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posted on Nov, 5 2010 @ 05:21 PM
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I'm interested in finding some actual proof of vampire attacks or simply unexplained animal attacks or maybe just sightings of REAL Vampires. I've done some research on the subject but I find that I'm having a difficult time and have found only reports of incidents that happened hundreds of years ago and only a couple of incidents that took place recently. Can anyone help?




posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 05:31 AM
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i would love to be a vampire, i find them fasinating and belive that they could be real



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 10:44 AM
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I would love for them to be real too and I've trying to find research that would back up evidence of vampire attacks. There are people who think that they've been attacke by vampires, but nothing really conclusive because it's all heresay.



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 10:43 PM
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I hope I do not catch to much flack but I think they are or were real. I think they are an ancient race from who knows where? I believe the majority of recent stories stem from a place called Carpathia ( I will correct the spelling if I find the proper spelling)

They do not change into bats although my Native ancestors believe in Skin-walkers. They do posses more strength than a "human" sunlight does not kill them but it hurts their eyes and burns like a bad bad rash. I will try to find my old source and tell you more.



posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 01:03 PM
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Some of you seem to have lost sight of what the true definition of a vampire is. Vampire means bloodsucker. You have vampire bats and vampire catfish. More examples would be welcomed.

But, vampires like Dracula are undead humans that roam around at night sucking the blood of the innocent. The legend does originate, at least in part, from the story of Vlad the Impaler who was known to impale the bodies of captured soldiers in front of his castle as a warning to invading armies. However, the other portion of the legend originates with Mary Queen of Scotts who was said to have kept virgins in a tower and drink their blood to preserve her youth.

Do these undead actually exist? Possibly at one time they did. According to the OT, when Cain slew Abel he fled into the woods and got married. It doesn't say what happened after that but other legends say that the woman he married was a witch who cursed him and all his offspring to roam the earth forever. Now this is fine but we have to remember that there was a flood. I'm sure it would've trapped all these 'vampires' in a watery grave. Even the undead can be eaten.

Their spirits are probably out there somewhere, if the story of Cain and Abel is correct. I seriously doubt that any of these spirits would be capable of doing any real harm though.



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 04:13 PM
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Just want to post a correction for any that may stumble upon this thread. I mistakenly named Mary Queen of Scots as the "Blood Queen" rumored to have killed young maidens for their blood in the Middle Ages. I did some research and found out that it was Elizabeth Bathory, a Hungarian Countess, who is suspected of this. I had heard that it was Mary from somewhere, and decided to take it on faith that that information was correct. Learned my lesson. My humblest apologies to fans of British royalty and to the ghosts of the Stuart family.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 12:28 AM
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Any one who does even the smallest amount of research on vampires will find that the modern interpretation of what a vampire is was basically invented by Bram Stoker. Historical accounts of vampires do not even remotely resemble all of this twilight bs. However that does not mean that there this is not a wider phenomena that "inspired" these myths. Anyone serious about this kind of research will quickly see the similarities to other phenomena.



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 05:26 PM
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I don't suppose you'd care to list those phenomena that you're referring to, would you Jay?



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 01:15 PM
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Immortality, but with a need for blood, and no sunlight?

Yeah, I could handle that. Become a Goth, just use blood dolls, and nobody'd even have to know....hehe...


That's why I hate all these shows with whiny vamps....I'd be having fun with the abilities.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 10:06 AM
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Dear humans of the internet,

If you don't know me I am Faust Ricktofen and I am a werewolf.
I know this discussion is about Vampires I just thought you'd like the voice of an expert. My girl friend is a Vampyr and I have met many in my lives. Most Vampyrs don't want you to know that they are "Vamps". They stay to themselves and don't let you know their "little secret" until it's too late. Yes movies like "Twilight" (which is an abomination) got the whole "sexy, cool, lover, romantic" Vamp right. Today's Vamps use seduction to lure people into becoming a "Donner". Donner's are humans that allow them selves to be fed upon because of some link to the said Vamp. Vamps are now a family oriented society thanks to the werewolf wars that showed them that they needed to work together. I know this because I have seen this, and yes I am a full blooded Werewolf not a turned. Vamps enjoy teasing each other and are often high up in social class because they see humans as pests and wish to be above them. Unfortunately your little "Allergic to sunlight" bit is false. Vamps can go out at anytime. Yes their skin is sensitive and burns easily but they do not burst into flames after 30 seconds. Vamps enjoy the warmth of other beings, this is why they are so attracted to my kind. Humans rarely find a Vamps "love" (suck it Twilight). Humans are a food source not a pet. A few easy ways to tell if someone is a Vamp....

1. They look down their nose at almost anyone.
2. They stay up most of the night.
3. They bite ALLOT.
4. When they see blood they will lick their lips (when this happens if you are a humans you should probably be leaving)
5.They enjoy control (during sex they will dominate you most of the time)
6. They do not like to interbreed.
7. They are light sensitive and get migraines easily.

