I Told You Vampires Were Real

Somewhere in Colorado, there’s a police report that lists the cause of a recent car crash as “vampire.”  That’s right, according to Fox 31 News, a woman crashed her car on a dirt road because she saw a vampire.  The sarcastic reporter who did the story writes:

“The vampire, which was not seen by anyone else, apparently let her get away.”

Alls well that ends well, but if you’re driving around the back roads of Colorado after dark, you might want to be extra careful just in case.

Theresa Bane, Author and Vampirologist

Yeah, you read that title right.  Theresa Bane is a real-life, honest-to-God vampirologist.  Which means she makes her living studying and writing about vampires.

Cool.

Check out her book, Actual Factual: Dracula, A Compendium of Vampires.  The thing I find most intriguing about this book is that it explores vampire mythology pre-Bram Stoker.  This is a myth that goes back far beyond the novels we’re familiar with, and real people were really afraid of being victimized by vampires back in the day.

Other books by this author include Haunted Historic Greensboro and The Bloodthirsty Weasels: On the Loose And Buck Wild.  You can visit her website and blog at theresabane.net.

You can also follow Theresa on Twitter at twitter.com/Theresa_Bane.

Vampires – Representations of Intense Oral Needs?

Vampires and the state of being “undead” are representations of intense oral needs, experienced in a context of passivity and helplessness.

That came from a post called In which a bunch of scientists over-analyze Bram Stoker’s Dracula from a blog called A Good Poop (don’t blame me, I didn’t make up the name).  Click through for more scientific analyses of vampires, complete with citations.