Maybe you’ve heard of the website Vampire Freaks. Maybe you’re even a member. But this online community has something that no other vampire websites are known for – murder. Last week, the body of a girl by the name of Kimberly Proctor was found in Colwood, British Columbia. Kimberly’s death was a horrible one. Not only was she beaten and killed, but her killer (or killers) also burned her body before leaving it there in the woods. Kimberly was only 18 years old when she died, and the sadness in her story can’t be expressed. So where does Vampire Freaks come into it?
Kimberly was part of the online group and in her profile, she talked a lot about how she was often the victim of extreme bullying, and that she was actually terrified of teenage girls because the bullying could become so bad. While there are certainly not allegations against the website for being involved in the murder in any way, this actually isn’t the first time that something terrible has happened within the site.
Kimveer Gill was a 25-year-old man that was also a member of the site and in addition to just wanting to find out more about vampires and the goth sub-culture, he also posted pictures of himself holding many different guns and weapons on the site. He was later convicted of murdering one person and injuring several others while he went on a shooting spree at Dawson College in Montreal. And a 12-year-old girl from Alberta, who was also a member of Vampire Freaks, also joined up with her boyfriend to kill three other people. Her name hasn’t been released seeing as how she’s a minor.
There have currently been no arrests made in the case of Kimberly Proctor. And we’re certainly not saying that you shouldn’t visit Vampire Freaks, or that the website is in any way associated with these many murders. But with so many different tragic cases, it is wise to be very careful when visiting this site. And, if you decide to become a member, even more caution is advised. While Vampire Freaks may not be responsible for the murders, there is a definite connection with multiple murders having some sort of link back to this website. So while it may not be the fault of Vampire Freaks, it is certainly a site where lots of people go and sign up in order to discuss their love of vampires and all things goth. And it might just be that there are a lot of sickos out there who realize this and see an opportunity to capitalize, and terrorize, young people.
There is also no mention on the site of Kimberly Proctor, which I think is a tad disrespectful. A note expressing their own sadness over the loss of one of their members would be nice. And there’s also a disclaimer stating that the home of the owner of the website has been searched and that illegal substances and electronic images were confiscated. So, maybe it is best if you just stay away for a little while. We just want you to be careful, that’s all.
If anyone has information regarding Kimberly’s death, you are urged to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8472.