Think vampires are all the same? Think again! Vampires come in more flavors than Baskin-Robbins ice cream. So, this special DotW feature, Vampires we know and love, spotlights different kinds of bloodsucking fiends from around the world.
Have you ever been visiting a graveyard and accidentally stepped on a grave, then apologized to the person buried there?
Okay, maybe I’m the only weirdo who does stuff like that…
Or maybe not. There’s something odd about the place where a person is buried, and I’m not the only person who thinks so. One of the ways a person (or animal) can turn into Russian Upyr is by ‘corpse jumping’, that is, walking over a freshly buried corpse.
But the Upyr is also a revenant, who was a witch in life, or just a person who committed suicide (If you don’t know your Catholicism, suicide is the only sin you can’t repent for because you’re dead if successful. A very bad thing.). The Upyr rises from its grave and kills whole families.
The Upyr is not to be confused with the Upor, the Upir, the Upier, or the Upior. These vampires will all appear in this blog if it/I last long enough.
Vampire Universe: The Dark World of Supernatural Beings That Haunt Us, Hunt Us, and Hunger for Us (Paperback)
by Jonathan Maberry
The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters
by Rosemary Ellen Guiley