posted on Nov, 30 2002 @ 04:14 PM
Originally posted by kim... that explains the traditional 'fangs' but did these people crave blood or something? maybe it all just
stemmed from this with added fiction.
actually, the part about craving blood originated from other incidences from the old days.
since no one did autopsies on bodies back then, they always presumed that a person was dead when they weren't responding.
so the person was buried alive.
after several days, the person would show up again.
but they would look very pale from being down there for so long without having anything to eat or drink.
and to top that, people would think that it's back from the dead... heh
since the person looked pale, they thought that they were looking for blood.
i guess all those stories were combined to give a description of the vampires we know of today.