World’s Most Bizarre Political Candidates

2 Jonathon “The Impaler” Sharkey (USA)
The Satanic Vampire that ran for Governor in 2006, now runs for US President 2008

Jonathon “The Impaler” Sharkey (1964 – ) is a self-proclaimed satanist, “sanguinary vampyre”, Hecate Witch and professional boxer as well as wrestler (under the name Rocky “Hurricane” Flash) and perennial candidate for public office. He has filed with the Federal Election Commission to run for President of the United States twice as an Independent candidate (in 2004 and in 2008) and for Congress in at least three states — his home State of New Jersey (1999-2000, Republican), Indiana (Reform Party, 2000) and Florida (2001-02, Republican). In 2006, he ran for governor of Minnesota.

The Vampires, Witches, and Pagans Party was founded by Sharkey in 2005. It is officially recognized by United States Federal Election Committee, although there is little evidence of any membership or activity other than two persons. The Party advocates protection of the religious beliefs and political advancment of individuals identifying themselves as vampires, witches, pagans, demons, Satanists, Wiccans, and those professing similar lifestyles and religious views. An independently produced documentary about Sharkey, Impaler, debuted in Australia on February 9, 2007. His latest project is online: Jonathon “The Impaler” For President 2008