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2007-07-06 22:38
M · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

The Fearful Vampire Killers (Continued)

On April 30, 2007, a media report stated that three people in Guyana had been arrested in the killing of a woman who'd apparently inspired a superstitious revulsion. During the early morning hours, she had wandered into the village of Bare Root, where even people possessing cell phones still believed in superstition.
2007-07-06 22:36
M · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

The Fearful Vampire Killers

The fate of one "vampire killer" was determined in Arkansas recently, while three people in Guyana still await their chance to prove in court that they acted rationally...if they can.
2007-07-06 22:29
M · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

Valentine's Day Surprise

A Valentine's Day surprise occurred in Arizona when an apparent agreement between a man and woman became much rougher than expected -- even terrifying. Robert McDaniel, 46, learned to his dismay he was with a "vampire."
2007-07-06 22:24
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You have a Friend in Pennsylvania

Lisa Manderach was three weeks short of her thirtieth birthday when she went for a quick errand to Your Kidz & Mine, a new children's clothing store in Collegeville, Pennsylvania on September 10, 1995. She took her daughter, Devon, only nineteen months old, and that was the last time anyone saw either of them alive. The details of this case are from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
2007-07-06 22:16
M · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

Canadian Vampire Plot

A case in Canada that acquired the moniker, "the vampire murder" during the trial seems to have less to do with vampires than with the public's fascination with vampire-related crimes.
2007-07-06 22:09
M · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

Vampire Witch

In the Ukraine in March, 2005 Diana Semenuha, 29, was arrested after police discovered that she had lured street children to her home to drink their blood. She admitted to the deed. Apparently, she believed that this practice could thwart a muscle-wasting condition she had, but her crime appears to have a different agenda as well.
2007-07-06 22:04
M · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

Superstition Rules: Death, Murder, and Vampire Hunters

Although it's generally vampires who are considered deadly, those who hunt them down can be just as lethal, as the following modern-day stories reveal.
2007-07-06 21:59
M · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

Vampires as Victims

As vampires gain in popularity, they start to appeal to a different kind of person as well: the self-styled vampire hunter. The long-running popular television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, about a group of teenaged vampire fighters in California, has influenced this subculture. While for many, it's just role-playing, some take this game with deadly seriousness.
2007-07-06 21:50
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Influenced by Fiction

Allan Menzies, 22, used to view the vampire film, Queen of the Damned, over and over and over. He admitted that he had obsessively watched his "queen," Akasha, more than 100 times. His fixation on her and his beliefs about how this cruel vampire stepped out of the role and into his life to barter for his soul eventually turned deadly.
2007-07-06 21:46
M · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

Fanged Films

From the Library

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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