Erin Chapman returns to England a year after her previous visit in search of vampires. She meets a Highgate Vampire blogger and digs for articles through the British Library’s microfilm collection. What did she find?
Ten years ago today, Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight,” set in Forks, Washington, was unleashed on the world and became a pop culture phenomenon. Erin Chapman took a trip to Forks to unravel the saga’s affect on the town.
Did Elizabeth Báthory (1560–1614), the infamous “Vampire Countess,” bathe in the blood of virgins to make herself more youthful? Romina Nicolaides dips into one of history’s most enduring and widespread legends.
According to a 15th century poem, Vlad Dracula liked to dip his bread in the blood of his victims. Or did he? Was he really a “living vampire,” as two Dracula scholars claimed, or is there more to the story?
In Vamped’s first travel post, Erin Chapman details her visit to London: in search of vampires! Join her as she stops by the British Library and Highgate Cemetery. Pictures included for your viewing pleasure.