If you or any of your friends are showing all these symptoms please see a psychic.
Thank you have a nice day.
P.S COOK YOUR MEAT FULLY!!!!!!!!! If you



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 06:50 AM
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In Nature there are Animals that display Vampyric behaviour, see this article from Wikipedia.
[Help with translations!] HematophagyFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search

An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtaining a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis. Note the droplet of blood being expelled from the abdomen after having engorged itself on its host’s blood. This mosquito is a malarial vector with a distribution that ranges from Egypt to China.
A bedbug
Butterflies sucking fresh blood from a sock"Bloodsucker" redirects here. For other uses, see Bloodsucker (disambiguation).
Hematophagy (sometimes spelled haematophagy or hematophagia) is the practice of certain animals of feeding on blood (from the Greek words, haima "blood" and phagein "to eat"). Since blood is a fluid tissue rich in nutritious proteins and lipids that can be taken without enormous effort, hematophagy has evolved as a preferred form of feeding in many small animals such as worms and arthropods. Some intestinal nematodes, such as Ancylostomids, feed on blood extracted from the capillaries of the gut and about 75% of all species of leeches (e.g. Hirudo medicinalis),[citation needed] a free-living worm, are hematophagous. Some fish, such as lampreys, and mammals, especially the vampire bats, also practice hematophagy.

Contents [hide]
1 Mechanism and evolution
2 Medical importance
3 Human hematophagy
4 See also
5 References
6 External links


[edit] Mechanism and evolutionThese hematophagous animals have mouth parts and chemical agents for penetrating vascular structures in the skin of hosts, mostly of mammals, birds, and fish. This type of feeding is known as phlebotomy (from the Greek words, phleps "vein" and tomos "cutting").

Once phlebotomy is performed (in most insects by a specialized fine hollow "needle" called proboscis which perforates skin and capillaries; in bats by sharp incisor teeth that act as a razor to cut the skin), blood is acquired either by sucking action directly from the vases, from a pool of escaped blood, or by lapping (again, in bats). In order to overcome natural hemostasis (blood coagulation), vasoconstriction, inflammation, and pain sensation in the host, biochemical solutions in the saliva for instance, for pre-injection, anesthesia and capillary dilation have evolved in different hematophagous species. Anticoagulant medicines have been developed on the basis of substances found in the saliva of several hematophagous species such as leeches (hirudin).

Hematophagy can be classified into obligatory and optional practice. Obligatory hematophagous animals do not have any other type of food besides blood; one such species is Rhodnius prolixus (an assassin bug from South America). This contrasts with optional hematophages, like the many mosquitoes species, such as Aedes aegypti, which may also feed on pollen, fruit juice, and other biological fluids. Sometimes only the female of the species is a hematophage (this is essential for egg production and reproduction). Coyotes, wolves, and other canids may lick blood.

Hematophagy has apparently evolved independently in many disparate arthropod, annelid, nematode and mammalian taxa. For example Diptera (insects with two wings, such as flies) have eleven families with hematophagous habits (more than half of the 19 hematophagous arthropod taxa). About 14,000 species of arthropods are hematophagous, even including some genera that were not previously thought to be, such as moths of the genus Calyptra. Several complementary biological adaptations for locating the hosts (usually in the dark, as most hematophagous species are nocturnal and silent, in order to avoid detection and destruction by the host) have also evolved, such as special physical or chemical detectors (for sweat components, CO2, heat, light, movement, etc.).

[edit] Medical importanceThe phlebotomic action opens a channel for contamination of the host species with bacteria, viruses and blood-borne parasites contained in the hematophagous organism. Thus, many animal and human infectious diseases are transmitted by hematophagous species, such as the bubonic plague, Chagas disease, dengue fever, filariasis, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, malaria, rabies, sleeping sickness, St. Louis encephalitis, tularemia, typhus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, West Nile fever, and many others.

Insects and arachnids of medical importance for being hematophagous, at least in some species, include the sandfly, blackfly, tsetse fly, bedbug, assassin bug, mosquito, tick, louse, mite, midge, and flea.

Hematophagous organisms have been used by physicians for beneficial purposes (hirudotherapy). Some doctors now use leeches to prevent the clotting of blood on some wounds following surgery or trauma.[citation needed] The anticoagulants in the laboratory-raised leeches' saliva keeps fresh blood flowing to the site of an injury, actually preventing infection and increasing chances of full recovery. In a recent study a genetically engineered drug called desmoteplase based on the saliva of Desmodus rotundus (the vampire bat) was shown to improve stroke patients.

[edit] Human hematophagyMain article: Blood as food
Drinking blood and manufacturing foodstuffs and delicacies with animal blood is also a feeding behavior in many societies. Cow blood mixed with milk, for example, is a mainstay food of the African Maasai. Some sources say[citation needed] that Mongols would drink blood from one of their horses if it became a necessity. Black pudding is eaten in many places around the world. Some societies, such as the Moche, had ritual hematophagy, as well as the Scythians, a nomadic people of Russia, who had the habit of drinking the blood of the first enemy they would kill in battle. Some religious rituals and symbols seemingly mirror hematophagy, such as in the transubstantiation of wine as the blood of Jesus Christ during Christian eucharist. Psychiatric cases of patients performing hematophagy also exist. Sucking or licking one's own blood from a wound is also a behavior commonly seen in humans, and in small enough quantities is not considered taboo. Finally, human vampirism has been a persistent object of literary and cultural attention.

