Excuse the slowdown in blogging as I’ve been busy as heck. But I did find a priceless jewel on the internet that I think you might enjoy.
Back in the late 1970’s, the actor Leonard Nimoy (famous for being Mr. Spock on Star Trek) narrated a show called “In Search Of…” where each week they focused on something mysterious or supernatural in a kind of hyperbolic documentary style.
On June 8, 1977 they did an entire episode on Dracula and Vlad Tepes. Even though you probably know most of the story it’s kind of cool to see some old footage of Romania and Romanians, especially remembering that this was right in the heart of the Communist era. In fact, you’ll see a guy named Nicolae Paduraru, the ancestor of Elena Udrea, do his bit to spin the tale for the American camera crew. Fascinating stuff!
BTW the mountain they’re calling “Keflau” in the show is Ceahlau, admittedly a difficult name to pronounce for English speakers ;)