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  • Dracula Untold Official Trailer #1 (Hero of Europe, muslim killer)

    10/17/2014 10:34:02 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 31 replies
    crew ^ | Summer 2014 | Crew
    First movie that focusses on the real Vlad Dracula. Fought for his country against the muslim beheaders. Then he impaled them all. I think the "thing" in this movie is that he gets so desperate in his fight against the muslims, that he becomes a vampire.
  • Archaeologist believes he's found 'Dracula's dungeon'

    09/30/2014 12:34:23 PM PDT · by dware · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09.30.2014 | Kate Seamons
    An archaeologist who has been part of the restoration and excavation effort at Turkey's Tokat Castle believes he has uncovered the dungeons where Vlad the Impaler was once held. Ibrahim Cetin tells the Hurriyet Daily News that the two dungeons that were found were "built like a prison." And while he deems it "hard to estimate" which room the man who served as Dracula's inspiration was held in, "he was around here," he says.
  • ‘Dracula’s Tomb’ Discovered in Italy (Naples)

    06/17/2014 11:15:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | 6/17/14 | Esma ÇAKIR
    Estonian researchers believe they may have finally discovered the whereabouts of “Dracula’s” grave, which is in Italy and not the Romanian Transylvanian Alps as first thought. The inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic novel “Dracula” is thought to be Vlad III, the 15th century Prince of Wallachia in Eastern Europe. Known posthumously as Vlad the Impaler, the ruler was known for his brand of cruelty across Europe, which included impaling his enemies. Vlad’s ultimate enemy were the Ottomans. Depictions of his endless cruelty made history books, securing his reputation as one of the biggest villains in Turkey’s collective consciousness, as...
  • Dracula's Castle Up for Sale

    05/19/2014 7:51:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Global Post ^ | May 13, 2014 | Jess Zimmerman
    Now you can own Dracula’s castle Transylvania's Bran Castle, long connected with Bram Stoker's indelible creation, is for sale. Count Dracula never lived in Bran Castle, in the Transylvania region of Romania, because he was a fictional character. But look, it’s a Gothic-looking castle in Transylvania — plus, Vlad the Impaler, the historical figure who inspired Bram Stoker’s indelible creation, was reportedly imprisoned here. So it’s no surprise that it’s commonly called “Dracula’s Castle,” and that (like Transylvania’s Hunyad Castle and Poenari Castle in Wallachia) it’s often linked with the vampire legend. And now, you can own it. If you...
  • June 17, 1462: The Battle of the Blood Drinkers

    06/17/2013 9:34:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 17, 2013 | Sean Fitzpatrick
    Like flaming demons, Wallachians rushed out of the night and into the Turkish camp, striking terror in an army of terrorists. Leading the charge was a gore-spattered chieftain—hewing and hacking a path to the central tents where the Sultan huddled in fear. On he came, Vlad Dracul, raining down slaughter and raging for Mehmed’s blood.On June 17, 1462, outside Targoviste, Romania, the world was given a rare instance of how the good can be accomplished though the grotesque—for God can deploy His enemies as allies. Vlad Dracul III, Prince of Wallachia, can hardly be considered a warrior of faith; but...
  • Dem warning: Obama could lose Wisconsin

    10/28/2012 7:43:50 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 28, 2012 | Alan Blinder
    “If the election was held today, President Barack Obama would lose the state of Wisconsin because where his base is, we have not turned out the vote early," Mayor Michael Hancock told a Democratic rally. "The suburbs and rural parts of Wisconsin – the Republican base – are voting. President Obama’s base has yet to go vote. "We've got to get our people to go vote," Hancock said. Early voting, which began in Wisconsin on Oct. 22, is a central component of Obama’s strategy to win the state. The president won Wisconsin four years ago by 14 percentage points, but...
  • Ancient 'Vampire' Corpses Unearthed by Bulgarian Archaeologists

    06/06/2012 3:52:39 AM PDT · by Renfield · 25 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | 5-5-2012 | Christine Hsu
    More than 100 "vampire" corpses have been dug out from graves across Bulgaria during historic excavations, according to the country's archaeologists. Bozhidar Dimitrov, head of the National History Museum in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, said on Tuesday that Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed two skeletons from the Middle Ages pierced through the chest with iron rods to keep them from turning into the undead. Dimitrov said that the two "vampire" remains were found last weekend near the Black Sea town of Sozopol. The tradition of hammering an iron rod through the chest bones and heart of 'evil' people to prevent them...
  • Archaeologists find grave of suspected vampire

