In 1946, a bunch of children went missing in Omsk. While police were looking for a serial killer, Omsk residents believed a child-eating vampire lived in the attic of a movie theater…
Omsk, the second biggest city in Siberia, has a horror story that would make anyone shudder with fear. A story of a bloodthirsty vampire that fed on small children spread panic among city residents. The urban legend went that the deadly monster lived in the attic of the infamous Gigant movie theater in the Voskresenskiy Park.
Shortly after the end of the Great Patriotic War, children and teenagers began to go missing on the streets of Omsk. Authorities thought a serial killer was operating in the city, while a rumor that a vampire was hiding in the Gigant movie theater began circulating among Omsk residents.
According to a local newspaper report, the first child went missing in the fall of 1946. Over the course of six months, 20 more children vanished.
Most victims disappeared after going to the Gigant movie theater. The place quickly became notorious and many parents refused to send their children to watch movies alone.
Local police finally raided the movie theater and found the bodies of 13 children buried in the attic of the movie theater.
When the public found out what happened, they decided to take care of the problem themselves. A large crowd of Omsk residents went to Gigant and simply burned it to the ground to make no child would be killed in the movie theater ever again.
Being atheist, the Soviet government, of course, didn’t want to hear anything about the vampire and instead carried out its own criminal investigation, eventually finding out what had actually happened.
It turned out there was no Siberian Dracula, who was killing the children, but a band of murderers led by Pelageya Belyaeva and her son Anatoly Vorobyov. The mother and the son hammered together the band of ruthless murderers seeking to rob children of their clothes.
After the war, children’s clothes were in scarcity across Omsk, like in many other parts of the country. There were simply not enough factories to manufacture clothes, let alone clothes for children. That created a high deficit in children’s clothes that could only be found for a high price from street venders in the city.
The murderous gang thought they could make a living by killing children and selling their clothes. And so the killings began.
How tragic, those poor children that is just horrific, but it seems odd too me that they would kill the children just for clothes, why do that why not go stealing clothes where ever else and why the need to kill them all just for clothes ? it makes no sense and sounds like a cover story to me, for it to go on that long in that location and all the fuss that was being made around the place im sure they would have got spooked and moved on to a different place, I dont see how they would have got away with this with everyone on high alert.