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James Brown, a Sailor Vampire

The James Brown incident was a popular case about a Portuguese sailor who murdered the two crews of the ship by sucking their blood.But just as how fast the news spread all over North America, the issue died all of a sudden, the only evidence left are the news paper clippings, prison register as well as the ship’s logs.
According to the documents, the story about the James Brown vampire incident happened in 1867.  James Brown left the port of Boston riding a fishing vessel.   Suddenly, the captain noticed that 2 of his crews are missing.  Feeling worried and a bit angry that the two are neglecting their duties, the captain decided to look for them.  He went into the hold and saw Brown sucking the blood from one of the missing crew members, not far from their location was the corpse of the other missing crew, all dried out of blood.

James Brown was sentenced to death due to the atrocities he committed, but the President intervened and reduced his sentence to life imprisonment.  Brown wa…

Beast of Gevaudan

The Beast of Gevaudan or also known locally as the La Bête du Gévaudan was the name given to a man-eating wolf that terrorized Gevaudan.It is said to be the inspiration behind the novel “Hound of Baskerville” by Arthur Conan Doyle.The Beast of Gevaudan is not part of any myth, it is real.It left more than footprint and killed more than 80 people.
The story of the beast of Gevaudan was documented after the French Revolution in year 1789.  Account said that between the months of May 1764 to June 1767, a huge wolf like creature preyed on women and children, killing at around 80-113 people.  The number of injured individual was never documented.
Montague Summer’s also gave the description of the beast which was also based in London Magazine dated 1765 “For months this animal panic-struck the whole region ofLanguedoc, and is said to have devoured more than onehundred persons. Not merely solitary wayfarers wereattacked by it, but even larger companies traveling incoaches and armed. Its teeth w…

Elizabeth Bathory the Blood Countess

Elizabeth Bathory was one of the first documented serial killers.She was of noble blood that literally finds pleasure in drinking blood and reportedly bathes into the blood of her victims to rejuvenate her youthful looking skin.The number of victims varies depending on the witnesses account but the server in the castle who counted the numbers of the dead bodies removed estimated it at around 100-200.One reliable witness stated that her victim can reach as high as 650 women whose names are listed by the Blood Countess herself.Before the said trial, there have been many reports about her but her family status is preventing her from going into a trial.After the death of her husband she was accused of horribly torturing and murdering female victims, she was never put into a trial, she was immediately sent to a jail in December 1610 at Csejte Castle in Upper Hungary (Slovakia) where she remained until her death.She was often compared to Vlad the Impaler which is an inspiration to Bram’s St…

Auvergne Werewolf

Auvergne werewolf is a case of a woman who was executed due to allegations that she’s a werewolf.The event took place in 1558 and was documented by renowned demonologist Henri Boguet.Accounts can be found in his book Discours des Sorciers written in the year 1602. Though the account was only reported by reliable sources and not personally witnessed by Henri Boguet.
It is said that a nobleman asked a hunter to bring him a few of his kill.  While the hunter is in the forest, he was attacked by a werewolf.  Fortunately he was able to severe one of its paws; he placed it in a knapsack and went back to the castle.  He went to the nobleman to present the evidence that he encountered a werewolf, but to his dismay, the paw was nowhere to be found when he opened the knapsack.  Instead he saw a hand of a woman wearing a golden ring.

The nobleman recognized the ring; he knew that the ring belongs to his wife.  So the nobleman went to his wife and interrogated her regarding on her daily activities…

Vampire or Zombie of Castle Alnwick

The event was documented during the 12th Century by William of Newburgh.It is about a terrifying incident of a blood sucking monster that terrorized the town that surrounds Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England.
The story started with a man who lived his life with sins and cruelty.  He moved to the town to evade the authorities that are seeking for him.  He was sure that the officers can never lay a hand on him on this place since he is well acquainted with the Lord of Castle Alnwick. 
He decided to settle down on Castle Alnwick and get married.  But there are rumours that his wife is unfaithful to him.  To discover the truth behind the rumors, the man said that he’s going away for a trip and will be gone for several days. He hid on top of the roof and spied on her wife.  At that night he saw a young man visited his wife and he was able to catch his wife committing an act of adultery.  The man was too shocked that he fell off the roof.   The man incurred severe injuries that eventual…

