History Stories
CATEGORY: Folklore
The Truth About Poland’s “Vampire” Burials
December 2, 2014

A new study finds that men and women buried as vampires in 17th and 18th century Poland were not—as previously believed—immigrants to the region. Read More

The Last American Vampire
October 31, 2014

The grisly vampire hysteria that gripped a New England town in 1892 sounds like a Halloween legend, but it is a true tale of the macabre. Read More

“Dracula’s Dungeon” Unearthed in Turkey
October 1, 2014

Turkish archaeologists say they have discovered dungeons that once held Vlad the Impaler, the real-life inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Read More

The Dark Side of the Grimm Fairy Tales
September 17, 2013

Explore six sinister themes in his work you likely wouldn’t find in a modern-day children’s story. Read More