Truth & Consequences

News relating to 'real' vampires.

Vampyre Myths and Origins May be Linked To Rabies

November 26, 1998 (The Washington Post) - Blood-sucking vampires may have their history in disease rather than the supernatural, according to a Spanish neurologist. Dr Juan Gomez-Alonso has put forward a novel theory to explain the Dracula legend - vampires were suffering from rabies. The Neurologist hit on the rabid vampire theory after watching a Dracula film.

"Vampires" Arrested for Vandalism

March 6, 1998 (DALLAS / AP) - Four teen-agers claiming to be vampires went on a drug-crazed rampage, vandalizing dozens of cars and homes, spray-painting racial slurs and burning a church, police say.

Vampire Sleuth Stakes Out Rhode Island Bloodsuckers

September 11, 1997 (NEWPORT, R.I./AP) - Rhode Islanders have been guarding themselves for months against mosquitoes infected with a potentially deadly virus, but Christopher Rondina says the state's past is filled with stories of a far scarier bloodsucker: vampires.

Vampire Cult Members are Charged

December 3, 1996 -  One of the five teen-agers accused of murder as part of an alleged blood-sucking vampire cult waived her right to an extradition hearing on Monday. Now the only adult member of The Vampire Clan will leave Louisiana, where she's being held, and be returned to Florida. Nineteen-year-old Dana Cooper will face murder charges in the beating death of a Florida couple.

Teenagers Arrested in Vampire Cult Murder

December 2, 1996 -  A group of Kentucky teen-agers who claim to be members of a vampire cult face a court hearing today in a double murder case. Authorities say the teens were involved in a strange game that went much too far.

Bad Teeth Are Good Business for Local Dent Tech's Bewitching Futures

October 10, 1996 (Peter Gilstrap / Phoenix New Times) - It takes a certain brand of optimism and foresight to make a small-market concept work, a certain drive and, of course, the essential ability to recognize a need and fill it. Before a savvy, upward mover even begins to address such concepts as outsourcing, retrenchment and severe lower-pricing to shed high-cost capacity, he must be able to pick the right product at the right moment. Such a man is Rod Jakubik. His product is fangs.

Mexico's Bloodsucker: Myth Or Reality?

May 15, 1996 (Lucia Newman / CNN) - Is it a mutant vampire? Is it an extra-terrestrial? Or is it simply a figment of someone's overactive imagination? The chupacabra defies definition, but several strange and unexplained incidents in Mexico are causing locals to believe the creature is more than just a myth.

'Goat Sucker' Spreading Fear Across Mexico

May 12, 1996 (Dudley Althaus / Houston Chronicle) - ZAPOTAL, Mexico -- The roosters had not yet crowed when the fierce barking of neighborhood dogs jolted Violeta Colorado from her sleep. The dogs had some animal cornered at the rubbish pile behind Colorado's small concrete house in Zapotal, a farm village in the steamy oil country of southeastern Mexico.

Fatal Vampire Attack in Germany

April 4, 1995 (The Fortean Times) - A man of 75, walking Jockel, his Dachshund, in Berlin on 4 April 1995, was attacked by a 43-year-old man who bit him on the neck, shouting "I am Dracula!" Passersby overpowered the attacker and handed him over to police. He said he had been drinking.

The victim went home and died an hour later from a heart attack.

The Russian Vampire

July 20, 1995 (Newsday) -  Army service develops many character traits, but vampirism seems to be another new one. A 20 year old former Russian army man was arrested in Tula outside Moscow after dragging a local drunk into the bushes, biting through his carotid artery and drinking his blood, Itar-Tass news agency reported yesterday.

Fanged Films

Spain, 1973
Blood Ceremony / Blood Castle / Legend of Blood Castle / Scream of the Demon Lover / The Bloody Countess
USA, 2007
Vampire Noir

From the Library

A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  
Late in the 17th century, there was a town called Croglin Grange (in Cumberland County, England). It's been said by some that the town was visited by a vampire... and the young lady in the tale barely escaped with her life.A one-story home in Croglin Grange was rented to a two brothers and their sister. One summer night, when the heat from the day still clung to the air, the sister was looking out her window at the stars. It was too hot to sleep. Suddenly, she noticed two lights that flickered in and out of the group of trees that lay beyond her window.

Drawn to Vamps?

Vol. 1 No. 18
All The Threads, Unraveled
Vol. 1 No. 1
Diary of a Vampire, part 1