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I would hope many of you find this interesting.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8574484.stm

From my own point of view I remember as a 6 year old being afraid of the "Black Panther" who was lurking at our school gates - in fact it was rumour in response to news reports of the group in South Africa in the 70's, and not a local bogey man!

Ripperologists may be intrigued to read of other hysterical cases of attack, such as the Halifax slasher, when the Ripper cases were current. The footnotes in Alan Moore's sublime "From Hell" contain much of the references, and I'm afraid I do not have it to hand.

Anyone else with personal examples of hysteria/urban myth?

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I love the idea of teenager vampire hunters.
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Anyone over the age of 35 is a vampire. It's a fact.
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Interesting tale...
I don't know similar examples of mass hysteria but, mh, now that I think...I have a comics story - not an EC but a Warren 'Creepy' - in an anthology about a band of kids chasing an old vampire, who took refuge in a graveyard chapel. They finally succeeded in killing him, and now comes the typical surprise : they were vampires themselves, wanting simply dispose of an annoying "competitor".
Who knows whether the scriptwriter had that fact in his mind...
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We have a vampire in NYC right now Smile
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/03/20/pol......-robber/
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Dr. Hysteria has recently run rampant here in the states over rumors that the plug will somehow be pulled on Granny.
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On 2010-03-22 14:47, Eddie Garland wrote:
We have a vampire in NYC right now Smile
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/03/20/pol......-robber/


A true NY Vampire would have been able to get the cash, too! That guy was a foreigner! Probably from some backwoods country like Transylvania.
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To be young again and to believe that vampires exist!!! How I wish!!
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Well, I just finished your 'weird' Dark Museum...Yeti Finger, Vampire's Eye and a Chupacabra Clawed 3 fingered paw/hand. In the mail tomorrow so you can start believeing again!! It's now your job. Smile
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