Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Vaughn Aiken, iSubbarao Mukkavilli, iLaurie Conrad, iOwen Thomas, iMs Beeds, iStanley Ely, iDavid Hearne, i

  Home > Horror > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Lee Cushing

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Sponsor Me!
· Books
· Articles
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 70 Titles
· 10 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Jan, 2010

Lee Cushing, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Ni'il, The Awakening
by James Boyle

Award-winning finalist 2010 Indie Excellence Awards for horror fiction. Award winning finalist 2010 Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY) for horror fiction...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

The Legend Of Arnold Paolo
by Lee Cushing   
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
Last edited: Friday, March 19, 2010
Posted: Sunday, March 07, 2010

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
Lee Cushing

Terror At Croglin Grange
The Beast Of Gevaudan
The Malaysian Penanggalan
           >> View all

The true story of a vampire

Returning to his village in the spring of 1727 after a number of years in military service, Arnold Paolo bought a small cottage and some land with the intention of settling down.  As time went on, some of the other people in the village started noticing a strange uneasiness in his behaviour, which seeme to include trying to avoid meeting the daughter of a rich neighbour. 

As more time passed, Arnold was not always able to avoid the companion of his neighbours and soon his marriage to the daughter of his rich neighbour was announced.  However the new bride often commented to her friends that he seemed distant.

Eventually giving in to his bride's curiosity, Arnold admitted he had been haunted by the fear of an early death and told her about an encounter with a vampire in a remote area of Greece during his military service, an event which caused him to resign and return to his native village.

Some point later, Arnold fell off the top of a loaded haywagon and died from his injuries.

About a month after his body was laid to rest, several of the local population reported that they had seen Arnold wandering around the village after sunset and others claimed that they were being haunted by him.

Over the next few weeks, several of the people who claimed to be being haunted began to die.  Throughout the entire winter, the people in the village lived in a state of terror.

After nearly three months after Arnold's funeral, it was decided that his body be exhumed to confirm whether he had become a vampire.  The exhumation party consisted of two military officers, two army surgeons and the authorities of the village.

It was early in the morning that the group visited the quiet cemetery, they soon had removed the coffin from the ground and removed the lid.  It was discovered that the body had moved to one side and there was fresh blood which trickled in a thin stream from the side of Arnold's mouth.

The group then proceed to scatter garlic over the remains and drove a stake through the body, which was reported to give out a piercing scream as the warm blood spouted out.

After this operation had been carried out, the group proceeded to exhume the bodies of those who had claimed to have been haunted by Arnold and drive stakes through them.

All of the bodies were eventually burned and the ashes were replaced on consecrated ground




Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Popular Horror Articles
  1. For What it's Worth: The Ten Best Horror/
  2. For What It's Worth: The Ten Best 'Undead'
  3. Are You Nuts?
  6. Dilemma of The African Immigrant in Europe
  7. For What It's Worth: The 25 Best Horror Fi

DESOLATION Island by Terry Vinson

Atop a prison island teaming with super-villains, one evil will dwarf all others. On this island, rescue isn’t an option...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Passports to Hell by Terry Vinson

Next stop: the fiery pits via a collection of unrelenting terror tales that explore the unspeakable horrors of eternal damnation.....  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.