Whitby: Ghoulish gathering smashes 'vampire' world record

Whitby: Ghoulish gathering smashes 'vampire' world record

May 27, 2022 by BBC

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  • Image source, Ian Forsyth/Getty Image caption, The event was organised to mark 125 years since Bram Stoker's Dracula's was published in 1897 A new world record has been set for the largest gathering of people dressed as vampires.
  • Image source, OLI SCARFF/Getty Images Image caption, The previous record stood at 1,039 vampires set at Doswell in Virginia, USA in 2011 OUT FOR THE COUNT The event was organised by English Heritage as part of a year of special events in honour of the book.
  • Image source, Ian Forsyth/Getty Images Image caption, There was a lot at stake for participants in the record attempt Image source, Nigel Roddis/PA Media Image caption, The event had strict rules - including an official costume Image source, Nigel Roddis/PA Media Image caption, Fangs were de rigeur....
  • Image source, Nigel Roddis/PA Media Image caption, Dracula fans attend Whitby in large numbers ever year Image source, OLI SCARFF/Getty Image caption, The reputed romantic powers of vampires were put to the test Hundreds of Dracula fans descend on Whitby every year, with many visitors to the resort asking where Dracula's grave is located, forgetting he is a fictional character.

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