Do vampires really exist? 9 truths to consider.

Relatively Interesting October 29, 2012 100
Do vampires really exist?  9 truths to consider.

They have been known by many names throughout history. Creatures that prey on the blood or life-force of the living have frightened millions into locking doors and windows at night. Cultures around the globe each have their own depictions of these monsters, but most have come to know them as Vampires.  However, what led our ancestors to put so much faith in the creation of these beings?

1. Identification:  vampires are undead

Prior to current biological understanding, a corpse could show signs of “life” after death. Many misunderstood blood from the mouth and nose as being signs of the creature feeding.  The truth?  Gases from decomposition cause remaining fluids in the body to be forced out through any available orifice.

2. Teeth:  vampires have 2 longs canines to suck your blood

Elongated teeth after death were viewed as signs that the dead were rising from the grave to feed. The truth?  Receding of the gum-line and lips is a common occurrence of decomposition, which makes the teeth look like they have grown longer. This is also a sign of some forms of porphyria.

3. Fingernails:  vampires have long fingernails

Our ancestors viewed the growth of fingernails after death to be a sign of the dead manifesting claws. The truth?  As in teeth, decomposition causes the skin to recede from fingernails as well giving the illusion that the nails are growing.

4. Hunger:  vampires feed exclusively on blood

Cravings for blood in the early centuries could get one burned at the stake. However, cravings for a certain material is often a sign of a deficiency in our diets. The truth?  Those suffering from Iron-deficiency Porphyria could experience cravings for iron-rich foods – such as meat and blood.

5. Combustible:  vampires are burned by sunlight

As this has been embellished upon for hundreds of years, some are affected by sunlight, and this could cause severe irritations, rashes, and even burns.  The truth?  There are a variety of illnesses that affect people on a regular basis keeping them indoors at all times – such as forms of Porphyria.

6. Wooden Stakes:  vampires can be killed with a wooden stake through the heart

It is well known that the only way to truly kill the vampire is a wooden stake through the heart.  The truth?  Anything piercing your heart has a good chance of killing you.

7. Crosses:  vampires are sensitive to the crucifix

Prior to Christianity, crosses were unheard of which left humans without a means of deterring the vampire.  The truth?  After the creation of Christianity, vampires took on characteristics of the religion and were thus affected by a symbol of divine nature – such as the cross.

8. Shape-shifting:  vampires can can change their shape

Like werewolves, it’s thought that some vampires have been able to change shape and species at will. Versions of Dracula could shape-shift into a bat. The truth?  There has been no scientific documented evidence that anyone could shape-shift in this manner. Scientifically, you could not alter the mass of an object to be less than or greater than the current mass. At least, not without altering the density of the mass.

9. Reflections:  vampires do not reflect in a mirror

Your mirror won’t show you if a vampire is coming up from behind you.  The truth?  The only way to hide something from view in a mirror is to bend the reflection of light around the object – are we saying vampires have cloaking technology?

So, do vampires really exist?

Although these truths are present and conclusive, many will still believe in the undead who come back to drain the blood from unsuspecting victims. As pure belief is a strong driving force, facts are not always accepted by the masses. Accepted or not, it is hard to refute the data collected throughout history.

However, could the information collected just be reasoning behind some shred of actual vampirism that has stayed under the radar for thousands of years? It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve placed an answer to a question we don’t understand.  Myths and legends, after all, pass through the ages for a reason…

Author Bio

Nancy Parker was a professional nanny and she loves to write about wide range of subjects like health, Parenting, Child Care, Babysitting, nanny, www.enannysource.com/ etc. You can reach her @ nancy.parker015 @ gmail.com.


100 Comments »

  1. anonymous July 9, 2013 at 6:33 am - Reply

    kill your ego!!
    Accept the truth they do exist believe it or not no1 give shit about your scientific blog

    • jeanette August 28, 2013 at 10:47 am - Reply

      i agree i beleive that there are no facts given that vampires dont exist. its not a proven fact that they dont

    • Janelly February 16, 2014 at 10:53 am - Reply

      I agree because many people say that Vampires do not exist but they may because we would not see them because they have a barrel where its protecting the house and its invisible and the invisible barrel protects the house and makes the house invisible too. If you see this video all the way till number 25
      you will see what im talking about and vampires only come out at night only the vampires that are called “un-vampires” do not have the effect as the same way as the “real vampire” the un-vampire can go in sunlight does not burn in sun and can live without darkness or sucking blood they will also be able to live im in the human world. But they can be killed with a wooden stake through the heart. Do never trust a vampire with a human maybe just maybe in the future we could live in a world were vampires and humans do not kill each other. and there will be a total peace between humans and vampires we could live together. But as long as vampires exist vampire hunters will exist that’s a bad thing for vampires.