[edit] See alsoConsumer-resource systems
Natural reservoir
Tick-borne disease
Transmission (medicine)
Zoonosis
Chupacabras
[edit] ReferencesScharfetter C, Hagenbuchner K (1967). "Blutdurst als Symptom. Ein seltsamer Fall von Bluttrinken". Psychiatr Neurol (Basel) 154 (5): 288–310.
Ciprandi A, Horn F, Termignoni C (2003). "Saliva of hematophagous animals: source of new anticoagulants" (PDF). Rev. Bras. Hematol. Hemoter. 25 (4): 250–262. www.scielo.br...
Markwardt F (October 2002). "Hirudin as alternative anticoagulant--a historical review". Semin. Thromb. Hemost. 28 (5): 405–14. doi:10.1055/s-2002-35292. PMID 12420235. www.thieme-connect.com.../s-2002-35292.
Ribeiro JM (September 1995). "Blood-feeding arthropods: live syringes or invertebrate pharmacologists?". Infect Agents Dis 4 (3): 143–52. PMID 8548192.
[edit] External links Look up bloodsucker in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Schutt, W. A website dedicated to the study of blood feeding creatures
Galun, R. Evolution of Hematophagy
Beaty, LC. Host-Seeking Behavior in Hematophagous Mosquitoes
[hide]v · d · eFeeding behaviours

Carnivores adult Hematophagy · Insectivore · Lepidophagy · Man-eater · Molluscivore · Mucophagy · Myrmecophagy · Ophiophagy · Piscivore · Avivore · Spongivore · Vermivore · Herpetivore

reproductive Oophagy · Ovophagy · Paedophagy · Placentophagy · Breastfeeding · Weaning

cannibalistic Cannibalism · Human cannibalism · Self-cannibalism · Sexual cannibalism


Herbivores Folivore · Frugivore · Graminivore · Granivore · Nectarivore · Palynivore · Xylophagy · Osteophagy

Others Phagocytosis · Bacterivore · Coprophagia · Detritivore · Fungivore · Geophagy · Omnivore

Methods Apex predator · Bait balls · Bottom feeding · Browsing · Feeding frenzy · Filter feeding · Grazing · Hypercarnivore • Intraguild predation · Kleptoparasitism · Scavenging · Trophallaxis

Predation · Antipredator adaptation · Carnivorous plant · Carnivorous fungus · Carnivorous protist · Category:Eating behaviors

Therefore imho it is possible that a group of humans have evolved to be specialistic Hematophagic behaviour.

Namasté



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 11:39 PM
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as awsome as i think it would be if vampires existed i think i came to the relization that they don't! When i was a teenager i was obsessed with the idea that they do but even if they did they wouldn't be the sexy enthralling creatures as dipicted on television. Unfortuately those vampire will be left for fantasy



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 11:41 PM
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It isn't possible sorry to burst ur bubble. I used to be a believer but ultimately that left me vulnerable to psychos! it's when i realized i'm living in the real world that i realized its not real!



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 11:42 PM
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Just realize imagination is fun but ultimately it's imagination



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 11:42 PM
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Oh i wish u were right.



posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 12:04 AM
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Even 100 years ago one might of suggested they exist, but I think today we can pretty much say they do not and never did in the last 5 million years. If we go past that point we have different species of humans so who knows maybe they died off, if they did exist, but we have expanded our communications across everyone on the planet and it would be rather hard to hide now where 100 years ago it would have been still easy.

If we look at mother earth we see so many similar aspects to creatures here...like two eyes. Two eyes must go so far back on the evolutionary path that they started very close to the first complex creatures on earth since they are typical with all most all creatures here. Saying that, if we look at vampires we really have no examples in the animal world, so I doubt that we would have human vampires existing as a unique species on earth. This would lead one to be rather assured they do not exist in anyway.


I also I truly doubt that any animal or human can feed on "Psychic Energy" or any other energy produced by animals.
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posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 12:06 AM
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This thread is a threat to the masquerade.

I'm officially shutting it down.



posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 12:12 AM
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Maybe in insects to a degree, but where do we see it in the animal world where blood becomes a pure form of nutrition to the point it prolongs life well past a natural life span, it regens the body to never grow old, it gives super human strength, or any other the other assorted aspects of a vampire. We are a long way from the mosquito.



posted on Nov, 30 2011 @ 04:13 AM
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IF vampires existed wouldnt they be the dominant species? concidering that they heal quickly and from storys are 100x stronger than a human...there is 7 billion of us and a unknown ammount of them (if they exist) but still we would be like cattle to them, just i wonder do they (if exist) stay in shadows becouse they like to hunt us or becouse there are not many of them.



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 09:04 AM
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I've seen people with sharp teeth, you can even see it on TV if you look closely and those who look suspicious, they have haughty eyes have uncontrolled anger in their lives and have a violent setting in their interests and feel connected to other people's problems just to benefit from the outcome, maybe their blood.





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