dollysgothworld:

Vampire Hunter Kits
Usually the contents of the kit would be contained in a chest-like box with various compartments. Each kit consisted of the typical anti-vampire tools. Today these vintage vampire slaying kits are being sold for more than six-thousand pounds.

Syringe
The syringe was used to inject the vampires with liquid garlic or one of the many potions and serums included in the kit.
Hammer
The wooden hammer included in the kits was used to drive the stakes into the vampires. Some hammers had a crucifix embedded into the head. Roughly six to seven inches long (depending on the kit), the hammer was a vital tool for slaying.
Garlic
The garlic came in a variety of different consistencies and was often referred to as “Usturoi”. Either whole cloves, powder, or liquid, depending on the kit. The cloves were most likely worn by the slayer for protection. The powder was used as a mace-like substance, intended for blinding or disorienting the vampire. The liquid could be put into a syringe and injected into the vampire’s blood stream.
Stakes
The stakes were driven into the hearts of the vampires. Often vampire slaying would consist of digging up the grave of the alleged vampire and driving a stake through the corpse, pinning it to the ground. Some stakes were shaped as crosses, having a crucifix attached to the top and a point at the bottom. Others were cylindrical shaped with a point at one end and the symbol of the cross etched into the top.
Prayer Book and Bible
Mostly used for protecting the slayer, they were also used for performing exorcisms on vampires or demons.
Crucifix
The symbol of god was the slayer’s most useful tool. Often attached to a chain for ease of access, the crucifix was used mostly during prayer and exorcisms. The crucifix was usually made out of silver. This material was believed to be a extremely potent and unfavorable for the vampire.
Weapons and Ammunition
Each kit contained ranged and hand-to-hand weapons to battle the beasts.
Knives and Daggers
Various knives were included in different kits. Some were used for throwing while others were specifically used for close combat.
Revolvers and Bullets
Revolvers in the kits came with gunpowder and silver bullets. The silver in the bullets was believed to be what actually harmed the vampire.
Crossbow and Bolts
Crossbows were another useful ranged tool. The bolt’s tip was also made of silver.
Bottled Vampire Repellents
The kits also included a variety of different oils, ointments and other holy substances.
Pamant
Also known as holy soil, pamant was used for ceremonial purposes. Like holy water, it was the blessing of the soil which gave it the holy title. Pamant was either placed on the grave or body of the accused vampire.
Agheazma
Agheazma, better known as Holy Water, was also used in ceremonies. Either sprinkled on the slayer for protective purposes or used to harm the alleged vampire.
Mir
Mir is more well known for its reputation of being one of the three gifts given to the son of god. It was an anointing oil which would be placed on either the slayer or vampire.
Tamaie
Tamaie was holy incense. The distinct smell given off by the object was used in ceremony, whether it be used for protection or to ward off the evil spirit which lay in the vampire’s body.
Candles
Used for ceremonies like exorcisms, prayers, and seeing in the dark.
Metal Teeth Pliers
The metal teeth pliers were used to remove the fangs of vampires. Also known as the Dentol, this tool was between 5-8 inches long were basically a pair of metal pliers.

dollysgothworld:

Vampire Hunter Kits

Usually the contents of the kit would be contained in a chest-like box with various compartments. Each kit consisted of the typical anti-vampire tools. Today these vintage vampire slaying kits are being sold for more than six-thousand pounds.

Syringe

The syringe was used to inject the vampires with liquid garlic or one of the many potions and serums included in the kit.

Hammer

The wooden hammer included in the kits was used to drive the stakes into the vampires. Some hammers had a crucifix embedded into the head. Roughly six to seven inches long (depending on the kit), the hammer was a vital tool for slaying.

Garlic

The garlic came in a variety of different consistencies and was often referred to as “Usturoi”. Either whole cloves, powder, or liquid, depending on the kit. The cloves were most likely worn by the slayer for protection. The powder was used as a mace-like substance, intended for blinding or disorienting the vampire. The liquid could be put into a syringe and injected into the vampire’s blood stream.

