Antoine Augustin Calmet published an apparently serious anthropological history of the Vampire throughout Europe in the early 19 century called "The Phantom World." All the people he spoke to were adamant about what they had witnessed. His account therefore appears all the more disturbing and became the basis for the flights of Vampiric fancy that took off in the Victorian age.
Written by Antoine Augustin Calmet
Reader: David Tennant
Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.