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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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Doppelsauger

The Doppelsauger is a vampire creature of Germany, near Hanover. Its name literally means ‘double-sucker.’ The creature was supposed to be the revenant of a child who sucked his mother’s breast after being weaned. If the child dies, in its grave he consumed the flesh of his own breasts, and then would prey on a living […]

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Bluatsauger

In Bavarian folklore, the people believed that those who had not been baptized became vampires. Those involved in witchcraft, lived an immoral life, or committed suicide, would also become vampires, as well as people who eat the meat of an animal killed by a wolf or if an animal jumped over the grave during the […]

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Nachtzehrer

The Nachtzehrer was a revenant (visible ghost or animated corpse that had returned from the grave to terrorize the living), similar to that Slavic vampire. Nachtzehrers were recently deceased who returned from the grave to attack the living, usually family and village acquaintances. The nachtzehrer usually originated from an unusual death. A person who died […]

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Alp

The Alp (also known as Alb or Alf) is a vampire-like spirit known in German stories. The spirit was associated with the boogeyman and the incubus, normally known for tormenting the nights and dreams of women. The Alp is generally a male or the spirit of a recently deceased man; in other stories, it can […]

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