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The Vampire of Croglin Grange

Croglin Vampire by Les Edwards

Late in the 17th century, there was a town called Croglin Grange (in Cumberland County, England). It's been said by some that the town was visited by a vampire... and the young lady in the tale barely escaped with her life.

A one-story home in Croglin Grange was rented to a two brothers and their sister. One summer night, when the heat from the day still clung to the air, the sister was looking out her window at the stars. It was too hot to sleep. Suddenly, she noticed two lights that flickered in and out of the group of trees that lay beyond her window.

Vampire Bats

Desmodus rotundus

The Bat in Nature

Indigenous to Central and South America, vampire bats live in a very strong social culture. The develop bonds with other bats in the colony, and learn to recognize each other through sound and scent. Vampire bats tend to live in caves, trees, or buildings. Their colonies can reach numbers of up to 2000 bats, but most colonies tend to house approximately 100 bats.

Night's Sky

 

Such a cold and lonely place.

Warmth will never be a problem as I think of your smile.

Would you light a candle as I fly past?

Friends, forever love. It's as it should be. Not as it seemed.

Never alone...as I look down and search for your face...

Would you look for me as I go by?

With thoughts of you space and time can not last.

But I'll never be cold when I see that beautiful smile.

Your eyes light up like stars have never dreamed.

Up there...Up in the night's sky...

I Died Again

I died again tonight...

I jumped off that cliff and woke up on the rebound..

Alive again...Kissed the devil while angels watched.

Dreams filled with blood...Hunted or the hunter.

They never win...Just me in the end.

 

Woken from death...Yearning for a fight.

Smiling as I put my knuckles in someones face.

You deserve so much better.

They all are trying to get to second base.

But they'll never get that it's not a race.

Time's better spent getting to know you.

 

I died again tonight...

Dracula cookies!

Cooking with Katherine: Dracula Cookies

This awesome cookie recipe is courtesy of Katherine Aras. Other recipes delicious delights can be found @ the source.

Romania targets tourists in China, India and the Middle East

Bran Castle (Brașov, Romania)

Romania's Tourism Ministry is hoping to attract tourists from China, India and the Middle East on the back of the Dracula Legend. The state secretary of Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism, Cristian Barhalescu said that the Legend of Dracula will be promoted in Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern markets, which weren't affected by the economic crisis and have huge potential.

"Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection" coming to Blu-ray

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection

 

Universal Studios has set Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection for a Blu-ray release on October 2. This set includes:

Vampires! by Ben Douglass

Vampires! by Ben Douglass

Check out "Vampires!" by Ben Douglass, a seasonal art print showcasing 12 bloodsuckers, available for purchase at http://society6.com/bendouglass/Vampires_Print

Direct-to-DVD 'Twilight' prequel in the works

Summit Entertainment has announced that it will produce a direct-to-DVD Twilight prequel that follows the life of a young, human Carlisle Cullen before the events of Stephenie Meyer's books.  Carlisle, played by Peter Facinelli in the films, is the patriarch of the Cullen clan, but he doesn't have as big a role in the movies as in the books. 

True Blood Waiting Sucks Fan Made Video Fan Video

While searching for new HBO True Blood Waiting Sucks videos that promote the premiere of the high rated vampire series, a fan made promotional video popped up in the search. HBO is releasing a video promo prior to the June 26th premiere.

Fanged Films

Russia, 2004
Night Watch
Germany, 2010
We Are the Night

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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