Real Vampires, Night Stalkers and Creatures from the Darkside by Brad Steiger
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Visible Ink Press (September 1, 2009)
I'd seen other reviews of this book and it intrigued me. I love true stories of the supernatural and own many books on ghosts, the Loch Ness Monster, etc.
This book was a little heavier than anticipated. There’s a lot about witchcraft and Satanism and the first chapter is about the Lilith, creator of succubi and first wife of Adam. (Hmm… don’t recall THAT chapter in my Bible!)
However, there are some interesting true accounts of vampires and other oddities. Covering past figures such as Elizabeth Bathory and Jack the Ripper, the book delves into evil tendencies of man. The chapter on the Chupacabra was really fascinating. There’s even a chapter on vampires and UFOs. (Lifeforce, anyone?)
Again, it was a bit too dark for my tastes and I felt the author presented a lot of opinion as fact. But if you want some odd, creepy reading, this is your book.
5.5 out of 10
Disclaimer - this book was received as a gift (from my husband, who felt it was one of the worst Christmas gifts he’d ever given - LOL) and I was not paid for my review.