    07/14/2008 11:20:59 AM PDT · by BGHater · 73 replies · 1,670+ views
    Czech News Agency (ČTK) ^ | 14 July 2008 | Czech News Agency (ČTK)
    Pardubice, East Bohemia, July 11 (CTK) - Archaeologists have uncovered a 4000-year-old grave in Mikulovice, east Bohemia, with remains of what might have been considered a vampire at the time, Nova TV has reported. The experts made the terrifying find within their research of a burial site from the Early Bronze Age. One of the graves was situated somewhat aside. The skeleton in it bears traces of unusual treatment. When buried, the dead man was weighed down with two big stones, one on his chest and the other on his head. "Remains treated in this way are now considered as...
  • The True Story Of Dracula (Interesting read)

    08/05/2005 9:06:30 AM PDT · by robowombat · 47 replies · 4,142+ views
    Useless-knowledge.com ^ | October 18 , 2004 | Mark Gelbart
    The True Story Of Dracula By Mark Gelbart Oct. 14, 2004 Halloween is a time when friendly neighbors pretend to be tricked by children dressed up as ghosts, goblins, superheroes, clowns, fairies, and Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles. And in return the adults--feigning surprise--pass out sugary treats; a tradition that has helped those in the dental profession for many generations. Unlike most of the characters that make an annual appearance on our door steps, Dracula is based on a real person. Most people are familiar with the fictional version of Dracula created by Bram Stoker, but they are only vaguely aware...
  • A Onetime Marine Scout Sniper on What His Comrades Did to the Dead Taliban

    01/12/2012 6:01:56 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 74 replies
    battleland.blogs.time.com ^ | 12 Jan 2012 | Alex Lemons
    Alex Lemons, a former Marine sergeant who deployed to Iraq three times – including once as scout sniper – reflects on the video of four Marines urinating on the corpses of three dead Taliban in Afghanistan: This is all very painful to me on so many different levels. Back in 2004 one of my fellow snipers shot someone in a mosque in Fallujah. You will probably remember it getting on TV. It was very confusing. I have tried stopping things like this before or I’ve been a coward and let them happen. In my eyes, there are several discomforting or...
  • 'Twilight' star has bloodline to Dracula (Roots connect Robert Pattinson to Transylvania)

    06/25/2010 8:17:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | 06/25/2010 | David K. Li
    Bloody marvelous! "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson was literally born for his famed vampire role, according to genealogical researchers who traced his bloodlines to the real-life Dracula. Pattinson's English roots connect him to famed Transylvania bloodsucker and 15th century ruler Vlad the Impaler, the researchers said. But at least the face and voice of Robert Cullen is in good company, sharing bloodlines with Princes William and Harry. Pattinson is a direct seventh-generation descendant of the Pickering family of York, England, according to Ancestry.com. That line gave birth to England's late, beloved Queen Mother. Her hubby, King George VI, was 16 generations...
  • Chris Matthews Calls Liz Cheney 'Daughter of Dracula'

    03/06/2010 12:45:14 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies · 1,518+ views
    Chris Matthews Calls Liz Cheney 'Daughter of Dracula' By Noel Sheppard Created 03/06/2010 - 14:35 Chris Matthews on Friday referred to Liz Cheney as the Daughter of Dracula. As the "Hardball" discussion turned to the new television ad released by Cheney's Keep America Safe, the MSNBCer invited on a Republican and Democrat strategist to offer their views. "The message of that ad is Dick Cheney`s still out there and he`s still angry about the way his war is being treated by history," said Democrat strategist Steve McMahon. Matthews interrupted with a laugh, "So, this is Daughter of Dracula?" (video embedded...
  • LIVE THREAD- State of the Union - 27 January, 2010

    01/27/2010 4:41:04 PM PST · by SE Mom · 2,518 replies · 98,741+ views
    27 January 2010
    The president is scheduled to give the State of the Union address at 9 PM eastern.
  • White House Argula On the Menu (Zero's First State Dinner)