Stakes

The stakes were driven into the hearts of the vampires. Often vampire slaying would consist of digging up the grave of the alleged vampire and driving a stake through the corpse, pinning it to the ground. Some stakes were shaped as crosses, having a crucifix attached to the top and a point at the bottom. Others were cylindrical shaped with a point at one end and the symbol of the cross etched into the top.

Prayer Book and Bible

Mostly used for protecting the slayer, they were also used for performing exorcisms on vampires or demons.

Crucifix

The symbol of god was the slayer’s most useful tool. Often attached to a chain for ease of access, the crucifix was used mostly during prayer and exorcisms. The crucifix was usually made out of silver. This material was believed to be a extremely potent and unfavorable for the vampire.

Weapons and Ammunition

Each kit contained ranged and hand-to-hand weapons to battle the beasts.

Knives and Daggers

Various knives were included in different kits. Some were used for throwing while others were specifically used for close combat.

Revolvers and Bullets

Revolvers in the kits came with gunpowder and silver bullets. The silver in the bullets was believed to be what actually harmed the vampire.

Crossbow and Bolts

Crossbows were another useful ranged tool. The bolt’s tip was also made of silver.

Bottled Vampire Repellents

The kits also included a variety of different oils, ointments and other holy substances.

Pamant

Also known as holy soil, pamant was used for ceremonial purposes. Like holy water, it was the blessing of the soil which gave it the holy title. Pamant was either placed on the grave or body of the accused vampire.

Agheazma

Agheazma, better known as Holy Water, was also used in ceremonies. Either sprinkled on the slayer for protective purposes or used to harm the alleged vampire.

Mir

Mir is more well known for its reputation of being one of the three gifts given to the son of god. It was an anointing oil which would be placed on either the slayer or vampire.

Tamaie

Tamaie was holy incense. The distinct smell given off by the object was used in ceremony, whether it be used for protection or to ward off the evil spirit which lay in the vampire’s body.

Candles

Used for ceremonies like exorcisms, prayers, and seeing in the dark.

Metal Teeth Pliers

The metal teeth pliers were used to remove the fangs of vampires. Also known as the Dentol, this tool was between 5-8 inches long were basically a pair of metal pliers.

cryptidclub:

thecryptocreep inspired me to make a cute little cartoon skunk ape 

cryptidclub:

thecryptocreep inspired me to make a cute little cartoon skunk ape 

dailysteely:

Cryptozoology project I did

All images are totally in print form too if anyone would like to buy some.

awesomedigitalart:

Soothsayer by Stephen-0akley

ghastlygrimgruesome:

One of the most well known destinations by ghost hunters and urban explorers alike in Richmond, Va is the famous Church Hill Tunnel. Built in the early 1870s, the tunnel is roughly 4,000 ft. long underneath the historic Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond. The tunnel was seemingly always problematic and surrounded by traumatic events. During the very construction of the tunnel the moisture and rainfall affected the soil, causing cave-ins during construction that took the lives of a reported ten crew members. After completion in 1901 the tunnel fell almost immediately into disuse for over 20 years. In 1925 the tunnel was restored to a usable condition to be reopened to aid with the cities rowing and bustling population and economy. 
On October 2, 1925 200 men were at work inside the tunnel on the tunnel’s roof from atop some flat cars pulled by a steam locomotive. The ceiling collapsed upon the locomotive, burying it inside the tunnel. Steam from the trains boiler scalded the train’s fireman who was able to escape the tunnel but would die shortly after from his injuries in hospital. The driver of the locomotive was found dead later, after an 8 day rescue operation, his body badly burnt, a level jammed into his chest. The tunnel was ordered to be sealed by the Virginia State Corperation Commission for safety reasons. The train, it’s locomotive, 10 flat cars and surely a few of the unaccounted for workers were left inside. 
Those who live near and choose to go near the tunnel have reported hearing a number of ghostly sounds. Digging, the sound of the locomotives wheels and voice saying, “Get me out!” have all been reported.
theaxolotlking:

Wierd lil jersey devils

theaxolotlking:

Wierd lil jersey devils

// Endless List of Weird Creatures 16//X: Thunderbird

(Source: thecryptocreep)

princeowl:

i doodled these two thingys yesterday

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