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FC: Vampires By: Becca Phillips Honors English-2nd period 04/08/08
1: Introduction: For my outside reading project, I read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. In this story, one of the main characters is a vampire. So, this mixbook is about the mythical creatures, vampires.
2: Defenition: mythical creature who overcomes death by sucking the blood from living humans
3: There are many different variations of the vampire. Most commonly, people believe vampires are dead people who rise from the grave at night to seek his victim. | It is also commonly believed that vampires have the ability to fly, have a lust for beautiful woman as victims, a fear of the christian cross, and dies by sunlight or a steak through the heart. Many also believe the scent of garlic con repell vampires. Many of these beliefs come from the novel Dracula which was written by Bram Stoker in 1893.
4: In modern times, vampires are considered fictional. However, in some cultures there are beliefs of blood-sucking creatures such as the chupacabra. | The chupacabra, or goat sucker, is rumored to live in parts of the Americas. It supposedly sucks the blood of animals, especailly goats.
5: Although the majority of people have disbelief in vampires, there are still groups of "vampire hunters" that still exist. Rumors of vampire attacks swept through Africa in 2002 and 2003 and five people who were claimed to be vampires were killed.
6: During the late 18th and 19th centuries, belief of vampires was widespread in New England. The most recent and most famous case of vampirism was 19 year old Mercy Brown. | Mercy Brown died in Rhode Island in 1892. Friends of her family believed she was causing their sons illness, because she was a vampire. Two months after her death, she was removed from her tomb and her heart was cut out and burned to ashes. This did nothing to help the boys illness and he died two months later.
7: It is believed that if someone is a vampire, their grave will have holes over it. The corpse of a vampire is generally described as healthier than expected, plump, and showing no signs of decomposition.