Comic Books Caused Vampire Panic

Excellent article today at the BBC 2 detailing a case in Scotland where, apparently, a bunch of schoolkids fueled a rumor that there was a local 7′ tall child-eating vampire (with iron teeth) in the local graveyard. Naturally, being kids, they staked out the graveyard and patrolled it looking for the monster. Some kids were serious, some mocking, and they claimed 2 kids had been eaten by the beast. Parents and civic leaders panicked, despite there being no actual kids missing, but they tackled the SOURCE of the problem quickly… they Blamed American Comic Books.  The more things change folks, the more they don’t change. Thanks to local Vampire author Elaine Bergstrom for the link via Facebook.

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