The Vampire Clan
Article by Kit Simpson Browne
Based in Murray, Kentucky, the Vampire Clan were a group of teenagers who believed that they were, in fact, vampires. Rod Ferrell, the leader of the cult, in particular had embraced both the lifestyle and the identity of a vampire – claiming to in fact be a 500-year old creature named Vesago.
The Vampire Clan reportedly took part in many of the traditional activities of vampires – including drinking the blood of others. As the man who first initiated Ferrell into vampirism put it: “Bloodletting can be a sexual act, vampires are very sensual. The embrace, whether it be male on male, female on female, is sexual. It’s the taking of one’s fluid into your body, the joining of souls and spirits that have walked the earth for thousands of years.”
This seems like some normal white people shit for the most part. But they had to take it a step further and murder the parents of one of the members. Heather Wendoff, had run away from a home that she dubbed “hell” – and in November 1996, her complaints were seemingly taken up by Ferrell. Ferrell and an accomplice, Howard Scott Anderson, traveled to Florida, and entered the victims’ home through their unlocked garage. Then, Ferrell beat them to death with a crowbar that they found there. He was sixteen years old.