Perhaps it is sparked by news such as this: Man dubbed Vampire Slits 5yr old boy’s throat and Drinks his Blood
Vampire Attack Rumors Trigger Riots, ‘Utter Chaos’ in Mozambique
Breitbart – Riots have broken out in the town of Gile in Mozambique amid fears that blood-sucking vampires were active in the area with the help of government officials.
According to local media, fears of vampires have been circulating in recent months following an incident in which a mob attacked a local business owner in the locality of Muiane, who they believed was a vampire. Read more here.
140 arrested in deadly mob attacks on ‘vampires’
New York Post – Deadly mob attacks on people suspected to be “vampires” have led to 140 arrests in Malawi, police said Friday.
The situation had spun out of control, the inspector general of police, Lexon Kachama, told The Associated Press. More arrests were expected.
Nine people have been killed in the attacks that began last month after rumors of “blood-suckers” spread. In the latest case, a man with epilepsy was burned to death in Blantyre, the southern African nation’s second-largest city, Kachama said. Another person there was stoned to death. Read more here.
Belief in Vampires Leads to Rioting in Zambezia
All Africa – Rumours of vampirism have led to violent disturbances in the town of Gile, in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia, according to a report in Thursday’s issue of the electronic paper “Txopela”, published in the provincial capital, Quelimane.
Rioting in the town has been so serious that the Gile district administrator has been forced to flee. The Zambezia provincial governor, Abdul Razak, confirmed on Thursday morning that the administrator has taken refuge in the neighbouring district of Alto Molocue. Read more here.
UN moves staff after mobs kill five in Malawi vampire scare
The Guardian – The United Nations has pulled staff out of two districts in southern Malawi where a vampire scare has triggered mob violence in which at least five people have been killed.
Belief in witchcraft is widespread in rural Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries, where many aid agencies and NGOs work. A spate of vigilante violence linked to vampire rumours also erupted in Malawi in 2002. Read more here.
There are real life Vampires. The modern ones (for a lack of a better word) are not like the ones you see in the Movies, but they are vampires in every sense of the word. Then you have the weirdo’s like this woman dubbed the Vampire lady. Just like Satanists and Witches, there are many different beliefs, rituals and customs. They all have one thing in common, they are demon possessed, hence the blood lust!
Also see these articles:
It’s in the Blood 10 Part Series
Interview with a real-life vampire: why drinking blood isn’t like in Hollywood
People who claim to be vampires are in the thousands, with demographics transcending class, race and gender. But there’s a reason they stay in the shadows
The Guardian – Drinking blood isn’t what Hollywood makes it out to be, according to real-life vampires.
First of all, there’s no biting – that’s neither safe nor sanitary – and with too many vital arteries, the neck isn’t the favored spot. Transactions aren’t carnages leaving the victim lifeless behind in a dark alley, and nor do vampires sleep in coffins or burn in daylight. They’re generally cool with garlic. Most of them don’t even have fangs.
Instead, modern vampires get their sustenance from inch-long incisions made by a sterilized scalpel on a fleshy part of the body that doesn’t scar. Though the vampire may suck it up directly from the source, medically trained personnel usually perform the procedure. There’s paperwork too: “donors” don’t just have to consent, but also provide health certificates proving the absence of blood-borne diseases. Still, feeding is a sensual and sacred ritual.
The people who claim to be vampires are in the thousands worldwide, with demographics transcending borders, class, race and gender. And increasingly, researchers study them.
“We’re people you pass on the street and likely socialize with on a daily basis,” says Merticus, the 37-year-old founding member of Atlanta’s Vampire Alliance. “We often keep this aspect of our life secret for fear we’ll be misunderstood and to safeguard against reprisals from what society deems taboo.” Read the rest here.
Had a “history of mental breakdowns and was prescribed anti-depressants last December”
Read the inserts people and pay attention to the commercials! It only enhances the murderous actions of the demon that are inside!
Also interesting is her last name: Bal That is also a variation of the spelling for Baal, the Canaanite god that humans, mainly children were sacrificed to!!!
I am sure Baal, Satan, Lucifer, was speaking to her as she indicated to police!
Dos Palos California – A 37-year-old Dos Palos woman told investigators she killed her mother earlier this month, stabbing the woman nearly two dozen times, as part of a “satanic” sacrifice, according to reports from investigators obtained by the Merced Sun-Star.
Melissa Anne Bal, who is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the Oct. 11 slaying of her mother, will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether she is mentally fit to stand trial, a Merced County court commissioner ordered Wednesday.
Reports from investigators paint a chilling picture of the night 55-year-old Lydia Marie Bal was stabbed at least 20 times while asleep in her Dos Palos home. The reports also detail accounts from family members and others describing Bal as a troubled woman with a history of mental illness and drug use.
Lydia Bal was found lying face-down in a pool of blood inside a fifth-wheel trailer in the 21000 block of Highway 33 in Dos Palos after Melissa Bal called 9-1-1 and reported that she had killed her mother.
Melissa Bal told a California Highway Patrol dispatcher that she killed her mother by cutting her throat and stabbing her and said “she did not have control of herself.” She also told investigators she “sacrificed her mother” and the slaying was part of a “satanic practice,” but she refused to elaborate, according to reports from investigators.
She also told the dispatcher she has a history of mental illness, including depression.
“During the struggle, Melissa did not say anything to Lydia. She only continued to stab her,” reports say. “Melissa said she stabbed Lydia until Lydia died.”
Bal told police she stabbed her mother numerous times and cut her throat, reports state. She said she didn’t “feel anything” during the attack, and that “it was a calling to kill her.”
Neighbors also said they heard a woman screaming that she had killed her mother. One man told investigators he spoke with a woman who had blood on her legs and she told him “I just killed my mother, I have mental issues.”
According to reports, Bal told authorities she used a variety of illegal drugs in the past, and had taken pills and consumed five beers the night before.
A family member who believed Bal had mental issues told police that Bal had been making troubling statements of a sexual nature the previous night, according to reports. The family member also reported Bal had previously made statements such as “she would talk to God and God would talk back to her,” and satanic comments.
Bal reported that she has a history of mental breakdowns and was prescribed anti-depressants last December, but she stopped taking them in March because she “felt better.” But Bal said she was “sober-minded” during the attack, the reports say.
Excerpted from Los Banos Enterprise