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The Croglin Grange Vampire Tuesday April 25th at the Bell In 1875, a flame-eyed creature picked at the lead in a window pane to let himself in to a remote farmhouse in Cumberland. Thus started a campaign of menace against a young woman: a campaign which only stopped when her brothers tracked the creature down to its resting place in a local crypt. The Beast of Croglin Grange has entered our folklore as one of England’s very few home-grown vampires. So let’s take a look at the story see if we can work out what really happened. Deborah Hyde , former editor of the Skeptic , wants to know why people believe in weird stuff. She attributes her fascination with the supernatural to having spent her childhood with mad aunties. She approaches the subject using the perspectives of psychology and history.  Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX Date: Tuesday April 25th 2023 Time: 7.30 for 8pm Tickets: £5/£3 from