The Alnwick Castle Vampire

Author Lyn Gibson

alnwickThe Alnwick Castle was first mentioned in history books in the year 1096 but it’s vampire troubles did not begin until the 1200’s.  A prominent priest contacted William of Newburgh about the case of the Alnwick Vampire that plagued his Diocese.  If you will recall William of Newburgh investigated reports of vampires in the 1200’s and compiled a journal of his experiences and accounts.

Legend states that a vampire lived beneath the castle where he terrorized it’s inhabitants as well as surrounding villages for over 70 years.  The story begins as such:  There was an unnamed man from Yorkshire who lived a disreputable life, filled with crime, sin and ill repute.  The man was wanted by authorities but he hid within the Alnwick Castle where he had allies, enabling for him to maintain his lifestyle.  The man having resided within the castle for quite some time moved up the ranks…

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