Buckinghamshire Vampire case

The Buckingham Vampire case is about a man who died on the year 1192.At that time he cannot be called a vampire since the term “vampire” started to exist in the English language during the 18th Century.This particular case was accounted by William of Newburgh from the accounts told by Stephen, Archdeacon of Buckinghamshire Diocese.
The man who died in the year 1912 was laid to rest on the night of the Ascension Day.  That night his wife claimed that his husband visited her.  The man’s name was never mentioned on the story.   The man’s specter climbed on the bed with the wife and began to focus his entire weight on top of the wife. This phenomenon is known as the Old Hag Syndrome, it is a Psychotic Disorder popularly known as Sleep Paralysis.
The wife was almost killed by his dead husband that night. During the third night, the wife fears that his husband might cause him more harm so she decided to invite people at her house.  Shortly, the husband appeared before the crowd and was stunne…

Frederick Ransom

New England Vampire panic is the result of the unexplained sickness that time.There is a little information about consumption; most often this type of sickness is associated with vampirism.Such is the case of Mercy Brown and Frederick Ransom.By now most of you have already known about the identity of Mercy Brown.Apparently the same incident also happened in Vermont on a suspected vampire by the name of Frederick Ransom.
Frederick Ransom came from a well-to-do family from South Woodstock Vermont.  He was attending a college at Dartmouth when one day he came home very pale and looking sick.  Frederick eventually died due to consumption on February 14, 1817.  His father suspected that an undead might have caused his sickness.  Fearing for the life of the other members of his family he suggested exhuming the body.  And just like the case of Mercy Brown, his heart was burned and the ashes was mix with water and consumed by the sick members of the family hoping that it will cure them.
Unfortu…

Peter Plogojowitz a case of a mass hysteria or a real life-vampire?

Peter Plogojowitz is one of the best documented cases of vampire hysteria.The report was described by Imperial Provisor Frombald who witnessed everything including the staking of the accused vampire.
The year was 1725, when a farmer named, Peter Plogojowitz died, and his death was followed by 9 other random deaths within just a few days.  The “victims” confessed that they were strangled by Plogojowitz every night.  Furthermore Plogojowitz’ wife stated that he asked her to give him some food to which the villager concluded that it is a sign of vampirism.  The villager demanded to examine the body wherein a priest should be present, but the priest said that permission from the Austrian officials is needed in order to proceed with the examination.  But the villagers feared that the whole villages would be exterminated by the time that the Austrian authorities replied to their request.  Frombald was then forced to examine the body without a written consent.
Together with a local priest, Fro…

Albert Fish, the Brooklyn Vampire

Albert fish is an American serial killer that confessed to about 100 murders.He was also known as the Werewolf of Wysteria and the Brooklyn Vampire.He was later found guilty and sentenced to die on electric chair.
Albert Fish was born as Hamilton Howard Fish that caused the children of the orphanage to call him with names such as “Ham and Eggs”.  Fish will later take the name Albert, after a dead sibling.  Albert’s family has a history of mental illness, his brother, sister, uncle, 3 relatives and mother suffered from different types of mental conditions.
Fish worked as a house painter on 1898, he claimed that during those days he continue to molest children below the age of 6.  When Fish was 41 years of age, he began sexually assaulting a disabled man.  Kedden, a 19 year old boy was all tied up when Fish tried to mutilate him using a scissor.  Fish was frightened by the agonizing reaction on his face and decided to leave the town.
In 1917 Fish’s wife would leave him for a handyman, he w…

