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Krampus Legends: Krampuslauf Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria

December sees much of the Western world turn to merry traditions depicting typical Christmas cheer, whilst other parts of Central and Eastern Europe prepare for far darker traditions featuring a demonic counterpart to the jolly Saint Nick. Krampus is fast becoming a frightening new tradition for people all around the world. But, who is this Christmas Devil? What are the origins and legends of Krampus? How can one celebrate? To describe Krampus is to describe […]

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Glasgow Necropolis Ghosts & the Gorbals Vampire

Glasgow, Scotland

The Glasgow Necropolis is a sprawling cemetery perched high on a hill overlooking the city and dating back to 1832. It is a gorgeous site, being adorned with some 3500 monuments paying tribute to more than 50,000 interments. However, its beauty is easily overshadowed by its notorious reputation as being one of the most haunted places in all of Scotland. Legends of ghosts and vampires that roam the 37 acres which make up this spooky cemetery exist […]

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Haunted Highgate Cemetery: The Highgate Vampire and Ghosts in London

London, England

A sprawling collection of crooked and cracked gravestones, tombs and crypts, hidden beneath lusciously overgrown greenery lies in the heart of London. The Highgate Cemetery looks like a surreal scene right out of a horror movie, so much so it has even featured in a couple such as 1972s ‘Tales From The Crypt.’ Built in 1839, the Highgate Cemetery was purposeful in easing the burden death had placed on small church yard cemeteries, which were […]

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