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Vampires, are they a myth, or facts

  1. empresswarrior profile image55
    empresswarriorposted 8 years ago

    Legends are often told, of creatures that stalk the night feeding on unexpected souls. Fact, legend, myth, or the imagination of great authors, or is it all of the above?

    1. Faybe Bay profile image73
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Looking forward to reading a hub on the subject, Welcome to HubPages!
      I have to go, motherhood is calling. Good luck!

      1. bonny2010 profile image68
        bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        hope it the imagination of great authors - cause they scare me witless

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          theculto_unoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          imagination false ideom istata betfetaliyu persi their are still clains alive the didn't think someone would move the stones off her grave at strong-bows tree we mean no harm we want to go home. we need help we need to get the arcana scrolls we where brought here by the alchemist any info on were the are would be helpfull can't be to detealed

    2. profile image55
      (Q)posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Here you go, that should answer the question adequately. You can add the Wolfman and the Mummy to that answer, too.

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I dont know, but for some time I was convinced my husband was a vampyre. i might b ecrazy tho..  smile

      1. Paradise7 profile image84
        Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Whoa, really?  What'd he do, to make you think he was a vampire?  Or do you mean emotionally a vampire...

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          Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          its soooo lame.
          I had just had our first child. (I was breast feeding, she would feed for 45 min...sleep for 15 then start all over.) We watched some vampire movie...I said.. "if you were a vampire, would you let me be one with you?"
          he siad.. "I am one. And no, you dont want this life."
          shortly after, our baby kept biting my neck every time she was hungry....

          1. Chouji-Von-Lycan profile image58
            Chouji-Von-Lycanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            hah, this story was awesome smile

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      paarsurreyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi friend empresswarrior

      It is no fact; it is all superstitions and myth and sign of a weak personality.

      Thanks

      I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

      1. Disappearinghead profile image76
        Disappearingheadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        How would an Islamic vampire reconcile his hunger with the Quran?

    5. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This is a fabricated story which arose because some royal family members had a certain disease where their blood wouldn't clot properly (causing excessive bleeding) an so they would drink blood to compensate for te loss of blood through bleeding.

    6. profile image59
      paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Vampires is just a myth, have no scientific or religious reality.

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      johnbranchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The idea of vampires is probably a myth based on reality. There is a hereditary blood disease called porphyria that accounts for many of the characteristics attributed to vampires. Symptoms includes cravings for blood, sensitivity to light, and a general "vampire-like" appearance.
      http://wheyproteinwarning.com/

  2. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    I don't being a daywalker. Lol.

  3. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 8 years ago

    There as always a little truth behind every myth

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    Madame Xposted 8 years ago

    Actually I think we've all met a few. I think the myth comes from the truth (as Hokey says above). We've all met people who somehow manage to suck at your energy and after being with them feel exhausted. Then we avoid them. We may not know why we avoid them but this might be it.

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      theculto_unoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      you have and were not like people think we do have feelings and
      emotions

  5. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    Blood suckers/flesh eaters are truth, immortal daywalker vampires are myth.

    1. Helpmerhonda profile image54
      Helpmerhondaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I agree there are groups of people who drink and dine on blood and call themselves vampires, They believe they achieve some type of energy from ingesting blood ( I'm not sure how safe that is these day with all the blood borne pathogens out there).  They often hunt together, practice religion together, and belong to specific groups or covens.  Others Just like to dress like vampires,but these days that's called goth!

      1. Disappearinghead profile image76
        Disappearingheadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Do vampires worry about things like hepatitis or aids? Any socially responsible vampire should first take a blood sample and get it tested properly before tucking in.

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          Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          There are two different types of "real vampires."

          1. There are those that believe blood benefits their health. These groups normally have their own private blood banks filled with blood that has been donated to them by "victims" who have been tested repeatedly for any blood-born diseases.

          2. There are those who drink blood as a sexual thing. Most of these type of "vampires" only share blood with their lovers, who are normally tested. They may also bathe in the blood of their lover.

  6. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    I dated one once

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    absolutely real and quite private. I Have hubs on vampires and wish one would spare the time to let me interview them, maybe one day, who knows.


    btw I've been to Anne Rice house, lets just say it's got an interesting vibe hmmmmmm

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      Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, I'm jealous now. How did you manage that? Does she offer tours or something? I'd love to see the home of the woman who created Lestat.

  8. blondepoet profile image69
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    Some vampires are kind of sexy especially if their name is Brad Pitt.

    1. drej2522 profile image83
      drej2522posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      rolls eyes...geez! smile

  9. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    There are some groups on orkut/facebook with title "aghori". You can search and read the threads posted by members, sick and shocking.  Search for "Gary Stevenson aghori" will give interesting results on google.

  10. IzzyM profile image90
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    Vampires don't exist except in the warped minds of a few who try to emulate them. The whole myth about vampires came from the imagination of writers from days gone by.
    The stories were originally based on vampire bats which do exist and do suck blood from their victims, usually other animals not humans.

    1. theirishobserver. profile image59
      theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

      one of my ex-girlfriends was definately a vampire smile

    2. AnythingArtzy profile image84
      AnythingArtzyposted 8 years ago

      google..... Vlad Dracula.

      He is where the myth originated. a very real and vicious man who impaled his victims on poles, some while they were still alive. he thrived on this stuff.

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        Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Vlad Dracula and Elizabeth Bathory were both inspirations of the famous Dracula. Both were real people. Both were sick and possibly insane.

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          moonphlowerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Bathory was a true nut job...a little on the insane side with her blood baths.

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            Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Just a LITTLE? lol

    3. Hokey profile image60
      Hokeyposted 8 years ago

      The world is a vampire

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        (Q)posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        We're all just a rat in a cage?

        1. Hokey profile image60
          Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          yup

    4. Paradise7 profile image84
      Paradise7posted 8 years ago

      I wonder why vampires can seem sexy to some?  It's a very gross and shuddery, but fascinating for all that, subject.

      1. blondepoet profile image69
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I know in Christoph Reilly's vampire hub
        http://hubpages.com/hub/Captive-of-the-Night
        people just went gaga how sexy it all was LMAO.

        People are a funny bunch smile

        1. Paradise7 profile image84
          Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, blondepoet.  I visited that link.  You know, in Bram Stoker's "Dracula", the original book, it made a real sensation because it was the first literature in the English language to really describe a female orgasm.  And a female orgasm scared all the men involved, except for the vampire!  Bram Stoker, himself, didn't know that's what he was describing...he was a Victorian gentleman, after all.

    5. electra73 profile image56
      electra73posted 8 years ago

      Psychology has coined certain people as being energy vamps, but these vampires are nothing like the legendary vampires we find in folklore, movies or comic books. A energy vamp is someone who feeds of another person's energy weakening their defenses against negativity or illness. I really don't feel silver crosses, stakes or fire is going to do anyone much good against the real vamps that walk amongst us, avoiding these types of people or spending limited time with them will bring you better results than a necklace of garlic.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 8 years ago

      has anyone here been bitten?

      1. kirstenblog profile image77
        kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I was bit by one of those wiener dogs, within an inch of my right eye yikes

        Does that count? smile

    7. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

      Gee...and all along I thought vampires were real...

      1. frogdropping profile image83
        frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No, not really UW. Just retired ex-grammar school teachers. Sticklers for grammatically correct prose. All are allergic to garlic, nature of the job. None are happy, rarely are they able to raise they're emotions to much above morose. A rather miserable social group. Love candlelight and dark and stuffy living conditions. Probably related to years and years of working in classrooms full of bored kids and one wall always being devoted to windows. Best avoided and certainly not sexy wink

    8. Rwritings profile image59
      Rwritingsposted 7 years ago

      The stories about Vampires started because people centuries ago did not understand the natural process of decomposition of a body.  When a body starts to decay natural gases and fluids like blood rise up to the surface making it appear like the corpse has risen from its grave to suck the bood of the living.

      1. Dave Barnett profile image52
        Dave Barnettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        And the most famous vamp of all, Vlad Tepes was merely a blood thirsty  hero of his people, protecting them from Islam, you know, like George Bush!

    9. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image94
      AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 7 years ago

      For those who think real vampires might exist, there's always this:  http://www.vampiretemple.com/

    10. melpor profile image93
      melporposted 7 years ago

      Vampires are  mystical beings. The idea of a human going around biting another human on the their neck for blood started from the images of vampire bats sucking blood from farm animals in tropic regions of the world such as Mexico. I do not know why people believe such absurd nonsense.

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      just_curiousposted 7 years ago

      Mathematicians have run the numbers. Vampires cannot be true. If they were, they would have wiped us out already, but I have it on good authority that werewolves exist. Which might explain the fact that people believe in vampires.

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        paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this
      2. melpor profile image93
        melporposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Werewolves also fall in the category of mystical beings. Again, this idea started from what people observed again, of all places in Mexico, of people born with a lot of hair on their faces because of a rare genetic defect. They look like the imagined werewolf creatures some Hollywood writer conjured up many years ago to make money in the movie industry.

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          just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Tell that to the guy that lives three doors down from me. Maybe I'd be able to get some sleep every full moon.

          Sorry, simply joking. I love vampire movies, but I thought the original question was presented as a joke.

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      klarawieckposted 7 years ago

      Vampires that suck your blood do not exist. There are, however, those spiritual vampires - people who just stand right next to you and suck the energy from you. smile

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        BunuBobuposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I have come across the spiritual soul suckers.
        The ones that suck blood do exist but they they are called "The Government".

        BTW: Sunlight does kill them, it only makes makes them stronger!!

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          paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this
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          klarawieckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Government? Really? I thought they were all lawyers! lol

    13. recommend1 profile image70
      recommend1posted 7 years ago

      They never were myths or legends - they all come from Dracula by Bram Stoker - even the link back to Vlad Dracul is tenuous - and anyway the real man was a Prince who flip flopped between christianity and Islam depending on who was strongest - as he plotted to get the throne.  Just a normal politician who got carried away with those big sticks when he got the upper hand for a while !

    14. profile image59
      paarsurreyposted 7 years ago

      Vampires are just a myth,they have no scientific or religious reality.

      1. profile image0
        klarawieckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You haven't met my boss!

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          paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Wel that is another thing.

     
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