In movies, vampires are portrayed as blood-sucking creatures who drink the blood of their victims after mercilessly killing them. Some believe that vampires portrayed in movies do exist, while some do not. Nevertheless, there are people in real life who have been labeled as vampires because of their ruthlessness in slaughtering people and their weird affinity for drinking blood. See for yourself in these 25 real-life vampires who craved human blood:
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Claiming to be a 2000 year old vampire, Joshua Rudiger went on a killing spree in San Fransisco and murdered several homeless people by slashing their necks with his knife. He told police, “prey is prey”.
Ted Bundy has been described as a vampire and a monster. A notorious American serial killer, rapist and kidnapper, Bundy was infatuated with killing and necrophilism and murdered numerous young girls all over the United States.
Serial killer and sex offender, Jeffrey Dahmer raped, murder and mutilated 17 men between 1978 and 1991. He also committed murders that involved cannibalism, necrophilia and the preservation of body parts.
Shane Chartres Abbott
A male prostitute who claimed to be a vampire, Shane Chartres Abbott was an Australian murderer who loved to drink people’s blood and ate their tongues. He himself was eventually killed by a victim’s friend.
Diana Semenuha of Ukraine (known to police as “The Vampire Witch”) was arrested for luring street children to her home and drinking their blood in order to fend off a muscle wasting condition. She was arrested in 2005.
Jonathan of Canada
16-year old “Jonathan” (who was obsessed with vampires) was charged for killing and draining the blood out of his 12-year old brother.
German serial killer Fritz Haarmann was known as the Vampire of Hanover and was responsible for the death of at least 27 people whom he killed by biting through their throats.
Tsutomy Miyazaki was a Japanese serial killer who was convicted for mutilating and murdering four little girls whom he killed by drinking their blood.
Claiming to be under the influence of evil spirits, Philip Onyancha of Kenya murdered at least 17 individuals and drank their blood as part of a cult ritual.
The “nearly psychotic sadist” Nico Claux was arrested in 1994 in France and confessed to his involvement in murder, grave robbing, and cannibalism. He was sentenced to only 12 years in prison and was released shortly after.
Marcelo De Andrade
In 1991 Marcelo De Andrade of Brazil went on a nine months killing spree that claimed the lives of 14 young boys whom he raped and drank their blood.
Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, nicknamed the Red Ripper, had a total of 52 victims throughout his lifetime whom he raped, cannibalized and drank their blood.
James P. Riva
Claiming to be a 700 year old vampire, James Riva killed his grandmother by stabbing her and trying to drink her blood. He later told police he couldn’t because she was too old and had dried up.
Mauricio Lopez of Mexico killed a man having an affair with his niece and then drank his blood in order to evade the cops (tbis is supposedly a belief in Mexico). He was arrested in Florida several days later.
Daniel and Manuela Ruda
Claiming to be under the influence of Satan, Daniel and Manuela Ruda of Germany murdered Daniel’s co-worker and friend by stabbing him, hitting him with a hammer and drinking his blood. They supposedly chose the victim because he was very funny and would be a perfect clown for Satan.
Born in Santa Clara, California; Richard Chase was known as the “Vampire of Sacramento” because he killed, cannibalized, and drank the blood of six people.
Countess Elizabeth Bathory
Countess Elizabeth Bathory was a member of the Hungarian family and was known for her cruelty towards her female servants. She killed more than 650 women and bathed in their blood.
Caius Domitius Veiovis
Caius Domitius Veiovis was arrested and convicted in Massachusetts for the abduction and murder of three men as well as for the ritualistic killing and drinking of a teenage girl’s blood.
Influenced by the vampire film “Queen of the Damned”, Allan Menzies killed his best friend by stabbing him 42 times, drinking his blood and consuming part of his brain.
“I am a vampire and I am going to eat you” was supposedly the last thing Josephine Smith of Florida said before before jumping on a 69-year old homeless man and trying to eat him. She managed to bite parts of his face before he got away.
Dubbed the “Lesbian Vampire Killer”, Tracey Wigginton of Australia murdered a man by stabbing him 27 times and drinking his blood. She was recently released from prison.
Wayne Boden of Canada was known as The Vampire Rapist due to his penchant for biting his victim’s breasts. By leaving this sort of forensic evidence he was eventually caught.
John Brennan Crutchley
A contemporary to Wayne Boden, John Brennan Crutchley was nicknamed “The Florida Vampire Rapist” and he ended up doing the same things as Wayne except farther south.
Peter Kurten was known as “The Vampire of Dusseldorf” and murdered at least 60 people in total. He supposedly received sexual pleasure at the sight of blood and has often been used as the prototypical sadist.