Vampire Hunter’s Kit Is Going On Auction In The UK

There are many shows and movies about vampires—they are quite popular mythical creatures. Many legends are told about them and they have been around for centuries. However, a long time ago, people used to think that vampires were real and walked among us. So naturally, there had to be someone to take care of these scary monsters. That someone was vampire hunters. In historical accounts, it is said that their job was taken very seriously. They were taught how to use specific tools and methods to slay vampires.

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Recently, a kit to kill off vampires was put up for auction in the UK. The kit itself is from the 19th century and is quite creepy-looking, with a lot of gothic elements. It’s lined with crimson silk and decorated with Catholic paintings and crosses. Inside you can find all kinds of useful things to hunt vampires, like a small pistol, three crucifixes, a copy of the New Testament, Cambridge: J. W. Parker, 1842, a rosary, a silver knife, and three jars, one of which is filled with shark teeth. Religious icons were said to repel evil creatures and spirits, so it’s not a surprise that the kit is filled with them.

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Charles Hanson, owner of Hansons Auctioneers says that vampires are popular because of classic works of fiction like Dracula (Bram Stoker, 1897) and The Vampyre (John Polidori, 1819). That’s why they think the box has such popularity on the internet.

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This mysterious box will be brought to an auction on July 16th and will be sold on the 21st. Its estimated price is from 2500 to 3700 dollars (2,000-3,000 pounds.) The box has sparked interest all over the internet.

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The current owner of the box told Hansons Auctioneers that they bought the box because for its stylistic features and they thought it would make a great conversation starter.

What do you think of this box? Is it cool or creepy? Maybe you would even like to buy one? Tell us what you think in the comments!

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