vampire: A creature in folklore and mythology, said to live on the blood of humans and/or animals. Vampires are usually human corpses that rise after sunset to feed.
Virtue, Doreen (1958-): An American author specialising in paranormal therapies and self-help.
voodoo: A religious system originally developed by African slaves in Haiti, since spread to other countries where Haitians have immigrated.
vortex: A mass of fluid or air in a rotational movement, such as a whirlpool. Often used to mean a mysterious disturbance or opening to another realm.