All posts by Whitney

Where are the Best Places for a Vampire Bite

Traditionally, vampires drew blood from the neck, even Dracula chose the jugular vein, but there are other veins and arteries that vampires could choose. Carotid arteries lie alongside the jugular veins; they are easy to reach, and is placed between the earlobe and the collarbone, just underneath the jaw. The carotid arteries carry oxygenated and […]

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Reasons Why People Drink Blood

Since primitive times, mankind has been known to drink blood, especially in religious rituals. Mongolian warriors would ingest animal blood as a source of food; even today, some Masai of Tanzania still practice this, using the blood to supply nutrition to their bodies while they travel. The body is only able to digest small amounts […]

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Bloodletting

Bloodletting is a medical practice that was used as a way to purify the blood from evil. Sometimes, it meant draining the blood from the body, while some cultures used leeches to suck it out. This practice was not always effective as a cure, but it was still a common practice among many cultures. The […]

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Rabies

In September 1997, Dr. Juan Gomez-Alonso, a Spanish neurologist at Xeral Hospital in Vigo, created a parallel between vampirism and rabies. After watching Dracula, he was inspired and based his theories on what he knew about the disease. Gomez-Alonso did research and found that about 25% of rabid men had a higher tendency to bite others. […]

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Mercy Brown – Exeter Vampire

In Exeter, Rhode Island in 1892, George Brown lost his family to tuberculosis. His wife, Mary, died first, followed by his eldest daughter, Mary Olive, in 1888. In 1890, his son Edwin became sick before he moved away, and then in 1892, Mercy another daughter, died. Edwin returned to Rhode Island a few months after […]

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What Happens to the Body after Death

What happens to our bodies after we die? When the heart stops beating and there’s no more pressure to push the blood through the body, so the blood settles into whatever part of the body is closest to the ground. Without red blood cells in the capillaries, the skin becomes pale and appears waxy. Then, […]

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Difference Between a Vampire and Vampyre

It’s not uncommon to see ‘vampire’ and ‘vampyre’ when reading about the blood sucking creature. But, the difference between a vampire and vampyre is not always explained. Basically, a vampire is the fictional, immortal creature from mythology, and a vampyre is a real person who believes that he/she needs to drink blood or absorb the […]

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Porphyria

Porphyria is a term used to describe a variety of blood disorders related to the iron-rich molecule found in hemoglobin (heme). Heme carries oxygen to the body, so when it is not produced correctly, porphyrins can build up in the body, which can lead to porphyria. There are many types of porphyria, but there are […]

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Astral Vampirism

The astral body is a person’s second body, which can be separated from the physical body. The astral body is the explanation of ghosts and out-of-body experiences. It’s also said that when a person dies and is buried, they are only in a catatonic trance, explaining how people could survive long periods in the grave […]

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Magnetic Vampirism

Magnetic vampirism is a form of psychic vampirism that entails sucking the life force out of one person by another. Many magnetic vampires unconsiously prey on sensitive people. Some even prey on animals, such as pets. There are reports of magnetic vampires who find they cannot keep pets alive, as for unknown causes, the pets […]

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