By Laurell K. Hamilton
While an arsonist's fires start licking at St. Louis's undead, it's as much as Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter to save lots of the very monsters she's sworn to break.
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But the UFO itself seemed real, because in one sequence it can be viewed entering shot from the right hand edge of frame, gradually emerging just as a solid object would do. From the start we decided to invite scientists to assist us, notably a sceptical young doctor, now a professor at a British university but then a physicist at Salford University. He and several colleagues from other colleges who had some interest in paranormal anomalies met with our UFO investigation team at Manchester University to try to progress the case using specialist equipment and expertise.
Something Which Should Be Stopped. Even by a Card from the Mayor”, Daily Arkansas Gazette, 28 Oct 1879. 7 “Night Doctors. A Negro Superstition Which Cost the Life of One of Their Race”, St Louis Globe-Democrat, Missouri, 4 June 1885 8 “Surgeons Driven Off. Silly Negroes Spoil An Operation. Strange Hostility of Washington colored People to the Use of the Knife by a Doctor – Four Physicians Mobbed in Broad Daylight”, Trenton Times, New Jersey, 4 June chloroform, proceeds to fill up a bucket with the victim’s blood, for the purpose of making medicine…” 9 The newspapers reported regularly on the fears of night doctors amongst the African American communities right up until the end of the 19th century.
By”. Reports even asserted that of late: “The number of coloured people who have disappeared is much larger than usual, and they are convinced that the doctors of Washington are not only supplying the dissecting rooms of the city with subjects, but are furnishing ‘castor oil’, manufactured from coloured adipose matter to the large cities throughout the country… Those who indulge in this singular superstition relative to ‘night doctors’ imagine that young and obese subjects are preferred, on account of the oil which they yield, and that hump-backs are especially desirable, on account of their peculiar physical conformation, which renders their dissection of particular interest to medical students.
Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 7) by Laurell K. Hamilton