posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 07:27 PM
In Europe, where much of the vampire folklore originates, the vampire is now considered a fictitious being, although many communities have
embraced the revenant for economic purposes. In some cases, especially in small localities, vampire superstition is still rampant and sightings or
claims of vampire attacks still occur frequently. In Romania during February 2004, several relatives of Toma Petre feared that he had become a
vampire. They dug up his corpse, tore out his heart, burned it, and mixed the ashes with water in order to drink it.
Yikes! Drinking ashes to stop the vampire, yuck.
I love a good vampire story as much as the next person, I really do, but I believe they are only stories. Did people drink blood? Yes, they did. Did
they achieve immortality, I don't think so.
One of my favorite stories is ,
Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (Báthory Erzsébet in Hungarian, Alžbeta Bátoriová in Slovak; 7 August
1560 – 21 August 1614) was a countess from the renowned Báthory family of nobility in the Kingdom of Hungary. She has been labeled the most
prolific female serial killer in history, although the number of murders is debated, and is remembered as the "Blood Countess."
After her husband Ferenc Nádasdy's death, she and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls, with one witness
attributing to them over 650 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80. Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted. In
1610, she was imprisoned in the Csejte Castle, now in Slovakia and known as Čachtice, where she remained bricked in a set of rooms until her death
four years later.
Later writings about the case have led to legendary accounts of the Countess bathing in the blood of virgins to
retain her youth and subsequently also to comparisons with Vlad III the Impaler of Wallachia, on whom the fictional Count Dracula is partly based, and
to modern nicknames of the Blood Countess and Countess Dracula.
(Well, the link won't work but it is Elizabeth Bathory on Wikipedia)
How interesting that people think blood has any "magical" properties.
I will give you the benifit of the doubt here, but you need to post a lot more research into the matter before I give it serious consideration.
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