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Austria - Habergeiss, Schrattl, Vampire

Reports from Austrian-controlled Serbia prepared by Austrian officials between 1725 and 1732 introduced the word vampire into European consciousness. In 1755 the town of Olmutz in Austria was itself the scene of several vampire reports.

Habergeiss: From the Styria region. It is a much nastier version of the German 'Alp' that can change into various animal forms.

Schrattl: A term used in the Karnthen region to describe a being bearing many similarities to the German 'Alp'.


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