Man says he’s a Vampire

A man from Michigan was found dripping wet, muddy and all messed up outside a drug store.But it appears he wasn’t there to do some shopping, he was looking for some blood.Andrew Whiteman, 21 years of age from Royal Oak Michigan told the local officer that he was a 100-year old vampire that can smell blood.He threatened the life of an officer and its kids and he also claimed to have an eternal life.
Whiteman was displaying an inappropriate behavior outside of the Drugstore on SR 58 when he was arrested.  He was charged for trying to break inside the drug store and for other misconducts while under the influence of alcohol. 
Whiteman was being taken on the County jail when he told the deputies that their lives are in danger and that he can smell their blood even though he’s at the back seat of the patrol car.  Upon arriving at the county jail, Whiteman remains to be unruly and refused to get outside of the patrol car.  The officers had to push him out of the car to get him out.  He also …

Mary Mallon “Spreading Sickness”

Vampires are known for spreading diseases.  They can spread plague into a whole community and spoil their crops.  In real life there is one case of a human that can spread disease.  Mary Mallon also known as Typhoid Mary was born on the 23rd of September 1869 in Ireland and went to the United States at a young age of 15.  Mary is known to have a skill in cooking which allowed her to work in a house in Mamaroneck during 1900.  After a mere two weeks of working at their house the entire family got sick.
Mary then went to Manhattan and work again as a cook for a wealthy family. Not long after, members of the family started getting sick.  Some of them developed diarrhea and fever and one of her co-workers died.  She then moved to the house of a rich lawyer and just like the previous incidents, 7-8 members of the families acquired sickness.
The New York Board of Health summoned Dr. Sara Josephine Barker to investigate the incidents linking Mary to the death and illness, but Mary refused. Ge…

Baobhan sith, Vampiric Fairies

A baobhan sith is a part of the Scottish mythology often associated with banshee and Ieanan sidhe.  They are a vampire fairies also called the White Woman of those that are on Highlands.  It is said that the baobhan sith trick men with their beautiful faces, they will dance in front of the men with seductive moves until those men fell into sleep due to exhaustion.  The Baobhan sith will then feed on their blood.  Baobhan sith can be killed with a cold iron just like most of the vampires.
Baobhan sith possess both the characteristic of the fairies and a vampire.  It has the beauty of a fairy usually wearing a green or a white dress plus its enchanting ability to lure male travelers or hunters and the frightening vampire for its blood sucking nature.
There is a popular Scottish ale about a group of young male hunters who went out and spent their night outside with a make shift tent.  After some time the group of hunters felt so bored that they started playing music and dancing.  One of…

Dale Merle Nelson

A Canadian murderer known under the influence of LSD when the killing spree happened, Dale Merle Nelson is the mass murderer of 8 of his neighbors in a crime that happened on September 1970.
There were evidences that Nelson had committed an act of cannibalism in the most bizarre way.  One of his victims was cut open in the stomach where he inserted his whole head and devours the recent meal of the victim.  He was deemed to be sane and in his normal condition while committing the murders, he was sentenced to two counts of murder and order to spend the rest of his life inside the prison.
He was a logger known to fight his impotence with liquor and as well as violence.  Nelson was married and had three children.  He was said to be a good husband to his wife and a caring father.  But he was also reported to be having a problem in anger management especially when he is under the influence of alcohol.  He went into a depressed state when he was 31 year old. Based on the account, he attempted…

Slovakian Vampire; Nelapsi

Nelapsi is a walking corpse but without a significant sign of decomposition.  Though it clearly resembles a zombie, a nelapsi is more associated with vampire.  This creature has a very pale skin, with a fit body.  Its mouth is full of a needle-like teeth and it has a long dark hair.  The Nelapsi would attack its victim naked.
Nelapsi is a vicious creature; it enjoys destroying the villagers and feasting on the blood of humans and animals.  It is said that anyone who was attacked by this creature will be completely drained with blood.  The nelapsi is strong and able to break the bones of its prey by embracing him.  His needle like teeth will tear through the flesh of the victim and if there is chance that the victims would survive his attack, he would eventually die on the illness that a Nelapsi bring.
If at times that the nelapsi is so enraged, he would torture the victims before killing him.  The torture could last for weeks, on ways you can never imagine.  The nelapsi would then feas…

