"Hundreds of children were marauding between the tombstones and the city was gripped with terror. A vampire had been spotted in the cemetery.
Some of the brave monster-hunters were armed with makeshift weapons and dogs.
Most, though, were armed with nothing more sinister than a fertile imagination, fuelled by the magic of cinema and the wonder of American comics.
This might sound like a scene from Twilight or one of the other vampire films that have been sweeping the box office, but it's actually a Gorbals policeman recalling a night in Glasgow's southern Necropolis 47 years ago.
Teams of hysterical schoolchildren had staked out the graveyard and crypts in the hunt for a truly terrifying figment of collective hysteria.
There was a ghoul in the Gorbals. It had iron teeth. It had taken two boys.
And they were out to get it."
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How times have changed.
Edited by Eldorado, 30 October 2010 - 08:25 PM.