posted on Jan, 9 2008 @ 03:02 PM
It's true we don't know everything about this planet. In fact, far from it.
Is it not then possible that these creatures exist?
I have read on a couple of different sites and am beggining research into an interesting concept. Is it not possible that vampires are an advanced
evolutionary stage of humanity?
The common comception of the vampire is a creature mortally averse to sunlight, with incredible spped and agility, superhuman strength and an
insatiable lust for blood which secures their survival.
The theory I have read and bring to your attention is this: perhaps vampires have a different blood composition to humans.
Humans have iron in the haemoglobin in the blood which increases the efficiency of the red blood cells in obtaining and transporting the required
oxygen for cell respiration. The theory is that instead of iron, the blood of a vampire is made up with magnesium. This would explain a few things.
Magnesium is a group 2 metal in the periodic table of the elements, this means that, amongst other things, it is highly combustable. This could
explain their aversion to sunlight as excess magnesium in the sweat could react with UV rays to create an effect similar to spontaneous human
combustion, which is why they would obviously shy away from light.
Also, magnesium strengthens muscles e.g, cardiac muscles leading to a potentially longer lifespan. Also stronger muscles lead to faster reflexes and
It may also lend credence to some theories that vampires fear water as magnesium reacts quickly with water.
The one downside of having a magnesium based haemoglobin in the blood would be that it could not bond with oxygen as well as it would were it made
from iron. This would decrease cell respiration. The only way a vampire could get sufficient oxygen into the blood stream to maintain fully
functioning cells in the body, and especially the heart and the brain (essential for life as we know it) they would need to take in more than they
could breathe as they can no more change the composition of their blood as we can. Thus they must drink the blood of humans to gain the extra oxygen
needed which is then passed through the digestive system and enters the blood stream where it may be used to power the creature's highly efficient
As for the idea that vampires create another vampire by biting them, again, it could possibly be explained by the magnesium theory.
The idea of a vampire embracing a human to make it it's kin just merely by biting it is not the most plausible explanation I have heard. This would
mean that whilst biting the vampire would need to inject some form of enzyme that would change the composition of the blood. Now, this is, I think
implausible, but not impossible. For if, as I suggested earlier, vampires are an advanced stage in the human evolutionary process, they could possess
such an enzyme, however, there is another, perhaps more believable explanation of the "embrace".
The vampire reportedly drains the victim of blood before forcing them to ingest their own. By removing the blood of the victim the vampire is removing
the iron containing cells and by forcing them to drink their blood is replacing them with the magnesium haem group. The body would then have to adjust
to the new blood which would give the idea of the "mortal death" and the reanimation of the corpse perhaps.
[edit on 9-1-2008 by solign]