    11/24/2009 12:57:59 PM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies · 1,784+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 24, 2009 | Mary Katherine Ham
    I bring you the State Dinner menu. First item: Potato and Eggplant Salad White House Arugula with onion seed vinaigrette 2008 sauvignon blanc, Modus Oprendi, Napa Valley, California Perhaps the price at Whole Foods is no longer an issue because they're growing it in the garden? “Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?” the senator said. “I mean, they’re charging a lot of money for this stuff.”
  • Books of the Un-Dead (Imitators of Bram Stoker’s classic 'Dracula' have missed the point. Until now)

    10/30/2009 7:37:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 1,607+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/30/2009 | S.T. Karnick
    Although the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker, has surely been one of the most influential works of genre fiction ever written, ironically the central point of the book has nearly always been missed. Fortunately, a new novel co-written by Stoker’s great-grandnephew brings that aspect of the Dracula myth back to its appropriate place of primacy. Stoker’s clear intention in the original novel Dracula was to make the devil, literally Satan, real to readers by depicting a naturally occurring but preternatural stand-in, Count Dracula. This is indicated throughout the book by direct references to Dracula as a devil, and by imagery...
  • Dacre Stoker writes sequel to Bram's classic

    10/25/2009 3:25:16 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies · 631+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 21, 2009 | CAROLYN LESSARD
    Now, more than 100 years later, Dacre Stoker, the great-grandnephew of the famed Irish novelist, and Ian Holt, have written a sequel, "Dracula: The Un-Dead."
  • Archaeologists Discover ‘Count Dracula's’ Cellar

    10/02/2009 11:39:12 AM PDT · by mgstarr · 13 replies · 869+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | 10/2/09 | Christopher Szabo
    Archaeologists have found a cellar in the university town of Pécs in southern Hungary, which they believe to have belonged to Wallachian Duke Vlad III, more commonly known as ”Dracula.” Tamás Fedeles, tutor of medieval and early modern history at Pécs University said his research showed that Vlad III Tepes alias ”Dracula,” lived in a two-story town house on what is now the city’s central square. Fedeles says the Duke of Wallachia (modern-day southern Rumania) owned the house in the 1460s and this is confirmed by a 1489 document that refers to it as ”Drakulya House.” The document contains a...
  • PHOTO IN THE NEWS: New "Dracula" Fish Discovered

    03/15/2009 10:07:08 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 1,928+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | March 11, 2009
    While he may not vant to suck your blood, the male fish seen above does sport spooky-looking fangs that have earned it the name Danionella dracula. Researchers at London's Natural History Museum found several of the new species (bottom) in a tank of aquarium fish. Initially museum staff had thought the 0.7-inch-long (1.7-centimeter-long) creatures, caught in Myanmar (Burma), were part of an already known, related species. "After a year or so in captivity, they started dying," museum scientist Ralf Britz told BBC News. "When I preserved them and looked at them under the microscope, I thought, my God, what is...
  • Myth of Dwarf Dinos in Dracula Country Confirmed

    06/24/2008 7:21:27 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 939+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 6-13-2008 | Jennifer Viegas
    Myth of Dwarf Dinos in Dracula Country Confirmed Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News June 13, 2008 -- In 1900, the sister of an eccentric Austro-Hungarian aristocrat named Baron von Nopsca found a tiny bone on the baron's family estate in Transylvania, a historical region in present-day Romania. The baron, who was a dinosaur buff, identified the bone as belonging to a dwarf dino that likely once lived on an island in the region. The motorcycle-riding baron's outrageous theories were ridiculed and largely dismissed, but now new evidence suggests his proposed island of dwarf dinosaurs did indeed exist in the land of...
  • Al Gore Appearance at the Marin Civic Center (MOONBAT PHOTO ALERT!)

