March 24th, 2010

Dr. Orpheus

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I forget who posted this on Faceplace: Child vampire hunters sparked comic crackdown But the bizarre sight that awaited him was to make headlines around the world and cause a moral panic that led to the introduction of strict new censorship laws in the UK.

Hundreds of children aged from four to 14, some of them armed with knives and sharpened sticks, were patrolling inside the historic graveyard.

They were, they told the bemused constable, hunting a 7ft tall vampire with iron teeth who had already kidnapped and eaten two local boys.

I can see how it would have been weird back in 1954; now it sounds like a Halloween event that you take your kids to every year.

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