By any chance, do you have an authentic medieval vampire hunting kit? Well, if you do, Ripley’s Museum is willing to take it off your hands for a fair price. Thanks in no small part to the Twilight explosion, vampires are big business now, and Ripley is in the vampire hunting kit business. The kits, containing a gun, garlic, crosses, stakes, mallets, and silver bullets, among other thing, have become some of the most popular exhibits at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museums around the world, so they’re looking to add to their collection of 30 anti-vampire kits.
It’s the largest collection on display to the public of its kind, and they’re scouring auctions and antiques shops for more. Just ask Edward Meyer, VP of Exhibits and Archives for Ripley’s: “Vampire kits are very rare,” said Meyer. “There are maybe a handful of them outside of Ripley’s and we’d like to acquire those as well.”
I’d like to make a Twilight vampire-hunting kit. I’d put a CD of indie rock, unisex makeup, and a spray can of body glitter for trap-baiting purposes. Add in a gun, a stake, holy water in a squirt gun, and a copy of Lost Boys (because Twipires hate good teenaged vampire movies). Toss in an Edward Cullen-shaped target, and I think I’ve got myself a winner.