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Shortly after his marriage, Paole fell from a great height while working on the farm, and was brought, unconscious, back to his home. He must have sustained internal injuries with the fall, for within a few days, Paole died and was buried in the town cemetery.
The group consisted of two military officers, two army surgeons, and a priest from the local church. When the group exhumed the body, they found a fresh corpse. There was no decomposition of the body whatsoever, and in fact the old skin and nails had fallen off, and new ones had grown to take their place! The final insult was the fresh blood that rested on the lips of the deceased Paole.
The complete medical report is available in many modern vampire histories.
In the spring of 1788 a family arrived in the then small mountain community of Dillsboro N.C. Their last name was Alfort and their were rumors that they were descended from royalty. They bought land down by the river and built what was then a very nice large colonial home. Mr Alfort opened up a doctors office and pharmacy in rooms in the front of the house and people were at first really happy that a new doctor had arrived in their community.
However as soon as the sheriff arrived they dragged Mr Alfort outside and tied him to a tree. When the men entered the house they found some strange things for sure. Their were bedrooms upstairs with beds but it was clear no one slept in them. When the Sheriff and search party got downstairs they found three caskets and Mrs Alfort dressed all in black was in one of them but very much alive. She hissed and cursed at them when she was pulled from the casket.
This legend, perhaps, could be considered one of the most famous and sought after accounts of a real vampire. In Cumberland, England, the Legend begins at an old family estate, known as Croglin Grange.
The two brothers went into the vaults finding all but one of the coffins destroyed into pieces. When they opened the coffin, they described the corpse as a brown, mummified monster. Upon further examination, they found the fresh gunshot wound on it's leg. They removed the bullet from the creatures leg and then burned the corpse.
When questioned by reporters, the police admitted they had made no advancement in their investigations. They also refused to comment on suggestions that the attacker was a vampire.
She said she was hurled to the ground by a "tall black figure with a deathly white face". Luckily for her, a passing motorist stopped to help her, and the vampire simply vanished into thin air when the car's headlights hit it. The good Samaritan took her to the police station, where officers noted her genuinely shocked state of mind, as well as some abrasions on her arms and legs. The police combed the area but found nothing.
The Lazzaretto Nuovo Vampire Skull
The partial body and skull of the woman showed her jaw forced open by a brick (above)—an exorcism technique used on suspected vampires.
"I was lucky. I [didn't] expect to find a vampire during my excavations," he said.
I just spent the last couple of hours reading all four of your posts.
Originally posted by SonoftheSun
reply to post by SilentE
Thank you ! Glad you enjoyed it !!
As for what's coming next, there's a few ideas. For one, I will add new files in the existing threads as I find good ones, which I've already started doing with the Witchcraft ( The Witches of Whitewater File )and Spirits ( The Brown Lady File ) Threads.
As for new threads, I am thinking of a Buffy style "The Watcher's Files" which could touch on other paranormal subjects such as demons, monster tales, shape shifters and native american folklore.
I am also looking into - perhaps - putting up a new Talamasca thread once a month, which would focus on holidays and the myths surrounding them. Valentine and Halloween are a given but there's a holiday every month and fascinating stories to go along...We'll see...
Thank you for your kind reply !!!