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William of Newburgh

William of Newburgh, England can be attributed to most of the accounts of vampire documented during the 11th century. He was born in a secluded place in Yorkshire. He went to an Augustinian Priory at a young age where he stayed for a very long time until he died.
William of Newburgh and His Study of Vampires
William of Newburgh is well known for “Historia Rerum Angelicarum” a detailed historical account of England’s history from 1066-1198. Apparently he managed to write the book before his death on 1198. He has a very keen attention to details and was careful not to include any misleading information especially mythological facts on his works such as the performance mounted by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the legends of King Arthur. He described it as “impudent & shameless lies”.
He also stated in his book that he has heard so many stories of a restless spirit, that if he would include all of it in his book, the reader would grow weary. But still he decided to write some of them as a warn…

The Darkling; Causing a Zombified Demon

The spirits that possess that ends up a person as a zombified demon is called a Darkling. It has always been named as such since 1800’s. They usually target the innocent victim by making them act things that they don’t usually do.   There are also accounts about darklings possession that hurt their families or commit murder.
The Beliefs about The Darkling
Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau said that Darklings are evil thoughts of good people that they do not act. The evil thoughts manifested and became a Darkling.
There were beliefs that the Darkling penetrate an individual through its mouth. After the creature managed to enter his mouth, the person would start to become a zombified demon. He would no longer be in control of his own body. Marie Laveau has histories of fighting with this creature. It was said that she used some type of magical powder made from monkey, red brick and other secret ingredients that is proven effective to ward of the darklings.
Small children especially those in the age…

Shadowmen

There have been various reports of sightings of a shadow man. The shadow man always appears like a silhouette of a human that is usually seen on the rear eye view. They have been a part of the folklores of different countries all over the world.
The History of the Shadowmen
Depending on the country, a shadowman might appear as a malevolent spirit, a restless soul or a guide of the soul to the netherworld. The shadowman became an inspiration to some of the fiction stories like the twilight zone and The Eye.
In some instances, the shadow man is depicted as a man wearing a black coat and a wide tap hat. There were also incidents when he was described as just a blurred image of a man wearing dark clothing. But in every event, the shadowmen’s face cannot be distinguished. It seems like his facial features has been blurred or completely covered with dark images.
There is also a shadowman that attacks people. In some cases they were said to suck the life out of their victims but in most cases,  …

Keres

Ker (singular of Keres) was said to be the vampiric spirit of the deceased person who was able to escape the funeral jar where she was buried.  They were said to be women with horrible faces, wearing a red robe to cover their dark skin.  They also have wings that is colored black and a white nails and fangs.
A Quick Look at the Vampiric Creature Keres
The Keres are also under the strict control of the Fates, where they kill only those people who are permitted to kill. The Keres were said to unleash a horrifying scream, which is believed to be the signal of their hunt. They will then dive down on the battle field and feed on the blood of the dying warrior. The souls of those warriors are also taken away from their bodies.  These vengeful spirit are also known to spread diseases and take control of the body of a warrior during a battle. Legends say that the Olympian Gods and Goddesses would stand guard on the battle field to keep away the Keres from their favorite warrior.
To keep away a K…