Nearly every country in every continent has old folktales on blood drinkers. There’s the Nelapsi of Czechoslovakia, the Hannya of Japan, the Alp from Germany, and so on. There are many vampiric tales around the world – Even in the British Isles. We all know that there are fairytales galore in Ireland, England and the…Continue readingMmm mmm… Fairy Blood Cake
We all know the story about the vampire and its bond to its native soil. Right? According to the tale, a vampire can only rest in soil from the land of their origins. A vampire needs their native earth, it can’t survive without it. We all know the story, but where did it come from?…Continue readingA Vampire’s Native Soil
The Netflix show Hemlock Grove, based on the book of the same name, mentions a being known as the upir. But what is this creature and did the show’s writers create it? Oh no, Dear Readers, they didn’t. The upir is a vampire from European folklore, a vampire species once believed to be real. Along…Continue readingThe Real History Behind Hemlock Grove’s Upir
There was once a time in history when nearly everyone believed in the existence of vampires. Virtually every country and every culture has their own vampire myths and legends. You can find vampire folklore throughout the world. But there is more than just folklore, hundreds of years ago there were countless cases of real vampirism…Continue readingPaul Barber’s Theory on the Existance of Vampires
The “vampire” skeleton, unearthed during archaeology excavations in the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol, has been included in the National Geographic ranking of the 10 most popular news pictures for 2012. Everyone loves vampires. From the National Geographic website: “The discovery of a 700-year-old skeleton in Bulgaria—seen at the country’s National Museum of History…Continue readingBulgarian ‘Vampire’ Makes National Geographic’s 2012 Top 10
Us humans are such a superstitious bunch, even today in the age of science and logic you can find countless people who believe in age-old superstitions. But these beliefs in supernatural occurrences were most common hundreds of years ago, back when everyone believed in the undead and other wicked beings. They had folktales for nearly…Continue readingWhen Vampire Dogs Attack!
It has been a whole two years since I last did a Leech Lover post! Two years! Gasp! Anyway, for those new to Leech Lover Facts, it’s really just a random collection of vampire information. Feeding vampiric knowledge into those bloodthirsty brains of yours. Let’s get to it… BLUE In Greek folklore the color blue…Continue readingLeech Lover Facts: Part 7
Today I bring you a vampire account from the 1700s, the tale of a supposedly real vampire found in the German town of Hermsdorf. Once, ages ago, the belief in the undead was very much real and vampires were greatly feared throughout Europe. The Hermsdorf Vampire is one of many reported cases of a vampire…Continue readingThe Hermsdorf Vampire
A discovery of a skeleton early this month, dating from 550-700 AD, with metal spikes through its shoulders, heart and ankles has revealed information of one of the few ‘vampire’ burials in Britain. These skeletons are fairly common in the rest of Europe, but quite rare in the UK. The skeleton was found buried in…Continue readingMutilated ‘Vampire’ Skeleton Discovered in the UK
Every part of the world has vampire myths and legends, and believe it or not, but in South America there are stories of bloodsucking aliens called Chupa-chupa. Sounds like a bad Sci-fi movie, right? Well, there are actual reports of people having their blood drained by a mysterious UFO. Buh buh buuuum! Let the weirdness…Continue readingVampire Aliens Attack!
One would think that a simple crossroads, no more than a break in the road, is nothing of great significance. But in truth, crossroads are shrouded in dread and superstition. For ages crossroads have been considered places for evil activity. A known meeting place for the unholy. Crossroads are unhallowed ground haunted by demons, the…Continue readingEvil Awaits at the Dreaded Crossroads
Travel with me Dear Readers, to darker times full of mystery and unknown horrors. We’re going back hundreds of years ago when the belief in vampires was common among the majority of the European population. It was once believed that vampires existed and fed on the blood of the living. These vampires could be found…Continue readingA Vampire’s Macabre House of Death