Interviews with the Vampires from Poole
Psychology Researchers Disappear
|Interviews with the Vampires from Poole
Psychology Researchers Disappear - Unexplained Mysteries
U.S. TV show "Unexplained Mysteries" investigates the
story of a group of Psychology Researches, who never return from an
assignment to interview a group of would-be Vampires. The program
explores what became of the researchers, using as evidence, their own
video footage and field notes found by police in Poole.
|Vampires are mythological or
folkloric beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence (generally
in the form of blood) of living creatures, regardless of whether they
are undead or a living person.
Although vampiric entities have been recorded in many cultures and in
spite of speculation by literary historian Brian Frost that the "belief
in vampires and bloodsucking demons is as old as man himself", and may
go back to "prehistoric times".
The term vampire was not popularized
until the early 18th century, after an influx of vampire superstition
into Western Europe from areas where vampire legends were frequent, such
as the Balkans and Eastern Europe, although local variants were also
known by different names, such as vrykolakas in Greece and strigoi in
This increased level of vampire superstition in Europe led to mass
hysteria and in some cases resulted in corpses actually being staked and
people being accused of vampirism.
While even folkloric vampires of the Balkans and Eastern Europe had a
wide range of appearance ranging from nearly human to bloated rotting
corpses, it was the success of John Polidori's 1819 novella The Vampyre
that established the archetype of charismatic and sophisticated vampire.
It is arguably the most influential vampire work of the early 19th
century, inspiring such works as Varney the Vampire and eventually
However, it is Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula that is remembered as
the quintessential vampire novel and which provided the basis of modern
Dracula drew on earlier mythologies of werewolves and
similar legendary demons and "was to voice the anxieties of an age", and
the "fears of late Victorian patriarchy".
The success of this book spawned a distinctive vampire genre, still
popular in the 21st century, with books, films, video games, and
The vampire is such a dominant figure in the horror
genre that literary historian Susan Sellers places the current vampire
myth in the "comparative safety of nightmare fantasy".
Vampires are revenants of evil beings, suicide victims, or witches, but they can also be created by a malevolent spirit possessing a corpse or by being bitten by a vampire.
Belief in such legends became so pervasive that in some areas it caused mass hysteria and even public executions of people believed to be vampires.