Vampire killings force Malawi into state of emergency

Brian G Turner

Fantasist & Futurist
Staff member
Supporter
Joined
Nov 23, 2002
Messages
25,561
Location
UK
As Urban Fantasy often uses scenarios involving vampires running amok, I thought I'd link to a real-world news story about something similar. :)

Curfew in Malawi over ‘vampire' killings

At least five people have been killed in southern Malawi after they were accused of behaving like vampires.

The UN says it has pulled staff out of two districts as the vampire scare sweeps across the south of the country.

According to reports, the victims were killed by vigilante mobs who suspected them of drinking human blood as part of magic rituals.

A night-time curfew has been imposed by the government to prevent any more deaths.
 

tinkerdan

∞<Q-Satis
Joined
Dec 10, 2012
Messages
5,270
Location
x² + y² = r²:when x~∞
Yes but the pitchfork wielders come out at night; mostly because you can't wield a pitchfork without a torch to light your way. Makes for a much more dramatic scene.
 

Similar threads


Top