to get the gun that belonged to his father and pull the trigger.

The bullet entered through the man's back and ended up on his left arm. He was sent to the Sao Francisco hospital where he is still being treated. His condition is not life threatening.

The police are still investigating the case, which happened in Sao Paulo.

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As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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