Are vampires real?

I’m a cynic. I prefer to believe that vampires are not real, if only not to get my hopes up and have them dashed all over the cold, stone heart of reality. This cynicism tends to colour my opinion whenever someone tries to prove to me that vampires are real. Certainly, one may say that ‘there is no smoke without a fire,’ but anyone who has taken the time to read up extensively on vampire mythology and the origins thereof will register that the fire we speak of is simply the collective superstitions of people trying to understand odd occurrences. Why do our neighbours become sick and have a depleted will to thrive after the recent death of a loved one? Vampires. Why do the bodies of the recently deceased appear flushed, lively, and creased with blood when we dig them up to prove vampirism? Vampires. When human beings fail to understand a thing… Anything at all… They tend to make up stories to explain phenomena. Take the ancient Egyptians – A great ball of fire rises in the sky each day. It must be the hand of a god.

So, there’s your fire.

Although there is a group of people who call themselves ‘real vampires.’ Yes, folks. Real vampires, and heaven help you if you disagree with them. Apparently, vampires exist in the form of individuals who suffer from energy deficiencies. In other words, they cannot maintain their own energy levels sufficiently and they are forced to siphon energy off of others. These individuals refer to themselves as psychic vampires (and occasionally sanguinary vampires for those who use blood as their source of energy). Psychic vampires are an intriguing oddity in that in NO WAY do they resemble actual vampires as we recognise them from myth. In fact, aside from needing to take from others in order to ‘survive,’ I would say they share no similarities at all. And, of course, one could easily say that those who coin the phrase ‘sanguinary vampirism’ for themselves and claim to need blood in order to survive have simple subconsciously chosen to adapt to the banner ‘vampire’ under which they find themselves.

I say that these people bore me. When I discovered this community, I was desperately in search of a real vampire and instead I found people that had not even the vaguest resemblance to my vision of vampirism. Psychic vampirism only holds weight if one believes in auras and fluctuations of energy.

So, if vampires are not real, why is the world so suffocated by people who love vampires and vampire paraphernalia? Simple. The more we believe that something is not real, the more we want proof of its existence. This is how I function. Although I will maintain that Twilight is a stretch. The Saga contains less real vampires than the psychic vampire community does.

I do not believe vampires are real. But I would be thoroughly ecstatic if someone could prove me wrong.

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9 Comments

  • Reply Cerridwen February 27, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I find that people who claim themselves vampires (Psi or Sang), odd, and not because of their chosen lifestyle. I thought vampires were immortal UN-DEAD creatures that feasted on the blood of the living. Now, someone who is ‘alive’ and dependent on blood to survive? That’s not a vampire, that’s parasitical behaviour. Also, I think that ‘psychic’ vampires tend to border on incubus/succubus (but I’ve got nothing to justify that completely, only what I hear on the grapevine).

    • Reply Lafaeyette February 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      I just find that draining energy from someone doesn’t anymore make you a vampire than standing in a garage makes you a car…
      The sexual vampires you’re referring to call themselves prahnic/pranic vampires most of the time. Though, as far as I understand it, the sang vamps sometimes cross the line into sex as well.

      • Reply Hook in Mouth May 22, 2014 at 7:11 am

        Draining someone’s energy may mean you are obnoxious and tiresome. And “liking the taste of blood” doesn’t matter, its part of different traditional dishes.

  • Reply jay Helwig May 6, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Sadly the movie monsters and mysteries of America, has just recently proclaimed a story line about a woman who stalked by a debonair creature who is claimed to be a vampire.
    Seeing is believing The events changed my mind.
    Also the show Beyond Belief has proclaimed real vampirism I don’y know the title of this episode, but Still worth watching and yet they have ruled the story of the ghost sucking dates to vampirism .
    So it’s your choice I guess as to what you believe.
    Sylvia browne Dates back to it in Her book Mystery ,,, something Not sure of the title

  • Reply Hook in Mouth May 19, 2014 at 8:17 am

    It is very easy to troll “psi vamps & sang vamps” and also those ppl that call themselves otherkin. They are an oversensitive and entertaining bunch. The sang vamp thing seems redundant they are implying that drinking blood makes them unique when really its an important part of the vampire myth.

    • Reply Carmen Dominique May 20, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      *sigh* They make me tired. Mostly their snappish responses and determined “uniqueness” bothers me to an extent.

      • Reply Hook in Mouth May 22, 2014 at 7:06 am

        I’m transsquirrel. You must value my inner identity as a squirrel, for in my past life I was a squirrel.
        You know some of them claim transgender people are privileged because surgeries exist for transgender but not for otherkin. Personal identity is a new religion. Fall down the tumblr otherkin hole… if you dare.

  • Reply Hook in Mouth May 24, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Otherkin have a severe case of speshul snowflake syndrome.

  • Reply http://google.com/ July 17, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on vampire. Regards

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