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Franz von Poblocki

In the 1870, in Neustatt-an-der-Rheda (Wejheroho), Pomerania, in northwest Poland, a prominent citizen – Franz von Poblocki died of consumption (tuberculosis). He was buried in the churchyard of Roslasin. Two weeks later, his son Anton, died. Other relatives became ill and complained of nightmares. The surviving family members suspected vampirism and hired a local vamprie […]

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Polish Vampires

Most of what is known of Polish vampires is due to the work of Jan L. Perkowski and the northern Poles of Canada- the Kashubs- where the believe in vampires still exists today. Perkowski’s research confirmed and documented developments of Polish vampires. The common words for vampire in Poland were upior or upier (male) and […]

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Obayifo

The Obayifo is a vampire told in lore from the Ashanti people off the Gold Coast in Africa. The Obayifo is a living vampire that can be a male or female human. The vampire creature leaves its body at night to feed, finding young children its favorite prey. Some people considered the Obayifo a witch […]

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Nosferatu

It is said that the Nosferatu is the vampire to which Bram Stoker based Dracula. The Romanian vampire is said to become stronger with each attack, unlike a bee, that will die with one sting. The Nosferatu is the illegitimate child of parents who were illegitimate. Soon after its burial, the Nosferatu begins a life […]

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Neuntoter

The Neuntoter is a vampire from the northern regions of Germany. It is considered to be a carrier of plagues and pestilence. The Neuntoter is traditionally only seen during times of an epidemic. Those who are born with teeth or a silver spoon in one’s mouth will become a Neuntoter. It’s also said that children who die have […]

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