- or so they say. Wasn’t it about this time last year when a Chuppacabra was supposedly killed by a farmer in Texas? What was believed to be a mythological beast that preyed upon their livestock was photographed and even made it on the news.
It appears they have a different way of dealing with the chuppacabra menace in Siberia, however. According to an article from Moscow News. com:
“All the people are scared, they fear that the creature will move onto children,” the head of the village said. “We have organized night patrols of six people. We walk through the village, on the look out for this wickedness. But so far we have had no results.”
So why do they think there’s a chupacabra in their midst? Apparently farmers and small shareholders near Novosibirsk have been waking to find their goats dead. Puncture marks and a lack of blood led the locals to declare it was the vampire-like monster.
But isn’t the chupacabra a South American legend? Thanks to globalization, it is now a legend that any country can embrace. Of course, Discovery News reported in 2010 that Texas’s chupacabras were only wild dogs with a deadly form of mange, who knows? Maybe Russia will have better luck.
You can read the full article here:
Special thanks to Steve for sharing this with me!
Posted by Joleene Naylor on August 22, 2011
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Or that’s what he claims. When police found 19-year-old Lyle Monroe Bensley in a parkinglot in only his boxer shorts, he informed them he was a 500 year old vampire who needed to “feed”. That’s why he broke into a woman’s apartment and attacked her in bed while making hissing and growling noises.
The woman, luckily, escaped unharmed, and Bensley is now being held on a $40,000 bond in Galveston County on a charge of home burglary with intent to commit a felony.
So how is a vampire doing in jail? And what do the literary vampires of the world think? To the best of my knowledge they’ve all disavowed him.
Even the glittery ones.
You can check out the rest of the article here – though mainly it just goes on and on about vampire fiction influencing youths.
Posted by Joleene Naylor on August 18, 2011
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Slated for a May, 2012 release, the remake of Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp as the infamous Barnabas Collins looks like it’s going to not only be pretty faithful to the original plot line, but also just a darn good movie. Of course, I may be biased as I am a fan not only of the original franchise, but also of Depp and his efforts with Tim Burton (except Edward Scissor Hands.. I dunno, that one just didn’t “do it”)
And here it is:
In the year 1752,Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Brouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive.
Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.
Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.
You can read more information on The Lexington Vampire Examiner, where I was lucky enough to find this at!
Posted by Joleene Naylor on May 26, 2011
The folks over at Love, Romance, Passion are asking the eternal paranormal question: Which is better, the vampire or the werewolf? if you could be turned by one of the classic bad boys, which would you pick? The vampire with his (usually) tortured past and loner lifestyle? Or the intense wolf with his pack loyalties and tendency to get naked (a lot!)? Which one would you rather be?
Head over to the Love, Romance, Passion blog and vote in the poll!
(Sorry, no zombies here!)
Posted by Joleene Naylor on May 15, 2011
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May is Zombie Awareness month and the I Smell Sheep blog is celebrating in grand style with daily zombie posts, including this very informative, potentially life saving post. Any red blooded human who wants to survive the zombie apocalypse should swing by and read it. Not only does it detail the different kind of zombies such as Runners, Shambler and Mutants, but also how to defeat them. But, just how do people turn into zombies, anyway? Never fear! The folks at I Smell Sheep have gone so far as to break that down, too!
For more info on Zombie Awareness Month, check out the official page.
Posted by Joleene Naylor on May 6, 2011
Now on Smashwords, the third short story in the Vampire Morsel’s Collection.
Arowenia, Claudius’s child bride for eternity, lives in a gilded cage. She moves through a world of opulence and excess, shielded from Claudius’s political enemies, until a waring coven’s scheme engulfs her.
You can also find Arowenia in Shades of Gray, the first in the Amaranthine series.
Posted by Joleene Naylor on April 24, 2011