Jure Grando was a peasant from Istria, Croatia who died in 1656. He allegedly terrorized villagers in the area for 16 years after his death. Official documents from that time name him a “strigon,” the local name for “vampire.”Jure Grando’s case is important in vampire folklore as it was the first time in history that the word “vampire” was officially applied to a person.
"Vampire of Venice" Unmasked: Plague Victim & Witch? -- Sott.net
A female "vampire" unearthed in a mass grave near Venice, Italy, may have been accused of wearing another evil hat: a witch's. The 16th-century woman was discovered among medieval plague victims in 2006. Her jaw had been forced open by a brick -...
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The fact that the idea of the vampire sprang up in civilizations without any contact between them suggests that the vampire is rooted in human nature. It is the embodiment of the worst part of ourselves that we are too ashamed or terrified to accept, so we impose them on a humanoid creature so we can acknowledge or admire our flaws without being related to them.
Legends of the Chindi The chindi is almost always considered to be an evil force, avenging some form of offense to the person. The Navajo believe that contacting such a spirit can cau…
Enriquita Marti, also known as “The Vampire of Barcelona”, who lived during the turn of the 20th century sold elixirs containing bones, blood, hair, muscles, and flesh from the children that Enriquita lured and prostituted before murdering. She was lynched by fellow prisoners in 1913 while in jail awaiting her trial.
7 Reports of Vampire Sightings: Real or Just a Mystery? | LoveToKnow
Over time, there have been many reports of vampire sightings, but are they actually real? Uncover some reports of these real-life sightings and you decide.
Judas Iscariot Father of All Vampires
Here we explore an interesting legend that Judas Iscariot from the Bible was the father of all vampires. What do you think? Do you believe in Vampires? Have you heard of the Book of Alugah.
Rare 'vampire' skeleton unearthed in Nottinghamshire-Fwire News , Firstpost
The skeleton dating from 550-700 AD found buried in the ancient minster town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire has shed light on rare 'vampire' burials in Britain.
Recent reports suggest that vampirism, believe it or not, is actually Porphyria , a rare, metabolic disorder, which stops those affected from producing Haemoglobin – the substance that gives blood its red colour – and also renders them extremely sensitive to sunlight. Gums recede, making teeth much more prominent, and garlic only aggravates their condition – all classic signs of being a vampire!
5 Shocking Facts That Prove Vampires Are Not Merely Fiction
From studies in old mice that have been rejuvenated with blood, to historical finds, these facts make a case that vampires are REAL and not merely legend.