No matter how creepy or real an urban legend sounds or how many chills it sends through one’s body, it is usually disregarded and not really thought of again because it is believed to be untrue.
Well, what if there’s proof?
In Lafayette, Colo. at a small cemetery, there lays a questionable tombstone.
The grave suspected to be that of a vampire’s reads: “Tudor Glava, Born in Transylvania. Died in 1918.” A tree has grown out of the middle of the grave and is said to be from the stake that was jabbed into the vampire’s heart to kill him.
A passerby who wished to remain anonymous said he was familiar with the myth.
“I remember when I was a teenager, my friends and I would bring our girlfriends up here at night,” he said. “One friend would be hiding behind the tree, and once we got close, he’d start making spooky noises from where he was standing. Those girls ran so fast out of the cemetery.”
But not everyone saw it as a joke.
“I haven’t been out here in 10 to 12 years,” said Billy, a Lafayette woman who was at the gravesite meeting a friend. “And it’s odd; when I was here before, there were two graves on either side of this tombstone, and now they’re gone. They were said to be the victims of the vampire.”
The urban legend has inspired a CU film student, Nicholas Bernhard, to create a 30-minute black and white film titled, “Glava.”
If you are interested in seeing this vampire grave for yourself, it lies at the Lafayette Cemetery, 15 minutes from Boulder, on N. 111th St.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Anisah Ali at Anisah.firstname.lastname@example.org.