Jure Grando was a peasant from Istria, Croatia who died in 1656. He allegedly terrorized villagers in the area for 16 years after his death. Official documents from that time name him a “strigon,” the local name for “vampire.”Jure Grando’s case is important in vampire folklore as it was the first time in history that the word “vampire” was officially applied to a person.
"Vampire of Venice" Unmasked: Plague Victim & Witch? -- Sott.net
A female "vampire" unearthed in a mass grave near Venice, Italy, may have been accused of wearing another evil hat: a witch's. The 16th-century woman was discovered among medieval plague victims in 2006. Her jaw had been forced open by a brick -...
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Legends of the Chindi The chindi is almost always considered to be an evil force, avenging some form of offense to the person. The Navajo believe that contacting such a spirit can cause illness (Ghost Sickness), or death. It is also believed that a chindi can be used to cause harm upon someone…
Enriquita Marti, also known as “The Vampire of Barcelona”, who lived during the turn of the 20th century sold elixirs containing bones, blood, hair, muscles, and flesh from the children that Enriquita lured and prostituted before murdering. She was lynched by fellow prisoners in 1913 while in jail awaiting her trial.
Recent reports suggest that vampirism, believe it or not, is actually Porphyria , a rare, metabolic disorder, which stops those affected from producing Haemoglobin – the substance that gives blood its red colour – and also renders them extremely sensitive to sunlight. Gums recede, making teeth much more prominent, and garlic only aggravates their condition – all classic signs of being a vampire!