Vampire Cult Members Who Killed Teen Are Bloody Insane

vampire cult member stephanie pistey
Stephanie Pistey
Generally, I'm a sucker for anything vampire-related (no pun intended). True Blood, Twilight ... I was a huge Anne Rice junkie back in the day, and I can't wait for the upcoming film version of Dark Shadows. But the people who take their vamp-obsession so far that they actually believe they ARE vampires? That sh*t is crazy.

Especially when somebody ends up getting killed. Like 16-year-old Jacob Hendershot, who was beaten to death by four men in a Florida parking lot. Now 18-year-old Stephanie Pistey, jailed for luring Hendershot to his death, is saying that she and her "cohorts" were members of a vampire cult.

And that although she personally didn't drink Hendershot's blood, she has drunk the blood of her 25-year-old fiancé and fellow cult member William Chase, because she is, in fact, a vampire.

Mostly.

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See, Pistey believes that she's part werewolf, too. (Why not?)

"Since I was like 12 every fiber in my body, basically everything, I know this is going to sound crazy, but I believe that I'm a vampire and part werewolf," says Pistey.

She's right about one thing -- she does sound crazy. Which makes me wonder: Are the members of this vampire cult legitimately insane? Is this some new kind of mental illness on the rise? And what would the treatment be?

Unfortunately for Pistey, she's probably also correct in her estimation that she'll most likely be stuck in jail for the rest of her life. Even though, in a surprising display of conscience for a person who believes she's not just one breed of supernatural creature, but a mix of two, Pistey says she doesn't think Hendershot "deserved to die."

"He deserved to get the sh*t beat out of him; he didn't deserve to die," she clarifies.

Well, I'm sure that makes Hendershot's family feel much better to hear.

Do you think people who believe they're vampires have some new kind of mental illness?

 

Image via Bay County Sheriff's Office

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