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Real Life Vampires (1948)

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Kalgoorlie Miner 1948 (April 24)
Kalgoorlie Miner 1948 (April 24)

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Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1950), Saturday 24 April 1948, page 3National Library of Australiahttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article95721780
Real-LifeDraculas
?
?»-?-«?
?
Hair-raisingtales
ofDraculas
fcnd
vampires
were
revived
re
cently
in
a
ruraldistrictof
Westphalia,
Germany,
when
a
child
was
found
deadwiththree
punctures'
in
its
throat.Was
this
theworkofthe
mon
?
^Bter
which
is
mentioned
repeated
lyinihefolkloreand
supersti
tions
ofSlavonicandother
races
the
ghostly
spiritwhichleaves
a
dead
body
at
night
tosuckbloodirom
sleepingpeople?
Or
were
the
marks
left
by
a
vampire
bat
a
creaturethat
comes
outat
night,alightsgently
on
its
sleep
Ing
victims
and,
without
waking
them,
scrapesawaythe
skin
by
means
of
its
enlargedpointed
teeth?Those
were
the
questions
the
simple-minded,
peasants
were
asking,but
itis
extremely
unlikely
thateither
suggestion
was
the
cause
of
the
child's
death.
.
Nevertheless,
atleast-
one
authentic
.
case
is
known-
of
a
human
ghoul
.whose
appetitecould
murderedvictims.And
vampirebats
do
.exist.
They
a-rea
fcinall
brown
species
three
inches
long,,
found
in
theforests
of
tropical
America,
notoriousfor
their
habit
feeding
on
human
blood.Disappearing;
SeamenAn
amazing
true
story
ofthe
giving
dead'
is
thatofthe
man
known
as
'theBoston
vampire'
ip/ho
lived
bymurdering
forhuman
blood
He
wasa
Portuguese
seaman
known
as
James
Brown,
whoservedwiththe
fishing
smacksofBostoninthe186O's.Brown
signed
onasa
deckhand
ona
trawler
boundfortheLabrador
fishing
grounds.
Forthree
days
all
was
well
on
board;
tlien.it
was
discovered
that
a
memberofthe
crewwas
missing.
It
was
thought
that
hehad
committed
suicide
by
that
hehad
committed
suicide
bythrowing
himself
overboard.'Then,
a
few
days
later,another
member
ofthe
crew
disappeared.
The
captain
orderedtherestofthe
crew
to
search
theship.
They
liftedthe
hatchways
fromtheholdanddescendedwith
lamps.
The
hard-bitten
seamen
criedoutinhorroratwhat
they
saw.
Brown
was
lying
by
the
body
of
,one
or
the
missing
sailors,and
trie
body
oftheothersailor
was
found
under
a
pileofnets.Ittooksix
men
to
drag
Brownawayfrom
the
body
and
place
himin
irons..
When
the
ship
returnedtoBostonhe
was
legally,
charged
with
murderand-
vampirism
and
sentencedto
death.But
his
sen
tence
was
commutedat
the
lastminuteto
one
of
imprisonment
for
life,
and
asa
resulttwootherpersons
were
murderedin
prison
during
his'
effortstosatisfy
hiscraving.
He
was
thencertifiedinsaneand
locked
in
a
padded
cellfortherestofhis
life.
In
Britain,
talesoflivingDraculashave
always
been
regarded
as
fanciful
superstition,
andthere
are
no
grounds
for
supposingthey
are
otherwise.
Butthe
widespreadcustom,prevalent
in
England
till
wellintothe
nineteenthcentury
of
burying
suicidesatcross-roads
with
a
stakethrust
through
their
hearts
closely
resembles
theprecautiontakenincertain
parts
of
Europeagainstvampires.
By
some
it
was
believedthat
there
were
persons
who,
after
death,returned
tothe
scenes
of
theirpast
life,
and
sucked
theturnbecame
vampires
themselves.
Thus
theevilspread
in
anever
widening
circle.
Oldauthorsrelate
fantastic
talesofthe
blood-sucking
bats
ofSouth
America,
tellinghowthe
plains
of
Paraguay
are-
haunted
by
enormous
creaturesthat
attack
poultry,
cattle,
mules
andhorses.

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