posted on Dec, 21 2004 @ 09:43 AM
An interesting theory, but at its base are two...questionable assumptions.
The first is that Atlantis existed. We can rehash the standard "Was Plato being allegorical" argument here, but for the sake of discussion I'll
let this alone. Suffice it to say that I'm skeptical about Atlantis' existence, and even more skeptical that it was a super-technological
The second is that vampires do or have existed as described by Stoker/Rice/Hamilton et al. That is to say the suave, debonaire blood-sucking
humanoids with slicked-back hair and impeccable fashion sense. That image of the vampire originated with Bram Stoker in about 1897. Before Stoker's
image of the undead stole the popular imagination, there were a number of different regional accounts of vampire-like creatures. In Eastern Europe,
the vampire was usually described as dessicated, wild, and very violent. In China, the vampire, again violent, but must move about by hopping because
the blood has congealed in his veins so he cannot bend. The Greek Lamia, and the Indonesian Penanggalang are two other, non-humanoid, vampires. If
it were possible to trace this legend's origin to a specific location, or if there were more consistancy between the different cultures' depictions,
I might be more open to your supposition. As it is, to me it's a nice place to start a work of fiction, but not something that's particularly
likely to be true.
 Keep in mind that our primary source for Atlantis is an iron-age Greek. 17th-18th century technology would be advanced tech from his perspective.
This is one of my greatest frustrations when discussing ancient advanced civilizations with people.