It is hard to imagine anyone who hasn't heard of them in this day and age. How could anyone have failed to have heard of vampires when you consider the multitude of movies, tv shows, documentaries, books, articles, magazines, comic books, and internet sites pertaining to the subject. Yet, despite the plethora of information, how much do we really know about vampires?
Unfortunately, (for the majority of the population) the answer to that question remains very little. The problem here is not the availability of facts. The chief contributing factor in this case of mass confusion is an overflow of DISinformation. Myths, folklore, legends, and fictitious accounts designed and perpetuated to mislead, confuse, and otherwise dissuade the individual from persuing the truth.
Consider your own perceptions for a moment if you will. When you think of vampires, what "facts" do you rely upon? What images are conjured up from your experience? Do you see the sun-fearing creatures of fiction exploited in the works Anne Rice and in other similar novels and movies? Perhaps you have read Bram Stoker's works and believe that vampires, although damned creatures, can indeed travel about in daylight.
How often do you think of a school teacher, police officer, or other seemingly "normal" and "respectable" person?
The purpose of my research and the book which I am writing is to show that vampires truly do exist. Beyond that, I intend to prove that they are, for the most part, normal people. They lead everyday lives, hold respectable positions, and have the same desires, passions, and goals as others in their communities. I have discovered that the majority of vampires do not publicly flaunt the truth about themselves. They do not dress in Goth fashion or paint their faces white.
Of course, there are bound to be some fringe exceptions to these statements, but I present them here as the facts which I have learned thus far. The true vampire does not live in an old rat infested castle or sleep in a coffin. Vampires exist in every area of every society. From lower class housing projects to penthouse apartments. They are in the city, and in the country. