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It could be an expensive hobby this vampire hunting, like to see someone get this through customs, looks like something from the Buffy series :-)
In the 1970s, a young Polish man was found dead in his flat in Stoke on Trent. He had smeared a mixture of urine, blood and garlic around the windows and had choked to death on a clove of garlic. There were also a number of crucifixes in the room.
I think this maybe the case your reffering to Matt. The Polish guy was called Mr Myiciura and it was reported in the Times of London, in early January 1973. He was a retired pottery worker of 68yrs of age and had been a resident in UK for twenty five years.
There was a bag of salt by his head, one between his legs and salt scattered around the room and on his blankets. The garlic clove was in his mouth and he even had galic in the keyhole of his room.
I suppose with him being older and an immigrant from Eastern Europe he would have been brought up with a lot more folklore and myths surrounding vampirism.
Did you here about Tower Hamlets Vampire?
Never heard of it steve - will this have a punchline :-)
The punchline might be this was the only time the Police have held a press conference to deny the existance of vampires :) The public had to be reassured after a wave of hysteria spread through the Bangladeshi community after a series of 'vampire attacks' in Tower Hamlets a few years back.
I'm searching for the news reports that were on the net a couple of years ago, but no luck so far.
That Vampire kit is just scary...where can I get one.
It does actually ring a bell now, I do recall reading about it but I can't remember the details.
At that price it might be a good business venture. I wonder if Farrant has one?
Just realised I've double-posted my Stoke vampire story... never mind!
I have a couple of sources (admittedly secondary) that say the guy was a young man. Does the Times article say he was 68?
I just found this source Matt, I'm unsure about how good it is, but id does quote the newspaper article.
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