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elizabeta09
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So, do vampires really exist ?
I dont mean those who live the lifestyle or the Vampyre sub-cultre, I mean true vampires.

I am researching at the moment and would like to write a book, but i want to do as much research as i can before that.
ive already found some fascinating stuff, and really want more.

if anyway has anything they could tell me please let me know.

thank you so much.
liz

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Hi Liz and welcome to the

Hi Liz and welcome to the website.  There are certainly people who believe that vampires exist and stories of vampires exist throughout many countries and cultures, though I am unsure of any good evidence that they actually existed or still exist.

There have been a few discussions on the forum here about vampires which you may find interesting.

Vampire Myths and Vampire Skull.

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 There's also the medical

 There's also the medical condition porphyria, which you might also want to look into: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porphyria

I think that might be one of the closest things you can get to as far as real 'vampires' are concerned. 

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I am afraid you'll find

I am afraid you'll find the evidence for real-life blood-sucking vampires sadly lacking.
A good idea may be to look into the evolution of the vampire figure from the original "revenant" of the Slavonic tradition, usually a peasant clad in tatters, unable to speak and barely human, to the aristocratic predator played by Christopher Lee in the Hammer movies to the modern day romantic hero so popular in many novels.  
It may also be a good idea to look into the idea of premature burial and "returning from the Dead". Dr Jan Bondeson wrote a lot about these two subjects from a medical, historical and cultural point of view and being also a very gifted writer his works are highly recommended. You may also want to look into the primeval fear of the Dead arising from the graves: Neolithic burial sites sometime contain bodies which bear evidence of having been tied and hands and feet and having their teeth filed. Modern anthropology interprets this as some kind of ritual to stop the Dead from rising from their graves and demand food in a time of famine.
In short the whole subject has material to keep you busy for a lot of time no matter which area you decide to focus on. 

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thanks

Hi there, thank you for the information you have given me, lots of things to consider now and research.
Definately very much appreciated.

thanks again

elizabeta09
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thanks

Thank you i shall look at that straight away.

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No problems Liz, I am glad

No problems Liz, I am glad we could help.  Throw up an questions you come across or want to discuss as I am sure somebody will be able to help further.  When you book is finished maybe we can put a review up for you.

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Vampires..

Hi Liz,
not sure that bloodsucking vampires really do exist..but fassinating topic nonetheless.
I can assure you though that psychic vampires DO exist.
 

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Ooohh.........cryptic finish

Ooohh.........cryptic finish to the post.

I don't think it could be proven that there are supernatural beings that could be described a vampires.

For a human being to live on blood alone is scientifically impossible and they wouldn't be a true vampire if they are just a normal person who also drinks blood.(Kinda creepy)

I want to hear more Domus. 

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Cryptic finish

Hi Someonestoles :-)
this is just a personal theory,but I do believe and have experienced it so many times.
Have you ever spend time in a persons company (not family per se,or someone close),and then just feel totally drained after?
Unexplicably tired all of the sudden,slightly depressed even and wondering why on earth you all of the sudden feel that way?
I learned from a very young age to avoid certain people,as they instantelly made me 'tired',I later learned how to instantelly just raise my own vibrations/levels of awareness,whatever you may call them just a little bit to stop them 'sucking the life out of me',lol,pardon the pun ;-)
Think a bit about this Mysteryshopper,I am sure you have experienced this before?
 
 
 
 

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 *raises eyebrow with

 *raises eyebrow with interest*

Interesting..............So more about sucking of life force than blood as such? Which could be considered the same thing.

I hate to say it,but my Sister is like this. It is definately not a conscious thing from her and I always just put it down to the fact that her life is one drama after another. However to think back on it,even when in a calm situation it is draining. I guess you probably mean people that do it deliberately though?



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