Whitley Strieber published his novel “The Last Vampire” last year and has just completed the sequel, “Lilith’s Dream,” which will be published in October. Despite all this vampire writing, we never thought that vampires might be real, but recent news reports tell a different story. Police say up to 50 groups of human vampires are operating in Bogota, Columbia.
They dress in black and drink brandy mixed with human blood, which they obtain from transfusion centers or by purchasing animal blood from butchers.
But police are worried that their activities have escalated: they have recently begun stopping people at gunpoint and mugging them for their blood. They force them to bare their necks, then pierce their veins with a razor and take turns drinking the blood.