Vampire hunters

Vampire Hunting Kits

Travelers in the 19th century would purchase vampire hunting kits in preparation for their travels to Eastern Europe.

Most vampire killing kits were made in Boston, and contained a crucifix, bible, wooden stake, holy water, pistol with lead bullets, gunpowder, garlic powder and glass vials that held various concoctions to ward off vampires.

They were available by mail order, for people traveling to remote regions like Transylvania, where people were talking about vampires well before Bram Stoker invented Dracula. The quack Professor Ernst Blomberg is one of the fabled craftman that assembled such kits in the nineteen century.

There are only a few original vampire kits in the world, and most of them can be found in Ripley’s Believe It or Not museums, in 8 countries around the world. With interest for vampires on the rise, in the media, vampire killing kits are among the most popular of Ripley’s  exhibits.

To the true hunter, stealth and cunning are the greatest defenses. We are knights on a mission. The cross is our shield, and the stake is our sword. To all you would be slayers and hunters, my advice is to apprentice yourself to a master slayer, be patient and humble, and learn from your master.

If after your first successful destruction, you find you have a taste for the game, them maybe, you can join the ranks of the elite, but if you have any sense at all, you’ll run and hide. Make no mistake about this, the only creature who is lonelier than the vampire, it the one who hunts it.

Abraham Van Helsing, Dracula