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2014-11-27 08:53:33

In 16th and 17th century Poland, people who died and were suspected of coming back to life as a vampire received a special kind of burial treatment – involving sharp, curved knives around their necks and rocks on their jaws.

2014-02-13 08:28:39

Craig Nybo's New Novel Embraces the Hysteria and Fear of Classic Horror KAYSVILLE, Utah, Feb.

2014-01-27 16:22:18

FEARNET Also Presents the Teen Witch Thriller 'THE CRAFT', starring 'SCREAM' Queen Neve Campbell; and 'VAMPIRE', Starring Kevin Zegers and Rachael Leigh Cook SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan.

Population Control Vampire Bats Makes Rabies Worse
2013-12-03 09:56:01

Culling vampire bat colonies to slow the spread of rabies in Latin America is ineffective, and could even have the opposite effect, says a new study.

Suspected Vampire Burial Unearthed In Poland
2013-07-16 11:46:01

Construction sites are becoming popular scenes for discoveries of everything from long-forgotten artifacts to newly discovered species. In following that trend, a recent construction project near Gliwice, Poland uncovered a potential graveyard, which upon further investigation revealed a gruesome fate.

2013-06-16 23:01:22

The sixth season of HBO’s True Blood premieres tonight, June 16, to the anticipation of millions of fans.

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2012-06-13 10:17:27

South American vampire bats continue to spread the rabies virus to both livestock and humans despite widespread culling of the flying bloodsuckers.


Latest Vampire Reference Libraries

Aswang
2014-01-20 10:15:00

The aswang is a creature from Philippine folklore and is featured in many myths and stories of that culture. Other names for the aswang are, tik-tik, wak-wak, bal-bal, and sok-sok. It was also the most feared of the mythical creatures dating back to the sixteenth century. The aswang is described as a combination of a vampire and a werewolf with bloodshot eyes. However, no definite characteristic can be established with the variety of stories and descriptions reported, but there are some...

Common Vampire Bat, Desmodus rotundus
2012-05-01 13:57:30

The common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) is endemic, or native, to the Americas. It is actually a leaf nosed bat, although it is one of only three parasitic mammals. It can be found in South America, Central America, and in parts of Mexico. In southern Brazil, it is the most common type of bat. The common vampire bat has a southern range including Chile, Uruguay, and northern Argentina. Preferring humid, warm climates, this vampire bat only resides on Trinidad in the West Indies. This bat...

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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.