Woman says partner ran off to become vampire
Nov. 19, 2003
ReligionNewsBlog.com • Wednesday November 19, 2003
A young mother says her partner has dumped her to become a vampire.
Rebecca Roberts, from Burnham, Somerset said Matthew Barratt fell for a blood worshipping woman in a US cult.
The 23-year-old mother says he began shaving all his body hair, dressed in black and used Rebecca’s lipstick to redden his eyes.
Rebecca caught him performing weird blood rituals in front of his computer at night – cutting himself to prove commitment.
She said: “I thought it was just a hobby. Everyone’s got a right to one, I was pleased he’d found an interest.”
But then Matthew, 27, told Rebecca he was taking the vampire name Mathau, says The Sun (http://www.thesun.co.uk/). Finally he swore allegiance to a vampiress called Akasha, who heads the Ohio-based cult – and then left to be with her.
Rebecca who has a five-year-old son, said: “He’s gone. I came home and there was a note saying ‘Sorry, I had to go’. We’d been together six years and he just upped and went. As far as I know he’s with this Akasha woman.”
She added: “I never thought this would take over his life. Now, if he came back I’d say ‘fangs, but no fangs’.”
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