Anyone who sais they do not believe in vampires has never bothered to look into the subject, and would probably be to closed-minded to even be on this
site. We all know that there are people who like to drink blood, people allergic to sunlight, people who prey on the energy of others, etc. This is
not what I intend to discuss here though.
I believe in the POSSIBILITY that true vampires may exist, in the mythical sense. So from now on when I say "Vampire" (as a proper noun), this is
what I am talking about. So please, leave the other sorts at the door for discussion elsewhere.
If we look at the traits of the Vampire, they can be found all thoughout nature. What I would like to do here is collect data on all of these
different traits and package them into one creature, to see what traits are or are not valid in defining a "true" Vampire.
There are people who CHOOSE to drink blood, and creatures who NEED to drink fresh blood to survive. Does anyone have any evidence of a Human who
actually needs to drink blood, from a clinical perspective?
There are creatures with amazing regenerative capabilites, and scientists seem to believe that Humans may soon have these abilities as well. To regrow
a limb for example. Would it be a far stretch then to believe that a Vampire might be able to quickly regenerate flesh to heal from say a gunshot
There are people who can suffer great harm if exposed to sunlight. There is a place called "Camp Sundown", a few miles from where I live, that is a
nocturnal summer camp for children who are afflicted by this. Not to mention the many creatures who are just nocturnal by nature. It is not a far
stretch to believe that a Vampire may have a problem with sunlight.
Immortality is a very big concept really. Nothing lives forever. The Sun even will burn itself out eventually. So for the our purposes here, let us
simply define immortality as the ability to live well beyond the normal years of a Human lifespan. Hundreds, thousands, maybe even tens of thousands
of years lets say. There are life forms, as microscopic as they might be, that may rest dormant for thousands of years only to be reawakened under the
right set of conditions. What more complex creatures can we think of that live for even a few hundred years? Longer then Human that is. I'm looking
for examples here, but I don't think we can rule out yet that Vampires may be able to live for centuries if not millenia.
I must leave off here, but I will return. I hope that those who choose to participate here will debate logically, and try to put aside pre-conceived
notions. Remember, anything is possible. Raw data will of course be prized as well.