Besides writing about UFOs and visitors, Whitley has always been fascinated with vampires. He’s written three books about them and is now writing a mini series about them for the Sci Fi Channel. Imagine his surprise when a reader wrote to him about her meeting with a vampire in Manhattan when she was a young working girl. Alas, she gave him the brush off, or else her life might have been much different.

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You’re surrounded by vampires, although you may not know it,says Arlene Russo, who edits “Bite Me” magazine in the U.K.She says, “The people I meet whose lives have beentransformed by vampires are not devil-worshipping blooddrinkers; or if they are, they have never told me. All Iknow is that they are professors of literature, academicsand scientists. They are supermarket check-out girls andhousewives. They are everywhere.”
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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 more