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5 of the Creepiest and Most Horrifying Vampires from Folklore

Most vampires nowadays are beautiful, love-struck immortals who live in lavish homes and act like gentlemen. But that wasn’t always the case. If you look back at folktales through the ages from all over the world you will discover the most hideous and disturbing of creatures. No romance, no vegetarians, just pure bloodlust and savagery….

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Vampire Aliens Attack!

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…

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Evil Awaits at the Dreaded Crossroads

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…

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A Vampire’s Macabre House of Death

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…

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The Myth of Japan’s Shuten Dōji

Today we shall travel to the wonderfully dark world of vampire myth and legend, to a Japanese tale of a bloodthirsty beast named Shuten Dōji (Drunken Boy). While the creature of this story isn’t technically a vampire, he has a vampiric taste for blood that would rival that of any undead. According to Asian legend,…

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Haunting Butterflies of Death

When one pictures a vampire, a fearsome being of death, they do not imagine a butterfly beautifully fluttering through the wind. That’s just absurd, right? Well, amazingly enough, many years ago when superstition ruled, people did pictures horrific vampires when seeing a butterfly. Since even ancient times, the butterfly has been a creature associated with…

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Archaeologists Discover Vampire Skeletons in Bulgaria

At one point in history the belief in vampires was very much real and alive. People lived in great fear of the undead and precautions were taken to prevent a corpse from returning as a vampire. Common methods throughout Europe included staking the corpse with a certain type of metal or wood, placing a fish…

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The Power of a Vampire After Death

The wonderfully varied and unique history of vampires has always fascinated me and I am consistently amazed by what people long before me once believed. One such belief was what happened after a vampire was destroyed. Hundreds of years ago, when the belief in vampires was very real, people thought that not only did a…

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The Fearsome Bosnian Lampir

The history of vampires is incredibly vast and stretches across every country on the globe. Everyone has their own, sometimes bizarre, vampire myths and legends. Folktales that have existed for hundreds of years are still remembered today among those who love the historical world of vampires. I am one of those people who adore the…

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Obayifo: A Skeptical Look at the West African ‘Vampire’

The Obayifo (pronounced oh-bay-EE-fo) is the West African version of the vampire, although it differs from the more common European view of the blood-seeking demon. Known by a few names – obeyifo, asiman, and asanbosam, although some differences exist between them – the Obayifo is often considered to be an evil witch who feeds off…

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Bloodsucking Goblins

When I first picked up Dr. Bob Curran’s Dark Fairies I was expecting nothing but a book full of twisted folktales to fall in love with. I was pleasantly surprised by not only getting just what I wanted (evil fairies YAY!) but also a little bit extra. It turns out that there are fae that…

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Archeologists Discover Vampire Skeletons in Ireland

Hundreds of years ago when the fear of vampire was very real, a common belief in many countries was that vampires not only fed on blood, but that they also spread the plague. At the time villagers took an assortment of precautions to keep vampires from terrorizing them, everything from putting a brick in a…

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