Sunday, February 20, 2011

What If.... Vampires Were Real??!!

As I was opening my window this evening (to let in the fresh, cool air) - I began to think.. "What if Vampires were real??" Would I open my window?

Of course, I sort of giggled about it. I realize that real vampires (in the Hollywood sense) do not exist. Or do they?

I know all about vampire cults, and I have even come upon a website or two reporting there are "real" vampires. But let's pretend for a second that the Hollywood version was real. How would your life change then?

For one, I don't think I would leave my window open at night. No need to invite in the uninvited. But then again, some legend says that the vampire will not enter your home unless invited. Regardless, I would not take a chance.

I probably would be more careful at night. No hanging out by the car for a few minutes fiddling with my keys. Definitely no walking into a parking lot at night alone.

I would make a point to keep my crucifix on. Though, if they are vampires like in the Vampire Chronicles - I the cross theory would not work. Heck - if the Vampire Chronicle vampires existed - I might have a different take altogether. I was slightly more fond of those vampires. As Lestat got older, he would back off from innocent victims and mainly go for the "bad blood."

I have a hard time taking the Twilight series seriously. The idea that vampires walk in the day goes against everything I believe. It's a cool concept.. but sparkly vampires that walk during the day are not bad ass enough for me.

Now the True Blood Vampire concept is as close to "real" as I could imagine. They come "out" and live with humans. They are dangerous, not to be trusted - yet you could work with them. Hmm..

Now what about these vampire cults that really exist. Don't believe me? Have you ever visited New Orleans? They are "alive" and well.

According to Vampire Tours of America, they do live among us. Their website states:
In Europe, where much of the vampire folklore originates, the vampire is considered a fictitious being, although many communities still believe the undead walk the earth...
In some cases, especially in small localities, vampire superstition is still rampant and sightings or claims of vampire attacks occur frequently. New Orleans host the definitive Vampire Ball Of the year each October and one that true believers state the actual true undead do attend.

Many believe that in modern cities such as those in Louisiana, real vampires do exist and feed upon the living.

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.

There are actual websites for people interested in becoming a vampire! Here are some tips:

What about you? What if Vampires were real? What do you think of these cults?
Interesting stuff.. to say the least!

PS - I definitely believe in the "Emotional Vampire." Not sure what that is - google the word.


Mrs. Indecisive said...

What a delightfully awesome topic!

The more research I do, the more I realized how possible it might be. I mean, where do these rumors come from? Where do they originate????

BTW, closing a window or not...if the threshold law doesn't hold, will a closed window really help?

Also, I guarantee that if vampires DO exist, the cross would have no affect. That would definitely have been created by zealots.

The real question is: would you turn into one if given the choice?

Anonymous said...

In my younger days I used to hope and wish and prey that vampires were real and that I would stumble upon one. Mostly this was because I wanted to live forever. Hell, I still want to live forever.

Depending on the kind of vampire, life would either be drastically different, or completely the same. I'm not sure which I would rather have, but I would throw out the idea of Twilight vampires altogether. No thank you.

Dawn said...

LOL, Ok I for one have never really been into the whole vampire thing. I never wanted to watch Twilight or True Blood.. I think the last time I watched anything remotely close was "The Lost Boys" way back when haha

Good blog post though and and I slept with my window open last night and it's open now - I do believe I might have to close it now that you have me pondering Vampires!

Nicole said...

You asked would I turn into one? And the answer is a definitive - Yes.

Anonymous said...

What a delightful post my friend! Loved it!

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

You had me hooked from the title!

becca said...

love all things vampire and i must say if they look like Brad pitt he could definitely bite me

Miel Abeille said...

I'm afraid of BECOMING an emo vampire!! Because, like blood vamps, I think one emo vamp can make you into one, too. Shudder!

Father JP Vanir said...

Why is everything a cult to you people? Most of these Human Vampyres do not believe Religion has anything to do with it and they do not make you do anything or take you from your family. GET REAL people and stop being so judgmental.

Nicole said...

Fr. JP - I do not want to seem judgemental - I was just going with what I found on the internet and entertaining the idea of Vampires (in the Hollywood sense.)

The media etc calls groups of "vampires" - cults. Please educate us, b/c information is not available. And clearly - i do not know anyone who has made the transition. :-)


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