Article at Vamped


I’ve been a little under the weather lately, so, while I finish up work on the next podcast episode, here is an article that I wrote for Vamped about my meetings with vampire scholars J. Gordon Melton and Michael Bell.




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The Shoemaker Meets…Death


The third episode of the Vampire Historian podcast is now available.

Listen above, or click here – The Shoemaker Meets…Death

In Episode 3, I discuss one of the earliest documented cases in Europe: the Shoemaker of Silesia. Also known as the Vampire of Breslau.

Here are the books mentioned in the episode:

Henry More – An Antidote Against Atheism – Chapter VIII (available online)

Montague Summers – The Vampire in Europe

Dudley Wright – The Book of Vampires

Paul Barber – Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality

Grasse – Legend Book of the Prussian State (in German)

Other sources consulted:

Don Augustin Calmet – The Phantom World

Dr. Bob Curran – The Encyclopedia of the Undead

Rosemary Ellen Guiley – The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters