Detective Murdoch investigates the death of a young female student attending a residential boarding school in Toronto. She was found on the school grounds in a fountain and Dr. Ogden confirms that she drowned. Somewhat ominously, she has several cuts and the doctor confirms she had lost 3 pints of blood. She also has what appears to be two bite marks on her neck. Constable Crabtree, who has been reading Dracula by Bram Stoker is convinced they have a vampire on the loose. Murdoch looks for a more realistic explanation and finds that several other girls at the school have been going out late at night and meeting a handsome young man - and who they too claim is a vampire. Written by
Did You Know?
Attempts at animal to human blood transfusions date back to the 17th Century. The first human to human transfusions were attempted in the early 19th Century, and the first successful attempt to use transfusions for hemophilia was done in 1840, but most attempts were unsuccessful until blood type differences were discovered in 1901 with the first successful transfusion based on matched blood type followed in 1906. See more
Brackenreid uses the term "Abominable Snowman" in this episode set in 1898. That term was not used until 1921. See more
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid
[impatiently, after reading the teenaged girl's love letters
Hard to keep your lunch down when you read tripe like this!