Real Vampires, Night Stalkers and Creatures from the Darkside

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Visible Ink Press, Sep 1, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 304 pages
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A chilling chronicle of the often ignored history of vampirism as it has surfaced repeatedly in news articles, historical accounts, and first person interviews, this shocking account of occultist rituals and the inhuman forces that influence them shines a light on the horrifying truth. Revealing that real vampires are not immortal, do not have fangs or sleep in coffins, and have no fear of sunlight or crucifixes, the examination dispels many myths but also confirms the truth behind several traits of real vampires, such as the insatiable thirst for blood and the dream of an eternal soul. Complete with 30 spinetingling tales of the hideous wraiths and creatures that lurk in shadow, this fascinating collection includes the stories of the Mexican prostitute who mesmerized an entire village, convincing them she was an Incan goddess who required human sacrifice for her magic; the three teenagers who left a trail across the South as they conducted blooddrinking rituals with animals; and the mysterious Lady in Black who draws psychic energy from men who dare approach her as she wanders through city streets and parks.
 

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Contents

The Sons and Daughters of Lilith
1
Mythic Vampires
9
A Gallery of Classic Vampires
17
Vampires and Werewolves
31
The Blood Cults
41
The Demonriddled Hysteria of the Middle Ages
55
Satanic Sacrifice
65
A Bizarre Vampiric Monster
81
Be Cautious If You Boast You Are a Vampire
167
Killing a Vampire in the 21st Century
173
Bizarre Strangers in the Night
179
The Mysterious Lady in Black
189
A Vampiric Demon Conjured by the Occult Stole His Wife
203
Haunted by the Dybbuk
213
The Secondhand Sofa Came with the Spirit of a Vampire
219
Vampires from UFOs
233

Vampiric and Cannibalistic Murderers
91
Real Vampires Enter the Contemporary Era
101
Clinical Vampirism
111
The Vampire Community
117
Paranormal Researchers Meet the Vampires of San Francisco
131
The Vampire Ghost of Guadalajara
137
Ghosts that Bite
143
Vampire Gangs
157
Blackeyed Beings
245
The Shadow People
257
Multidimensional Mimics
265
A Chronology
271
From Real Ghosts
281
Index
283
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Brad Steiger was born Eugene E. Olson in Fort Dodge, Iowa on February 19, 1936. He graduated from Iowa's Luther College in 1957 and the University of Iowa in 1963. He taught high school English before teaching literature and creative writing at his former college from 1963 to 1967. His first book, Ghosts, Ghouls and Other Peculiar People, was published in 1965. He became a full-time writer in 1967. He wrote or cowrote over 150 books including The Johnny Cash Story, The Country Music Scrapbook, The Hypnotist, The Chindi, Alien Rapture: The Chosen, Atlantis Rising, and Four-Legged Miracles: Heartwarming Tales of Lost Dogs' Journeys Home written with Sherry Hansen Steiger. He wrote biographies on Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, and Rudolph Valentino. Valentino served as the basis for the 1977 motion picture Valentino and Unknown Powers was adapted into a documentary, which won the Film Advisory Board's Award of Excellence for 1979. He received several awards including The Genie for Metaphysical Writer of the Year in 1974 and the Dani for Services to Humanity in Philadelphia in 1977. He was inducted into the Hypnosis Hall of Fame in 1987 and won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the National UFO and Unexplained Phenomena Conference in Minneapolis in 1996. He died on May 6, 2018 at the age of 82.

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