All posts by Whitney

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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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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