      • Kenta Usui October 5, 2014 at 7:22 pm - Reply

        I love that anime! Especially that Usui guy, he seems like the coolest guy ever!

  2. Steruss July 11, 2013 at 9:38 am - Reply

    A human dies for a reason,simply because the inability of the body to retain life.Old age or an accident or whatever maybe the reason for death,deforms the body in a way that the usual procedure to carry out the living process is hindered. The mind or in general terms the soul which is in an energetic form leaves this broken system,and its considered a possibility that the soul could reenter the body in a rare case where the body comes to the original functioning position which once had been distorted. For an example say a cerebral artery blocks due to a clot,and the brain fails where the person literally dies,and an external force of some sort, within a considerably short period of time gets the blood to flow again,which enables the life to persist once again. And speaking of the existence of Vampires, if you keep the word “dead” and “immortal” aside the possibility of such a life form existing will have to be taken into account. why? Because either ur dead,or alive. A dead body doesnt have the ability to function, so lets assume that the vampire is alive and in a full functioning state. We know the vampire acquires a human body so obviously he isnt immortal because the human body has a limit of being able to function,this limit is known as old age unless the physical nature of the body is changed to a state where life could retain for a longer period than the usual. Origin of a vampiristic condition in a well,living & functioning body could be in uncountable number of ways. ex: through a virus, a mental disorder ,a cannibalistic cultural background etc etc. I do not believe in this typical, traditional and mythical sort of a creature, but in an altered version of a vampire which is only a condition experienced by an individual and at the worst, a contagious condition, but only another possibility.

  3. Carlos Caliente July 13, 2013 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Failed magician James Randi is proof vampires exist, he is a psychic vampire and sucks psychic life from hie followers who are so zombified they have no idea what is happening to them.

  4. marialejandra felix July 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    vampires do not exist they are myths they are fake and god is real so who ever thought that god wasnt real you better get your shit strait

    • Steruss July 28, 2013 at 10:13 pm - Reply

      I dont think u had ur shit straight when u started believing in God. Its simply cuz of ur birth given religion, or cuz something extraordinary happened in ur life that got u to believe in him. Similar to the ancient man who believed that the sun was God because it took the nights cold,and lightened the day which was extraordinary to them. I wouldnt say God doesnt exist because there always is a possibility,but u seem to be so certain. Existence of a God is in the close proximity of the possibility of existence of vampires cuz both these concepts came to origin from a society.

      • VladDtod August 23, 2013 at 4:07 am - Reply

        haha burn :) I agree with you

    • a friend July 4, 2014 at 11:16 pm - Reply

      if u believe in Christ or other shit your life is destoyied by believing at a guy that does not exist . They are lying to all of us to make us pay at the churches and they will earn money and the second thing is to control us to do not start a rebellution against our leaders because as the laws of the “Christ” were saying: do not kill and do not steal . they are doing this to fuck up the world.And if u want my opinion yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees he vamps really exist because the count dracula and because in the old times sorcery existed!

  5. vampy July 17, 2013 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    I truely believe that vampire exist and they are one us but its just that we need to find them because they cannot hide themselve from us …….thats what I believe and if they really exist then I would die to be one them and would love to meet them…….

  6. love 2 drink blood :P July 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Hey Guys…… I think that vampire doesn’t exist bcz if they exist we wont exist vampire will kill us and if they exist they wont b in this Earth maybe in other planet or other sky bcz there is 7 sky and It is true that God(ALLAH) has tell us about Ghost or something like that but why not about vampire bcz he wont want and if we know the truth we will be not longer in this planet so just close this topic and Twilight Saga is not a awful movie its a super hit movie

    • Pramit Mantry February 8, 2014 at 10:09 pm - Reply

      YA. .TWILIGHT SAGA IS A AWSM MOVIE, BUT IN TAT FILM VAMPIRES ARE DYING IF THEIR HEAD ND BODY PARTS ARE BROKEN ND BURNT. .BT IT HAS BEEN POSTED ON A WEBSITE TAT A VAMPIRE CAN BE KILLED BY A WOODEN STAKE THROUGH THEIR HEART. .WHIC1 WIL BELIEVE?

