October 18, 2014

Jure Grando - The First Written Vampire

The vampire is a mystical being who survives by feeding upon human blood. This creature is an ancient legend told within many parts of the world as folklore. There has even been historical cases documented where deaths and events occurring within rural town throughout Europe were believed to be the works of a vampire. Today, those accounts are considered as the results of disease, serial killers, superstitions or just hysteria. In concluding my series on vampire lore, we will be looking into the chronicled story of Jure Grando.

October 15, 2014

Mercy Brown - A New England Vampire Legend

Just found this video on YouTube that talks about the vampire lore surrounding Mercy Brown.

October 12, 2014

The Penanggalan

The legend of the vampire is an ancient one stretching back thousands of years. During the middle ages in Europe, the Church or State would employed would be hunters believing the creature was all to real. Even today, certain parts of the world perform rituals upon the dead out of fear they would return as a vampire. In my continuing series on vampire lore, I would like to introduce the Penanggalan.