Category: Vampirism

Vampire myths originated with a real blood disorder

The concept of a vampire predates Bram Stoker’s tales of Count Dracula — probably by several centuries. But did vampires ever really exist? In 1819, 80 years before...

Woman Claims To Be Real-Life Vampire And Even Drinks Blood

A woman who claims to be a real-life vampire admits to drinking the blood of others and claims she’s actually 600 years old. Lilith Vampyre, 27, lives...

Bad blood: Polish scientist calculates odds of victory in apocalyptic war between humans and vampires

Just in time for Halloween, a Polish physicist has developed a web-based ‘Vampire Apocalypse Calculator’ to determine just how well we’d fare as a species if we...

‘Maniac vampire’ caught posing as doctor in Russian city of Chelyabinsk

A man was caught posing as a doctor in a clinic in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. Obtaining a fake diploma turned out to be the least of his crimes, however, as he had...

Schoolgirl duo caught with knives confess vampiric scheme

Two ‘tween’ girls were caught with knives and other sharp utensils at a Florida middle school. On questioning, they claimed they’d planned to kill and...

‘Vampire’ murder: Man arrested in Zimbabwe after ‘blood sucking’ attack

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested a suspect after an elderly woman was killed with her throat slit up. Witnesses claim the attacker, dubbed ‘vampire’, sucked from the...

Bad blood? Mysterious creature said to be chupacabra vampire found dead in Paraguay

The corpse of an unidentified figure with human-like hands has been found floating in a stream in Latin America. Locals on the continent believe the creature to have...

Police arrest 140 as Malawi cracks down on ‘vampire’ hysteria

Some 140 people have been arrested in connection with a series of fatal attacks on people suspected of being ‘vampires’ in Malawi. Malawi police inspector general...

Vampires not a total myth & science can prove it, study finds

The blood-curdling myth behind vampires may have some truth to it, according to a new study. A rare blood disease is believed to have led sufferers into a Dracula-style...

Vampire bats developing taste for human blood – study

As a result of deforestation in their habitat, vampire bats in northeastern Brazil, who typically only drink the blood of large birds, have had to diversify their taste...