Buckinghamshire Vampire

The Buckinghamshire Vampire incident concerns an English undead that was relayed by William of Newburgh.   The supposed vampire was said to be related to the archdeacon of Buckinghamshire.   The vampire term was not used by William of Newburgh that time since the word vampire has yet to be introduced in the English language.
In 1192, a man who recently died was sighted by some people in Buckinghamshire.  The first person who saw him was his wife who was sleeping on that time.  The phantom supposedly went into his bed; he pressed his entire weight on his wife.  An event which is popularly called the Old Hag syndrome or sleep paralysis.  The wife claimed she almost died on the first day of attack.  And just when she thought that it was the last f it, the husband continue to visit her every night.
The wife was so scared that he might not be able to survive the succeeding attack so she called other people in the house to stay with her.  When the vampire visited again that night, the people…

Woman named Miliza

In a report made by Johann Fluckinger (the same man who reported the vampire incident about Arnold Paole and Stana) a woman named Miliza was mentioned.  Her grave was opened on the same time that the exhumation of the body of Stana occurred.
Miliza is a 60 year old woman, who died of an unknown disease.  She suffered for three months before finally succumbing to the death.  Exactly 3 months after her death, the disinterring on her body was executed believing she was one of the suspected vampires that are causing the massive outbreak of disease on her land.  The disease has caused so much life that the people started to blame it to unknown forces.
The people noticed a fresh blood on her chest and despite of the fact that she died three months ago, they were surprised to find out that the corpse has been maintained well and show no signs of decay.  The exhumation was attended by haiduks (haiduks are like freedom fighters/guerilla) and they marveled on the plumpness and the bloated body o…

The tribe of Bebarlang

There is a tribe in the Philippines claiming that their members are adept in doing psychic vampirism.  They said that they can do astral projection and visit their prey; they will then drain the energy and the life force of their victim.
Bebarlangs are not creature of the night, they are entire human who were claiming to learn psychic vampirism.  Members of the tribe said that they know a high level of astral projection allowing them to visit far villages and suck on their vitality.  They said that if they all work together in one night, they are capable of wiping out an entire village in just one attack.
They usually prey on those that are sleeping.  Some of them allegedly have a power to enter the mind of an individual and steal his secrets together with his life force.  The bebarlangs live in the rural jungle of the tropical island of the Philippines.
To protect you from psychic vampirism, A charm can be made which consists of a blood, a strand of hair, and strips of fingernails that…

Zmeu

Zmeu is a vampire-like creature that can be found in different legends across the globe.  One in particular was through the legends of Moldavia.  They believe that his creature can assume the appearance of a flame and enter the room of young girls every night.  The Zmeu would then take the form of a young man and seduce the victim.
In Transylvania, the zmeu takes the identity of a young girl.  She was said to live in the deep forest.  She would seduce mostly the shepherds promising them that they would take their cattles into a greener land if the shepherd would make love with her.
In Romanian Myths, the Zmeu has human traits and have a certain desire to marry young girls.  They believe that this creature is a manifestation of selfishness and greed.  Based on the legends of Romania, this creature has an uncanny habit to steal valuable things that only a young handsome man can retrieve.
There is a legend of the Zmeu tht is similar to the popular tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.  Some of th…

Werzelya

Werzelya is a tale of a vampire demon in the country of Ethiopia.  In real life, Werzelya is said to be the sister of a Saint (Saint Susenyos) but unlike her brother who dedicate his life to the good of men, Werzelya pledged her allegiance to the evil.  He took Satan as her lover and had sexual relationship with him.
Werzelya eventually gave birth to a daughter.  She killed her own daughter and drank her blood believing that it will grant her with magical ability to shape shift into a bird or a snake form.  Then Saint Susenyos discovered that her sister had a relationship with Satan, murdered her own daughter and feed on her blood; he confronted her sister killing her in the process.
But Werzelya didn’t stop from there; she returned as a vampire and started to kill kids in the region.  The son of Susenyos was not spared from the series of killings.  Saint Susenyos rode his horse and went to kill his sister for the second time.  He also defeated her horde of demonic creatures.  After th…