Mercy Brown

One could be forgiven for believing that events related to vampire hysteria were confined to places like Eastern Europe. Surely such things could not occur in the more civilized regions of the western world! How then do you explain the Mercy Brown vampire incident of...

Peter Plogojowitz

It may seem strange to have two ‘documented’ cases of vampirism occurring in close proximity to each other and in the same year. And yet that’s exactly what happened. Around the time that Arnold Paole was supposedly haunting his village, Peter...

Vlad Tepes

If you’ve never heard the name Vlad Tepes then your knowledge of all things vampiric is severely limited. It is said that he was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s now notorious Count Dracula. He is a fascinating character for any historical study, made...

Elizabeth Bathory

Over the past couple of years there have been numerous movies which have made reference to the infamous Countess Elizabeth Bathory. That she is one of the most well known female serial killers in history cannot be disputed. However, there are various legends...

Arnold Paole

Arnold Paole was a Serbian who had made his home in Austria in the 18th century. His case is special in that it is one of the few to have had an official enquiry completed and documentation submitted. During his lifetime Arnold Paole claimed to have had some personal...