The Incredible Vampire Hunting Kit From The 1800′s

May 15, 2011

Travelers in the 19th century would purchase vampire hunting kits in preparation for their travels to Eastern Europe. The kits would contain a wooden stake, Bible, crucifix, pistol with lead bullets, gunpowder, garlic and glass vials that held various concoctions to ward off vampires. Interestingly, vampire hunting kits predated Bram Stoker’s Dracula and other written accounts of vampires, pointing to the strong oral history component of the undead bloodsucker.

Vampire Hunting Kit Picture


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