    05/25/2007 3:23:56 PM PDT · by freespirited · 19 replies · 1,170+ views
    Zombietime ^ | Zombie
    This is a photo essay that describes a recent appearance by Gore in Marin county, California. Almost as much fun as Kerry Krack-ups.
  • Man Drives Stake In Grave Of Slobodan Milosevic

    03/05/2007 9:52:18 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 25 replies · 2,423+ views
    Javno ^ | Tuesday March 6, 2007 | Javno
    SLOBA THE VAMPIRE Man Drives Stake In Grave Of Slobodan Milosevic Be careful or Milosevic will get you from his grave, the police told the man who had driven a stake through Milosevic's grave. On Saturday, Miroslav Milosevic, a well known member of the Resistance from Pozarevac, invaded the grave of Slobodan Milosevic through his neighbour's courtyard and put up a hawthorn stake, report Serbian media. The time of vampiresHe visited Milosevic's grave twice that Saturday: the first time at 1 A.M., when he wrote the following words in the Book of Memory: "Dark to dark, he is buried...
  • Dracula's castle on sale for 60 mln euros

    01/20/2007 10:18:39 AM PST · by lizol · 34 replies · 1,331+ views
    ANTARA News ^ | Jan 21, 2007
    Dracula's castle on sale for 60 mln euros Bucharest (ANTARA News) - Bran Castle, better known as Dracula's Castle, has been put up for sale for 60 million euros (75.6 million dollars) and local authorities in Romania are considering buying it, officials said Wednesday. "Bran Castle is very important for our province's tourism industry. We have set up a commission with five members of the council that will examine the possibility of buying it," Aristotel Cancescu, president of Brasov province's council, was quoted by AFP as saying. The castle was returned in December 2006 to Dominic Habsburg, the grandson of...
  • Dracula's Castle's Up for Sale

    01/11/2007 7:40:48 AM PST · by lowbridge · 92 replies · 2,034+ views
    AP ^ | January 11, 2007
    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - You might think the owners of Dracula's castle are out for blood. The family that owns the Transylvanian castle wants $78 million dollars for it. The castle was home to the 15th century medieval ruler who inspired the novel about the blood- sucking Count Dracula. Dominic Habsburg is a member of the castle-owning family and an architect in upstate, New York. He insists his family is being reasonable. He says the family wants the castle preserved and selling it to local authorities is the best way to do it. The Transylvanian castle is now a tourist...
  • A Man Once Lived Who Confronted Islamic Fanatics-Count Dracula

    10/14/2006 8:30:13 AM PDT · by spartagroup · 56 replies · 2,755+ views
    Conservativehumor.net ^ | 10/14/2006 | Ricky Acuchillador
    A Modest Proposal One Western Guy Easily Found a Solution to Radical Muslim Aggression By Ricky Acuchillador © Sparta Group International, September 2006 See more at http://conservativehumor.net “We started posting conservative humor to net in 1990, when 99% of published conservatives wrote only stern commentary.” There once lived a man who understood how to successfully confront radical Islamic fanatics. He lived a long time ago, but his exploits remain vivid in the minds of his countrymen today. That man who learned how to deal with Muslim fundamentalists who insisted on imposing their false religion on his territory was known...
  • The Historical Dracula (long but very interesting)

    07/15/2002 4:09:36 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 14 replies · 1,050+ views
    www.eskimo.com ^ | April 30, 1992 | Ray Porter
    == THE HISTORICAL DRACULA: VLAD III TEPES, 1431-1476 == == I. Historical Background == M ost of you ("the members of this list", R.P.'92, -Ed.) are probably aware of the fact that when Bram Stoker penned his immortal classic, Dracula, he based his vampire villian on an actual historical figure. Stoker's model was Vlad III Dracula (called Tepes, pronounced tse-pesh); a fifteenth century viovode, or prince, of Wallachia of the princely House of Basarab. Wallachia is a provence of Romania bordered to the north by Transylvania and Moldavia, to the east by the Black Sea and to the south by...
  • Dracula's castle returned to Van Hapsburg

    05/26/2006 4:12:53 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 26 replies · 844+ views
    AP ^ | 5/26/06
    BUCHAREST, Romania - More than 60 years after it was seized by communists, the Romanian government is to hand back one of the country's most popular tourist sites, the fabled Dracula Castle, to its former owner, the culture minister said Tuesday. The castle, worth an estimated $25 million, was owned by the late Queen Marie and bequeathed to her daughter Princess Ileana in 1938. It was confiscated by communists in 1948 and fell into disrepair. It will be transferred on Friday to Dominic van Hapsburg, a New York architect who inherited the castle from Princess Ileana decades after the communists...
  • Happy Halloween from the Pacific, 1945

