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New Orleans Vampires
Vampires of New Orleans
We all know the stories from Ann Rice's Vampire Chronicles about the vampires of New Orleans and if you ever walked the dark rainy streets of the French Quarter at night you could believe in almost anything including vampires and all kinds of other things that go bump in the night.
Really weird things do go on in New Orleans. If you walk through the French Quarter at night you will see voodoo shops open selling their spells, goods, and more. And if you look deeper you will come across all kinds of weird and strange things. And if you know the right person to ask and ask in the right way you will be shown to vampire clubs. Yes vampire clubs do exist and are open every night in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
I have walked in these clubs and set there and took in the surroundings. There are people there in those clubs that believe with all their heart, body and soul that they are real live vampires. And some of the people there in the clubs really fear some of the vampires that visit the clubs by night. By day these vampire clubs are either closed and locked securely or they are turned into regular tourist bars.
The 1984 Vampire Murders
In 1984 nine people were found in and around the French Quarter of New Orleans. They had all been murdered by having their throats torn out. The paramedics responding to the scenes were struck by the fact that there was no blood at all at the scenes. They said it was like something or someone had simply sucked all the blood up. Police to this day do not have a suspect in the 1984 Vampire Murders. And the murders ended as quickly as they had began. Rumors at the time said that it was a rogue vampire and that he was destroyed by the elder vampires of New Orleans because he had brought so much heat down on the vampire community of New Orleans.
1933 Vampire Murders
In 1933 on two different nights police were called to Royal Street where on each night a young woman both suspected prostitutes were found laying in an alley with their throats torn out. Both women had been dead only a few minutes when they were found but no blood was found at the scene of either crime. It is interesting to note that a local resident who lived above one of the murder scenes claimed a dark figure had been down over the one woman when she was spotted and people began to scream for police. The man said the dark figure had climbed over a 12 foot wall at the end of the alley and that he had no trouble getting over the 12 foot wall. It appeared to him he said that the dark figure he assumed to be a man had simply walked up the wall and over the other side into the yard of a large house located there. Police searched but found nothing. And these two murders were never solved. And remain unsolved to this day.
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New Orleans Cemeteries Home To Vampires
If you visit New Orleans you will be warned not to visit the Cites of the Dead as the local cemeteries are known unless you go with an organized tour. Even on a organized tour you will see some really strange and unusual things including bodies that appear to have been torn from their tombs.
Locals will tell you that the old cemeteries are home to several vampires and that these vampires live there in old tombs in the cemeteries. But again I warn you if you go into these cemeteries do not go along. Go with several people as some very bad things do happen and go on in these cemeteries. Voodoo is very real and is still practiced in these cemeteries so there is no telling what you may walk upon so use care.
Police quite often arrest vampire hunters in the cemeteries complete with crosses, hammers and wooden stakes. The vast majority of these people are simply charged with trespassing and told not to come back. And yes some of these people really do believe that they are hunting for real vampires.