Bram Stoker invented a number in vampire form for his famous horror novel “Dracula” – to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the book’s publication, there must have been more than 1,300 human bloodshed. Exactly 1,369 fans gathered at the wreckage of Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire, England on Thursday night to break the Guinness World Record set in 2011.
The rules were strict: participants must wear black shoes, black trousers or dresses, and a black cape – of course, sharp dogs on the upper jaw. They must gather in one place for at least five minutes to count.
Organizers from the Monument Administration English Heritage thanked the hobby vampires for their successful efforts. A total of 1,039 participants gathered in Doswell, Virginia for the former Dracula record.
The story of the bloodthirsty Count Dracula was first published in 1897. According to English Heritage, the Irish writer was inspired in the 11th century by a former monastery in the port city of Whitby. In a book about the prince of present-day Romania in the 15th century, Stoker found the name Dracula in the local library, and it is said that he stalked his enemies.
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