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The Source:

Peter Haining:
"A Dictionary of Vampires"
Robert Hale, London, UK, 2000

The Case:

Ogulin, according to Mr. Haining, has a long tradition of vampires. I will leave the tale about the "giant, blood-drinking ogre" for what it is and go straight to the main story.

In the 1950s a series of murders took place in the Ogulin district. Each victim was killed on the night of the full moon, and the bodies were "totally drained of blood". Apparently, Professor Stefan Vuglen has published an article about the murders in "Fate" magazine. No footprints were found on the crime scene, and "It is as if the killer attacked and then just flew away without leaving one material clue or even one drop of blood."

The Date:

The murders are said to have taken place in the fifties.

The Place:

Pleased to report that at least Ogulin does exist. It can be found in Croatia, SouthWest of Zagreb.

Possible Follow-Up:

This seems obvious. First read the story in Peter Haining's book. Then let's try to find a copy of the article in "Fate". And search the internet for further material on the Ogulin murders. Who knows what you may find...

2011 by Rob Brautigam - NL - Last changed December 2011

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