Ceausescu: Dictator. Murderer. Madman.
Let's examine the evidence:
Ceausescu hated the cross!
According to Dr. Nicholas Dima
's book, "Journey to Freedom
", Ceausescu hated Christian cross
es, and blessing
s. While visiting Venezuela
, he requested that a crucifix in his room be removed before he would stay there. And Edward Behr
said, in "Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite: The Rise and Fall of the Ceausescus
", that the dictator walked out of a dinner
in New Orleans
because a priest
insisted on saying a prayer
before the meal.
Ceausescu hated churches!
Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa
, who ran Romania
bureau until he defected to the West in 1978, wrote a book called "Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu's Crimes, Lifestyle, and Corruption
". In it, he claimed that Ceausescu had dozens of church
es in Bucharest demolish
ed, declaring himself "overjoyed at getting rid of musty old churches and synagogue
s." And Dima notes that, in addition to the destruction
of churches, Ceausescu also ordered that numerous cemeteries
be dug up and the corpse
Ceausescu might've been possessed by demons!
Well, probably not. But Dima claimed that Ceausescu moved in a bizarre
way and spoke in an eerie
manner. Indicating that he may have had a less-than-solid grasp of reality
, Dima believed that Ceausescu had been possess
ed by a host of demon
s who constantly fought for control of his body. Maybe not specifically vampiric
, unless some of the demons were blood
HIV rates skyrocketed under Ceausescu!Romania
had an unusually high number of HIV
cases, especially among children. In 1997, the International Health Organization
estimated that half of the world's juvenile
cases of HIV were in Romania. The rate of adult infection
was not believed to be as high, but was still considered much higher than normal. But that couldn't have been because of Ceausescu's stubborn belief that AIDS
wouldn't threaten his communist utopia
and thus never funded any education
to battle the epidemic
, right? No, man, it was vampires! Vampires!
Nicolae Ceausescu and the Case of the Vanishing Corpse!
According to Behr, when the Ceausescus were execute
d in 1989, their bodies were transported to a sports stadium
near Bucharest. Embarrassingly, the authorities then found themselves unable to locate the corpse
s. Behr writes: "Army search parties
scoured the area all night before finding them the following morning, near a shed
within the stadium grounds. Who shifted the bodies, and for what purpose, was never satisfactorily established."
Ceausescu idolized Dracula!
Sure, Vlad Tepes
is still considered a Romanian national hero
, but Ceausescu seemed to carry his fondness for the Son of the Dragon
a bit farther than most. Though Bram Stoker
's famous novel wasn't published in Romania until after Ceausescu's death (maybe he didn't want to give the locals any ideas about how to deal with the undead
), the dictator ordered grand celebration
s in 1976 to honor Tepes on the 500th anniversary of his death. Ceausescu ordained eulogies
, a film
, and a commemorative stamp
to memorialize Dracula
. Ceausescu also tried to move the capital of Romania from Bucharest to Tirgoviste
-- Tepes' 15th century capital! And according to Raymond T. McNally
and Radu Florescu
in "In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires
", only a few days before he was overthrown, Ceausescu hid out in his palace at Snagov
, not far from where Tepes was laid to rest. McNally and Florescu speculate that Ceausescu was "seeking solace
in Dracula's former capital."
What? You want more evidence
? Isn't it obvious by now? This type of proof
just can't be refuted, man! You could present this evidence in any court in the -- Hey, what's all this damn mist
coming under the door? I don't remember any fog
in the weather forecast. Oh God! Oh God, no! Nosferatu
! Das Vampyr
! Back, you foul --
Research from http://www.hollywoodinvestigator.com/ceausescu.htm and http://www.communistvampires.com/ceausescu.htm
Hssst! The sun!