With anticipation building before the opening of a new "Twilight" movie, a Boston University religious scholar says that even today some Americans believe they're vampires.
Joseph P. Laycock, who wrote a book on the subject, "Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism," estimates there are several thousand such people in America today.
Laycock said the feeling these people have that they are vampires is neither a religion nor a mental illness. "We need a third box to put it in," he said.
"New Moon," the latest movie in the "Twilight" vampire saga opens tonight at midnight at selected area theatres.
Laycock discussed his work and the movies in a posting on the BU Today website.
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