Category Archives: Witness Accounts

Comte de Saint Germain

Comte de Saint Germain was a brilliant European alchemist that Chelsea Quinn Yarbro studied when trying to come up with her own “Dracula.” She noted that he was known for dressing in black and white. He never ate or drank in public, and he claimed to have lived for many centuries. Germain kept his nationality […]

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Man Commits Vampiric Attacks on Woman

Franz Hartmann was a German vampirologist. He reported a story from the 1890s of an alcoholic man who was rejected by a woman whom he was in love with. When she rejected him, the stories say that he committed suicide by shooting himself. Soon afterward, the woman began complaining of vampiric attacks from a specter […]

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Sikkim Vampire

Devendra P. Varma, the author of The Vampire in Legend, Lore, and Literature, noted a story about a vampire in Sikkim, a neighbor of Tibet. In the early eighteenth century, Princess Pedi Wangmo plotted to kill her half-brother. With the assistance of a Tibetan doctor, she bled Chador Namgyal to death and drank his blood. […]

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Vampire in Trinidad

The Sukuyan was a vampire entity of Trinidad. Melville Herskovits has a tale of a man in Trinidad who was informed that his deceased wife was a vampire. The woman not only took her husband’s blood, but visited the homes of his neighbors. She was discovered drugging his tea every night. One night he pretended […]

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Gronnskjegg

The “Gronnskjegg” is a popular story that was collected across Norway. In the story, a young woman married an unknown man with a green beard. Upon returning home, she discovered that her new husband had eaten corpses from the local church graveyard. Later, he appeared to her in the form of different relatives and questioned […]

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The Girl and the Vampire

The Romanian vampire became the subject of many folktales. A common folktale was of a boy who committed suicide following his failure to gain the marriage blessing of his girlfriend’s parents. He became a vampire and began to visit the girl at night. The girl spoke with an elder woman in the village who told […]

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The Vampire Princess

Jacob was a poor man who needed to earn money to feed his daughters, so the king hired him. The king’s daughter had become a vampire and needed help putting her to rest. Jacob agreed, and an old man gave him instructions that Jacob followed to the letter. The final step involved Jacob entering the […]

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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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Irish Vampires

Ireland does not have a culture rich in vampire lore. There are very few stories about vampires, even though there are numerous stories about ghosts and revenants. Dudley Wright mention a female vampire who lured people to her using her beauty. She supposedly resided in the graveyard at Waterford near the Strongbow’s Tower. Montague Summers did […]

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The Blood-Drawing Ghost

The most famous Irish vampire tale was collected and published by Jeremiah Curtin in 1882- “The Blood-Drawing Ghost.” The story is about a young woman named Kate. She was one of three women whom a man from Cork County was thinking of marrying. In order to decide which woman he would marry, he decided to […]

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