The true story of vampires...
I heard this story, I have researched it and found lots of evidence supporting it and believe it whole heartedly. I however cannot find the info I
Above all else, one thing I know ATS members are good at, is research!
Story goes as such. (just a brief over view)
The original "vampires" were nothing more than albino humans.
They were outcasts of society due to their inability to be in direct sunlight and therefor useless as farmers and such. And because of their strange
habits (drinking blood).
One side effect to albino ism is that you are proned to stomach ulcers. Lack of peptobismol meant animal blood was the best "cure" to sooth pain.
They would find each other at night and any given area could have quite a few albinos due to breeding with one another.
Some would kill farmers animals to drink blood and as revenge for persecution.
Others eventually due to being ridiculed, much like columbine, lashed out and took vengeance on those who ridiculed them.
Killing their tormentors. And drinking their blood not only to sooth the pain, but as a slap in the face for treating them so differently.
People began to panic because people were being killed at night, defenseless in their sleep.
Stories emerge and people turn to the church for help.
Priests, not knowing what to do would come up with placebo remedies. Garlic (common farm item) hung from windows, holy water, crosses, etc...
Now some believe that drinking the blood, ie: life-force gave the vampires a buzz, a high if you will. Extra strength, speed, etc... It became a drug
they were addicted to and once they killed all that persecuted them, they moved on and killed for pleasure.
***This story explains "thirst" as described in movies... If you were in extraordinary pain and the only thing that soothed it was blood, you might
look a little crazy as you slaughtered an animal to drink its blood.
Sunlight, it is true albinos cannot be in prolonged sun, this could be exaggerated over time to lighting on fire.
Possible "super human strength" if blood acts as a beacon to human energy as described in the Bible and many cultures beliefs.
It explains tall tails of garlic and holy water, why icons from the church are the protection remedies.
Please help me find this information again!
edit on 5-6-2011 by sparda4355 because: Fixing typos