Monday, August 07, 2006

The Folklore Vampire

Paul Barber has written a piece for the sceptical enquirer about the vampire, some of the places the folklore has come from and how those who claim to be vampires, modern “vampires” as he terms them, have more to do with the modern fictional vampire than the folkloric vampire.

For those who have not read it, Barber’s book “Vampires, Burial and Death” is one of the finest discourses, that I have read certainly, which looks into a scientific source that gave birth to the actual folklore. You really have to appreciate a book that contains a chapter entitled, “Body Disposal and its Problems”. Definitely a book worth a read.

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