    10/31/2005 9:28:56 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 3 replies · 1,215+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | October 31, 2005 | Heath L. McMeans
    I have not read Dracula ever again. I was ashamed of myself. Here I was, a 2nd lieutenant of Marines, fresh out of OCS, going to fight those Japanese SOB's, and just think, I let a book of fiction scare me like that.
  • State teacher commission probes wound-licking practice by coach

    03/08/2005 1:29:39 PM PST · by Cagey · 35 replies · 881+ views
    The Register Guard ^ | 3-8-2005 | Karen McCowan
    HALSEY - The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission is investigating a Central Linn High School teacher and coach accused of licking the bleeding wounds of his student athletes. The commission is expected to take up the case of Scott Reed in a closed session Thursday in Salem. Its investigation began after a district parent filed a complaint in July, claiming "a pattern of willful, repeated inappropriate behavior, which has threatened student safety and health." Reed remains a dean of students, science teacher and head football coach at the high school after being disciplined last year for licking the bleeding...
  • OVER 181,000 ON US ROLL DEAD: REPORTS

    12/06/2004 1:33:12 AM PST · by Cutterjohnmhb · 41 replies · 2,519+ views
    SBS New Media ^ | Dec 6 2004 | SBS News/Chcago Tribune
    An analysis of voter records by the Chicago Tribune newspaper suggests that more than 181,000 dead people were listed on the rolls in the six swing states in last month's US election. According to the report, published on Sunday, thousands more voters were registered to vote in two places, which could have allowed them to cast more than one ballot. However it is not known whether any people registered in two places voted more than once. But observers agree that this election was a vast improvement over the 2000 vote. Legislation passed after that election was designed to fix some...
  • Genealogists Link Bush, Kerry to Count Dracula

    10/31/2004 4:34:00 PM PST · by MD_2_BE · 43 replies · 1,296+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Oct. 31, 2004 | The Associated Press
    Oct. 31, 2004 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- President Bush and John Kerry are not only distant cousins -- they can be traced back to Count Dracula. That's according to Provo's reputable genealogical research company MyFamily-dot-com. The search firm says both presidential candidates are loosely related through as many as 34 generations to the man who became known as Count Dracula. He was born in 1431 as Prince Vlad the third, and he ruled southern Romania for a time. MyFamily-dot-com says it showed the bloodthirsty warlord's connection to modern times have a little fun before Halloween. But the company insists...
  • Happy Halloween from the Pacific, 1945

    10/31/2004 5:41:51 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 3 replies · 428+ views
    TODAY@ uswriter.com ^ | October 31, 2004 | Mac
    "It was in 1945 and I was a Marine 2nd lieutenant on an LST headed for the invasion of Japan. I found a copy of Dracula in the wardroom, and having nothing else to do except watch the Dolphins race the ship, I went to my quarters..."
  • Catholic Priest Celebrates Mass in a Dracula Cape w/hangings of Wolfman & Frankenstein

    11/08/2003 12:42:48 PM PST · by Coleus · 36 replies · 352+ views
    <p>Growing up a member of the Adams family, The Rev. Dave Adams got kidded about the old TV show featuring creepy family members who snapped their fingers in unison and were particularly popular during Halloween.</p> <p>The holiday was always "a big deal" in this home with spooky sounds from a tape recorder, and a lurking cast of Halloween characters - Dracula, Frankenstein, mummies and werewolves.</p>
  • Beware! Bela Pelosi on the loose.

    04/12/2003 8:38:50 AM PDT · by Brainhose · 19 replies · 323+ views
    4/11/2003 | Brainhose
    Get out your wooden stakes She will suck your wallet dry!
  • Dracula heads for Bucharest (HOLD MUH PLASMA ALERT)

    01/26/2003 2:15:03 PM PST · by MadIvan · 19 replies · 316+ views
    BBC News ^ | January 26, 2003 | BBC News
    Bran Castle in Transylvania is part of the Dracula legend The Romanian Government has announced that a planned Dracula theme park will be built near Bucharest and not in the Prince of Darkness¿s native Transylvania. It took the decision on advice from international consultancy firm PriceWaterhouse Coopers who said that a site nearer the capital would attract more tourists.Also probably based on the legendary experiences of the last consultant to supposedly have gone to Transylvania, Jonathan Harker - Ivan Vlad: Model for Bram Stoker's Dracula Conservationists had vigorously opposed original plans to build the theme park near the listed...