Vampires are more real than you think

Ghostly figures, skeletons and witches will be on our streets tonight for Halloween but what was the original idea of the vampire based upon?

It now appears Bram Stoker’s Dracula and the work of other Gothic authors was inspired by medical reports. Nick Groom, known as the “Prof of Goth” at the University of Exeter, explained on the Today programme.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37820990

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