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The figure of the vampire has existed within the history of many cultures for thousands of years. While the true nature of the vampire is shrouded in mystery, its image is also prey to the often inconsistent or inaccurate stereotypes found in literature and film. This text presents a collection of writings that attempt to define the main characteristics of the vampire and to explore whether or not vampires truly exist among us
Print Book, English, ©2003
Greenhaven Press ; Thompson/Gale, Farmington Hills, Mich., San Diego, Calif., ©2003
175 pages ; 23 cm.
9780737713169, 9780737713176, 073771316X, 0737713178
Vampires among us: Arguments for the existence of vampires: In defense of vampires / John V.A. Fine Jr
Grave discoveries: Story of Peter Plogojowitz / Manuela Dunn Mascetti
Eyewitness accounts of vampires / Montague Summers
Vampires in Europe / Anthony Masters
Modern American vampires / Norine Dresser
Psychic vampires / Joe H. Slate
Facts beyond the fiction: Arguments against the existence of vampires: Eyewitness accounts of vampires can be explained / Daniel Farson
Vampires and the facts of decomposition / Paul Barber
Psychological explanations for vampirism / J. Gordon Melton
Vampire: Nightmare from the unconscious mind / Ernest Jones
Rare disorders explain vampirism / Jill Burcum
Vampirism as a mental illness / R.E. Hemphill; T. Zabow
Porphyria is real, vampires are not / Norine Dresser
Epilogue: Analyzing the evidence
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