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Just in time for American Thanksgiving: While not technically a vampire, the Wendigo is a fearsome creature, found primarily in Minnesota and Ontario, Canada. While some might think he's related to Sasquatch, this ancient creature has his own horrible past.
This hapless creature would be created through the rough lifestyle and death of early travelers. Failing to find anything to eat, a trapper or mountain man might fall upon the final frontier - the need to devour human flesh to stay…Continue
Posted on November 22, 2007 at 11:22am
In ancient Peru there was a type of vampire called a Canchu - it would wait until dark and then attack young strong warriors who were asleep, draining blood from their veins. Often they wouldn't kill the victim outright, but leave them alive in hopes of a return visit!
This legend has endured until the present day with the variation that the Canchu now will attack anyone, since young strong warriors aren't as common as they used to be, and they dwell primarily in mountain passes.…Continue
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 8:12am
Looking for some old-school vampires? Cast your eyes to the East to see some ancient vampires that have withstood not only the test of time, but of bad movie-making!
Yama, the God of Death in Nepalese mythology, is often depicted as standing on a pile of skeletons while drinking blood from a cup, usually carved out of a human skull. He is a popular deity in Nepal where, as a member of the Hindu pantheon, he receives respect and adoration along with his fellow gods.
Posted on November 9, 2007 at 7:30am — 3 Comments
My short story "Digging Life" is now avaliable in the October/November issue "Twilight Times" ezine!
Ever been caught between a rock and a hard place? Now imagine that on the moon with your air supply running out and your only hope of survival a criminal who already has a life sentence on his head!
Drop on by and take a look!
Please and thank…Continue
Posted on November 5, 2007 at 5:37am
Think that danger only comes in large packages? Think again! In Hungary there's a sweet little creature called the Nora. Looking like a normal human but only a fraction of the size, this monster attacks women who are considered to be immoral; biting them on the breasts and sucking out the blood.
As a result of these attacks the victims suffer an allergic reaction, causing the afflicted area to swell up; revealing to all both the Nora's attack and the iniquity of the woman! This painful…
Posted on November 2, 2007 at 11:29am