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The Croglin Grange Vampire, Cumbria
England’s best “true” vampire story springs from the pages of the prolific hob-nobber Augustus Hare. Bleh! Alasdair tells James a blood-soaked Cumbrian legend, gleaned from Hare’s (ludicrously long) autobiography. Sorry, autobiographies.
The walrus-faced Hare had a gift for extracting dubious ghost stories from minor aristocrats. And tales seldom come taller than that of the Croglin Grange vampire. An isolated bungalow; a lonely young woman; and a scratch, scratch, scratch at the window…
Prepare yourself for eccentric toffs, desecrated crypts, and an elderly aunt who ate someone’s arm. You know, the usual.
The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.
Featured image from Varney the Vampire, 1845.
Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.