Real Vampire hunter kits

Real Vampire Hunter Kits From The 1800s

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One of the most intriguing mysteries of the 19th century involves the manufacturing and selling of vampire killing kits. Several vampire hunter kits have turned up in recent years, and some have sold for exorbitant amounts of money. The true origin of these vampire kits is shrouded in mystery.

Although it can’t be 100 percent proven, there seems to be historical evidence that vampire hunting kits became popular in western Europe after the release of Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 1897. Superstitious travelers would supposedly purchase these vampire killer kits in preparation for their perilous travels to Eastern Europe.

More likely intended as souvenirs for rich novelty collectors, these kits would typically include garlic, a bible, stakes, crosses, silver bullets, and glass vials that held various concoctions to ward off vampires. Interestingly, a few vampire hunter kits have shown up with artifacts that predate Bram Stoker’s Dracula and other written accounts of vampires, pointing to the strong oral history component of the vampire legacy.



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  • dezera ferrin

    i would like to find a vampire hunter club so please help me

    • The Ghost Diaries

      Haven’t heard of any recently but I bet you there’s one in Santa Cruz with all tha damn vampires there!

  • JohnH

    “One of the most intriguing mysteries of the 18th century…”

    This article fails before the first sentence is finished. Which century?

    • Jared Salas

      Why does it fail?

      • The Ghost Diaries
        • JohnH

          The article has been changed to “19th century”. Can you not read the quote of the original first sentence in my comment?

          • The Ghost Diaries

            This thread is over.

          • JohnH

            OMFG. That’s a lie. I copied (Ctrl-C) that sentence directly. Why would you lie?

          • The Ghost Diaries

            John, we’re not lying. We haven’t touched that post since we wrote it. This is not even an issue. Pls tone down your rhetoric here or at least comment on something relevant to the post.

          • Robert Harrington

            One of the most intriguing mysteries of the 21st century is your inability to admit when you’re wrong. I checked out the original archive of this page and it really does say 18th century, not 19th. Why not just admit you made a mistake? Just Say Oops. You’ll feel better for it and, best of all, not look like a dishonest, weak-ego’d jerk.

          • The Ghost Diaries

            Alright, I’m going to clear the air here. The article was evidently changed at some point since 2012, when it was originally published. But it was not changed since you commented on it. We’re not vain. If we make mistakes we admit to them. Any further comments on this discussion will be deleted, as its not relevant to the article or any discussion of fringe or paranormal ideas.

          • The Ghost Diaries

            Retraction: a writer just copped to changing it. There. Done. Leave us alone now.

      • JohnH

        Because the 1800s are the 19th century, not the “18th century” which is what the article originally said.

    • The Ghost Diaries

      The 1800s are the 19th century. Statement–at least timeframe–is correct.

  • over the moon

    When’s the new Lost Boys coming out??

  • Jared Salas

    Why are people so mean to each other?

  • The Ghost Diaries

    That was edited a long time ago, not since you pointed anything out. Just stop being so mean or I’m going to block you. No call for such hostility

  • JohnH

    Because they behave like sh** when they think they can get away with it.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20121213035510/http://theghostdiaries.com/real-vampire-hunter-kits-from-the-1800s/

  • The Ghost Diaries

    Ok sure yeah we changed way back on the 5th 2012. You’re right, we edited our article slightly when we wrote it. Are you happy now?