Vampire Legends and Stories
In the early 1970s rumors were spread that there was an ancient vampire that was living in Highgate Cemetery in London. That cemetery is one of the spookiest places on earth to start with. Click Here To Read Does A Vampire Walk In Highgate. And there were even rumors that the ancient vampire in Highgate could even be Judas Iscariot rumored to be the father of all vampires. Click Here to read the hub Judas Iscariot The Father of all Vampires.
And who can forget the vampire story of Mercy Brown. If you've never read the story of Mercy Brown then you should Click Here and read it now.
People can say there is no such thing as vampires but those same people will set and argue you down that there is no such thing as ghosts and I myself know for a fact that there really are ghosts, spirits, and demons that live here on earth with us. I have even met people who claim that they are real live vampires. Click Here to read a interview with a man who claims to be a real live vampire.
Down throughout the ages the vampire has kept popping up. And as the old saying goes where there is that much smoke there just might be some fire. Just possibly vampires really do exist and walk among us. Ask yourself this very serious question. If you were offered the chance at immortality and the opportunity to live for thousands of years what would you choose.
Something to really think about isn't it. Could you turn down immortality if it were offered to you.
There are vampire legends all over the world. In fact thousands if not tens of thousands of different kinds of vampires. Here we will explore a few of them.
This form of a vampire is believed to exist in the southern regions of Ghana and Togo in Africa. It is said that the creature looks like a firefly flying around though it is slightly larger than a normal firefly and if it is captured by someone it changes into human shape and attacks the person who has captured it. It drinks blood and is said to prey on children.
This vampire is from Portugal and it is said that this type of vampire is created through witchcraft and it is almost always a beautiful woman who is turned into a vampire. Once she becomes a vampire she goes out at night terrorizing those she may find along the way. It is said that by day she is completely normal.
The Red Blood Sucker
This is a ancient form of a vampire in Ireland. It dates all the way back to Celtic times and in the countryside of Ireland it is still feared today. The only way to keep one of these beasts at bay is to pile its grave high with stones so it can not get out. At many locations in present day Ireland you can find old graves piled high with stones to keep the vampires in the grave. There is supposed to be one of these vampires currently near Waterford in a small churchyard near Strong-bows tree. She is said to be one of the most beautiful vampires of all time and it is said she has killed many. There is a grave there in that Churchyard piled high with stones.
The Druids of Ireland were said to keep vampires closed up in the hallows of ancient old oak trees. And they fed unlucky people to these starving vampires twice a year during their celebrations. Other than that the vampires were kept shut up in the sacred old oaks and could be heard at night screaming for miles in their wild hunger lusts. It even tells of this practice of the Druids in Ann Rices Vampire Chronicles.
True Vampire Stories
She was known as the bloody countess and she lured young women to her castle so she could bathe in their blood. She believed that if she bathed in their blood it would give her eternal youth. She kept a diary and before she was stopped she murdered 612 young women.
The Vampire Monster of Boston
In 1867 a Portuguese sailor named James Brown was caught in the act of sucking the blood from a the neck of a man he had just killed. It was Brown's second blood meal of the day. He was placed in an insane asylum after President Andrew Jackson commuted his death sentence. He attacked other patients in the Insane Asylum and then escaped. He was finally killed in Sacramento California after he fled there after he escaped from the Insane Asylum. He was caught in a prostitutes room after he had killed her and was in the act of sucking her blood when he was shot and killed.
And both of these vampire stories are true. They really did happen and the people in the stories really did live and commit the acts they were accused of.
Over the last hundred years or so the vampire beast of North Carolina has been quite active killing animals in the area and feeding off the blood of these animals. In legends it is even said that animals can also be made into vampires. So what is the vampire beast of North Carolina. Where did it come from and where does it go when it vanishes for many years. If you like you can Click Here and read all about the Vampire Beast of North Carolina.
So what do you think of vampires. Do they exist or don't they. Remember its quite easy to say something doesn't exist even when it really may. There are thousands of unexplained vampire stories from around the United States and from all over the world.
Ann Rice brought vampires to life for many of us and I myself have walked the French Quarter of New Orleans late at night trying to catch a glimpse of the shadow that I could see just ahead of me as I walked along. New Orleans especially the French Quarter and the cemeteries known as the cities of the dead can give you a feeling like no other place on earth. If you visit those places on a foggy dark night you can believe that if there is any place on earth where vampires exist it would be in New Orleans.
Have you ever walked in the French Quarter after dark? What did you feel? Tell us about it.
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