You’ve probably seen those supposedly antique vampire hunting or killing kits online. Some of them have been sold for huge amounts of money. But they’re all fraudulent; no such kit ever existed historically, and the earliest examples don’t seem to date any earlier than the 1970s. This video shows you how to tell that vampire killing kits are frauds.
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