The vampire culture is one that has always been popular with books, movies, and novels. A well-known folklore story that has been passed down for many years with stories about the vampire Dracula by Bram Stoker. Movies like The Twilight Saga Series grossed around $3.3 billion worldwide and Interview with A Vampire grossed over $200 million dollars.
New Orleans, Louisiana seems to be the center of most of this folklore. The city of New Orleans is known for its’ rumored resident vampires and vampire culture. Where TV shows like The Originals are based in New Orleans centered around the vampires who live there and the mysterious deaths. There are stories focused on the area of the French Quarter. The main ones being about The Carter Brothers.
The Carter Brothers
Around 1932, a young girl showing signs of distress roaming the streets of Royal Street panicked and stumbling about. When she stumbled across a police officer and she told this outrageous story about her and many others being kidnapped by these two men who tied up her and the rest of the victims to drain them of their blood. The two brothers would tie the victims up and slit their wrists to drain their blood freely into cups they drank out of, and when they would leave they would cover their wrists with bandages. Their names were John and Wayne Carter, who apparently left before day broke and came back right when the sun went down. Even when the police officer was suspicious of this story they went and checked out the brother’s apartment. They found multiple victims drained of their blood and arrested the brothers. They confessed to everything practically begging to be murdered admitting they were in fact vampires and would have no choice, but to continue to kill. John and Wane Carter, according to Yesterday’s America, were tried as serial killers and were convicted eventually leading to them being executed.
If vampires were real back then with New Orleans, changing with their newfound freedom in the Roarin’ ’20s. They never ran out of food source with new waves of tourist every weekend coming to party in the quarter. Today, there are tours about The Carter Brothers and there are even communities of people who identify with being a vampire.