Bands of armed, would-be vampire hunters have killed five already.

Vampires are more than ghost stories in some places. In Malawi, a vampire scare has led to a spate of ongoing killings.

The third world “differently worlded” African country is facing on-going mob violence, forcing the United Nations to evacuate its staff from some parts of the country. This isn’t the first time Malawi faced a vampire crisis. It happened before in 2002.

According to Reuters, quoting a U.N. Department on Safety and Security report, vigilante groups sprung up in September after rumors surfaced that vampires were going around and draining people of their blood in real life. Much like the Salem witch trials in 1692, the rumors led to the formation of mobs, who’ve killed people accused of vampirism.

“These districts have severely been affected by the ongoing stories of blood sucking and possible existence of vampires,” the agency said about the southern part of Malawi.

According to the report, roving bands of armed vigilantes have set up road blocks to catch and kill vampires. The effort has raised security concerns for U.N. workers operating in the area.

Florence Rolle, the acting U.N. Resident Coordinator in the region, told Reuters that “some U.N. staff have relocated while others are still in the districts depending on locations of their operations.”

The report further stipulates that the vampire rumor may have come from neighboring Mozambique, where the U.N. also recommended a temporary suspension of their activities.

In a statement to the public, the office of Malawi President Peter Mutharika called the mob violence “distressing and agonizing.”

“This development has been of grave concern to the President and the entire Government,” the statement read.

Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries and depends heavily on foreign economic assistance through the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the donations of individual countries.

Feature Image via Pixabay and Creative Commons license

  • Texaner in London

    When I saw the pic, I thought this would be an article on tort reform.

  • tz1

    Vampires and the UN both suck. Blood and resources.

    • David Watts

      “They walk… but do not live!!” Once again, I’m talking about the U.N.

  • Hairatic Rick

    Grandpa: One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach; all the damn vampires.

    Sam Emerson: Look at your reflection in the mirror. You’re a creature of the night Michael, just like out of a comic book! You’re a vampire Michael! My own brother, a goddamn, shit-sucking vampire. You wait ’till mom finds out, buddy!

    Max: It was all going to be so perfect, Lucy. Just like one big, happy family. Your boys… and my boys.

    Edgar Frog: Great! The Bloodsucking Brady Bunch!

    Alan Frog: [after Laddie vamps out] Holy shit! It’s the attack of Eddie Munster!

    ⁉ from which movie no googleing. ????

    • Keith Benedict

      Lost Boys.

      • Hairatic Rick

        Winner! ????

        • Keith Benedict

          That movie was one of my wife’s favorites back in the 80’s. You don’t want to know how many times I had to listen to the soundtrack.

  • “-has been of grave concern-” Phrasing.

  • Jean Collier

    hahaha third world “differently worlded”

  • Johnathan Hunter

    Why are you reporting Malawai but not Marawi? Milo works for CIA? Is this a distraction? The FBI at home LOVES to divide the mob that has potential of threatening sovereignty. This is what the broad spectrum of Western politics is used for. Divide and rule! Milo is manipulated by CIA.

    • Ruth Gauthier

      I will agree that both sides are heavily manipulated, the CIA”s (deep state) is behind the Anti Trump idiots Antifa. Jones has admitted to acting. The MSM is pure bullshit which is run by the CIA today. But the deep state hates Trump so I will support Trump. The bulk of American life is one big mind control experiment. Portland Or is a long running mind control experiment that started in the 50″s and look how easily they are controlled and used as tools.

      • Johnathan Hunter

        I am afraid to say, Trump is apart of the deep state too. The deep state has to nullify the majority of the public. They divert the threat to fight itself. To do this, you divide them into smaller groups. They use the political spectrum from the far left to far right to divide and conquer. It’s what the Romans did.

        The deep state controls both Republican AND liberal democrats.

        • Johnathan Hunter

          The presidential cycle is a play. The presidents are puppets. The deep state is the puppet master controlling the strings.

          • Johnathan Hunter

            If the deep state didnt want Trump. He wouldnt be president. JFK was shot. Trump would have the same fate, if he was a threat.

  • Charles Perigord

    Let me see if I have this right. The UN is evacuating its employees because the citizens of Malawi keep mistaking them for blood-sucking vampires? Maybe they’re on to something, Buffy or no Buffy.

  • Seth Li Atreides

    We wuz Vampire hunters n sheeeit

  • Jon Skinner

    How to make you’re entire country look like autistic emo teens, riot about vampires. yep that will just about do it.

  • lauro andrea

    One step above cavemen and hunter-gatherers. I heard men landed on the moon 50 years ago.

    • alexander

      Hey, their culture is just as good as anyone’s culture. Maybe better – they are closer to Nature, so that makes them superior. So they kill a few blood-suckers – I’m sure that they don’t let the meat go to waste. Someone’s got to feed those starving children. Perhaps they’ll catch a few UN parasites; they’re easy to spot, being plumper and all.

  • ScienceFiction97

    Give constant aid to a country, and they just rot. Stop giving countries babysitting money and make them raise themselves.

  • JimmyH

    Maybe we can convince our kneeling NFL boys that Malawi is a far more just & equal place than the evil, racist United States and have them immigrate there.