No matter where you go in the world you will find stories of vampires and monsters stalking the night. For many people, the most famous vampire is none other than Dracula himself, the famous count who impaled his victims and reportedly drank the blood of his enemies. However, Dracula has nothing on one of the most notorious serial killers and reported vampires to stalk the earth: Countess Elizabeth Báthory.
History is littered with odd stories of ghosts and hauntings. People throughout the world claim to have spirits that follow them. However, one story stands out among them as particularly unusual. This is the events that surrounded the Winchester Family and in particular Sarah Winchester. The events that surrounded the Winchester family were so outlandish, that it was the inspiration of Stephan Kings book Rose Red.
With Halloween quickly approaching, the nation's need for those spine-tingling scares is slowing increasing. And, the hunger for the next big horror fiction is everywhere we turn. However, what most people don’t realize is that the true horror stories are all around us. One such story dates all the way back to the 1800s. It takes place in 1817, in a small sleepy town in Tennessee and involves the Bell family, which consisted of John Bell, his wife Lucy and his six children: Betsy, Richard, John Jr, Drewry, Benjamin and Jesse. The family lived a relatively normal life. So, when John and his family started to have strange sightings around their home, it was more than just a bit alarming.