Long before Art DeVaney and Loren Cordain, there were people into the Paleo lifestyle and they instilled fear upon the ignorant agricultural peasants who banded together to hunt them down.
I'm talking about vampires, of course.
Let's compare and contrast shall we?
Is it any wonder the vampires were driven underground? Hunted with stakes and 'holy water' (actually HFCS).
They were a threat to the industrial farm lobby and Big Pharma!!!
Incidentally, a large vampire cemetery was discovered just outside of Prague in 1966 and a casket wrapped in chains was reported as late as 1930 in Slovakia. Vampires have quite the pedigree in these here parts.