Saturday, November 03, 2007

Was Dracula Innocent?

This is the intriguing question being asked by Paul Bibeau, author of Sunday’s with Vlad, in his new project.

What if, in his novel, Stoker compiled real documents and used spin to prove a paranormal event? As Bibeau states: “In the days and weeks that follow, I will be asking cops, lawyers, folklorists, and Dracula scholars to take Stoker’s promise – and his documents – seriously, and begin an investigation.”

On the related blog there is an invitation for any with an interest to explain how they would investigate and rationalise the testimony – kind of a, can you get the kindly foreign gentleman off the hook?

This sounds a really interesting project.

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