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Nope, No Vampires
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
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There are no vampire spells that work because vampires do not exist.

The myth about vampires began because people in the Middle Ages did not understand what happened when the human body was dead and buried and mistook the normal processes of death for the body becoming a vampire. See this article for some scientific information: https://ww2.kqed.org/quest/2012/10/29/science-behind-vampire-myths/

Vampires in such folklore were feared and hated. Then along came people such as Anne Rice and the woman who wrote the Twilight series and all of a sudden vampires became glamorous and sparkly. But these are fantasy novels and Hollywood films, not the truth.

A Natural History of Vampires : https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/primate-diaries/a-natural-history-of-vampires/

Science Behind the Vampire Myths : https://ww2.kqed.org/quest/2012/10/29/science-behind-vampire-myths/

The Restless Dead: Vampires and Decomposition : http://home.benecke.com/publications/the-restless-dead-vampires-and-decomposition

Myths and Scientific Realities About Vampires : http://home.benecke.com/publications/the-restless-dead-vampires-and-decomposition

Books and Articles:

Barber, P. (1987). Forensic Pathology and the European Vampire, Journal of Folklore Research 24 (1), 1-32. URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3814375

Barber, Paul. (2006). Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality; With a New Preface.

Gmez-Alonso J. (1998). Rabies: a possible explanation for the vampire legend. Neurology, 51 (3), 856-9. PMID: 9748039


Re: Nope, No Vampires
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Bless you for taking the time to make this!


Re: Nope, No Vampires
By: / Beginner
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But..but...but...:) no you're right. I personally am happy that beings that have superhuman capabilities, kill humans to survive, etc..don't exist as I can only imagine the chaos that would occur if such beings existed. Thank you for putting together this research as I know many wish the Hollywood vampires were real for various reasons.

Re: Nope, No Vampires
By: / Novice
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The fairy tales of vampires, goblins, ghouls, demons and creatures according to region were very rich and widely used used to explain what was misunderstood, and to also keep children from misbehaving, or sneaking off at night, or whatever it might be.

If you don't smarten up, the Devil and his demons will ride in and take me and all of your brothers and sisters away and you'll be stuck living here with a demon/If you go out at night a vampire might suck your blood.

It's just fantasy, and it's made some Hollywood people some good money.


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Thank you lark for posting this

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