  7. kay July 28, 2013 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    What bull! But if they exist i believe it would help in controlling human population. Seriously we are a plague killing an inhabitable planet. We deserve to go extinct.

  8. VladDtod August 23, 2013 at 4:04 am - Reply

    I might do biology and get a degree in university and try to make a retro virus to change the traits of the body

  9. VladDtod August 23, 2013 at 4:05 am - Reply

    to be as close to vampirism as posible

  10. everlita December 12, 2013 at 5:41 am - Reply

    hahaha, i don;t think they really exist. they are just an illusion i think.

  11. lisa January 22, 2014 at 4:44 am - Reply

    I do not believe vampires exist although as a child i did. my belief then was based completely on a movie i had watched,and i was scared out of my mind for months after! vampires have been a must in horror films as people seem to find the idea of becoming a vampire somewhat charming and i imagine the idea of having a secret life appeals to some of people. Vampires are here to stay,so the debate continues…

  12. EM-J February 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    vampires dont exist…..i believe in vampire bats but not human vampires…………….they simply dont exist and if they do…………………….not in this lifetime……..

  13. Christopher February 6, 2014 at 5:25 am - Reply

    Yes, thier are many things that can prove that vampires are real but can we think about it if many person has died because they are being distacted vampires are like a rat if you try to kill it and you didn`t kill it, it will make a revenge…

    resting,hiding and trying to control yourself is you are being out of control is hard so you hide so you cant hurt any person

  14. Karen Murphy March 7, 2014 at 1:01 am - Reply

    Acc. 2 me the above mentioned article seems to be totally scientific which most of us would agree.
    This is bcause for us, if science is right then everything is right . But i still do believe in the fact of ,” If i can see it , touch it then it is real.” ……

  15. sakki May 15, 2014 at 6:42 am - Reply

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA Like seriously :P everyone knows that they dont exist :P

  16. shalini July 1, 2014 at 1:57 am - Reply

    if dey’ll exist den it will be lovely and …a great expirence..if dey al are vegterian..!!!!

  17. shraddha July 24, 2014 at 8:27 am - Reply

    i don’t know whether im right or wrong but i think vampy u must be careful because if vampires really exists then they r not like the ones in the movie twilight they can be much more diffrent .well pls dont think me wrong iam just telling u the truth

  18. Diana July 30, 2014 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    I hope they exist, because if they love it’s love for ever, human men can’t love as vampires does!

  19. Vampire Lover August 19, 2014 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Please make me a vampire!! I wanna be a Vampire…..!! :D :p

  20. shiva August 23, 2014 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    How can we find them??
    If there existence is really traced..

  21. lost in this world September 26, 2014 at 11:39 am - Reply

    I feel lost in this world. My only hope is there is real vampires and that I would fine some way to join them. Walking through this haze knowing yet not belonging. I have been waiting to long.

  22. James Clavin October 20, 2014 at 12:50 am - Reply

    Vampires is not at all like in the movies or books. Sure, I understand. You are young; you have the whole world open to you. You can be anything that you choose if you apply yourself and try hard to work toward that goal. But being a vampire is not what it seems like. It’s a life full of good, and amazing things. We are as human as you are.. It’s not what you are that counts, but how you choose to be. Do you want a life full of interesting things? Do you want to have power and influence over others? To be charming and desirable? To have wealth, health, and longevity? contact the vampires creed today via email, vampirescreed11 @ hotmail. com or call +23464210522

  23. HJP October 26, 2014 at 3:30 am - Reply

    How do you know if you’re a vampire? Me, I believe I’ve lived many lives. I don’t have any magical powers. I don’t drink blood. What I believe a vampire is is pure evil. The Devil incarnate. Was Jesus a vampire? Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:54) My favorite; has vampire written all over it.

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