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Real Facts About Vampires

Published by desertsister in Trivia
April 7th, 2009

Very interesting and informative article about the reality of Vampires and those infamous Vampires stories tell about.

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History tells us through myths, legends and folklore (especially from Eastern European tales) that the word Vampire usually means a blood-sucking creature once human and now existing among the “undead”. Various cultures and traditional world-wide have stories about such, once human beings that now haunt the night and creep around in the cover of shadows seeking victims for their blood. The word vampire may first have appeared in the year 1047 and referred to Upir Lichy, a Russian Prince.

Modern Human Vampires are described  as - ” essentially human beings, and to all external appearances are exactly that, nevertheless have pronounced vampiric characteristics having a need, compulsion, or involuntary tendency to ‘feed’ upon some substance or some kind of energy produced by other living things”… especially other humans. [www.vampires.monstrous.com]

There are basically 2 types of Human Living Vampires:

1. Sanguinarians, who lust for blood  

2. Psychic Vampires, who experience and express a fetish concerning blood and blood rituals

It must be remembered that TRUE HUMAN LIVING VAMPIRES were born a human being, they age and they will die after a normal human age span of time. They are not immortal nor turn into bats when they need to escape from a dangerous situation

Many due have innate abilities they strive to enhance. These include:

-extrasensory perception

-extra keen night-vision with ability to see without even moonlight

-extra sensitive skin, which may sting and burn when exposed to sunlight

-ability to see auras around humans

- exceptional hearing & taste ranges

- some have extremely enhanced strength & energy (especially during evening darkness)

 Famous people identified as Vampires include:

Elisha Dushku the actress who played “Faith” on the TV Show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, has been given this honor by the urban legends circulating around the ‘Net’ and community. Her character was a Vampire slayer on the show and she is not!!! Repeat not a Vampire, as some have suggested.

Count Dracula the nefarious immortal character of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula [also known as Vlad the Impaler of Romania].

Lady Bathory ( a renowned serial killer from the Middle Ages) was called a Vampire, because she drank the blood of young maidens for years.

Nosferatu of Transylvania was another blood sucker.

LeStat, the Anne Rice novel character, played by Tom Cruise in the movies.

Then there is the case in the mid 1700s of a man named, Peter Plogojowitz who was a Serb peasant, in the village of Kisilova.

And there was the man Arnold Paole, an ex soldier who claimed to have been attacked by a vampire in Gossowa. After his supposed death villagers reported being attacked by him, bitten and some of their blood drained…to the point that they dropped ill for many days and some even died.

If Vampires are the real deal then there are only a few ways they can die say the ‘old ones’ who believe in these creatures of the dark:

·  Garlic – only keeps them away from you, it will not kill them.

·  Silver cross – will burn them and keep them at bay.

·  Wooden stake through the heart will kill them.
* Decapitation of their head  assuredly will kill them.
* Sun light or fire will kill them.

·  Steel placed in their mouth, over their eyes, over their ears, and in between the fingers at time of burial  will ward them off.
* Supposedly putting a crucifix inside coffin will ward off and stop the vampire from rising from it’s grave
* Exorcism by a Holy Person (Priest) will kill them.

·  Holy water will burn them and sometimes can kill, if there is enough thrown on them

·  It is said they hate winter because falling snow will burn and kill them.

·  Rain or running water (such as rivers) will burn and kill them sometimes.

·  A Vampire cannot and will not drink the blood of the dead if they do they will die.

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  1. Posted April 7, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Interesting details of the blood sucking unhuman.

  2. Posted April 10, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Desertsis, I enjoyed reading this article, some stuff I didn’t dig up in my research. One example being the falling snow bit.
    Take care

  3. Owly55
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Cool article!!

  4. bennie 77
    Posted May 10, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Where is Lestat? This article is for him,

  5. ash
    Posted December 7, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    how do people bcome a vampire??

  6. smiley
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    i didn\’t get anything out of it cause i already know this stuff.

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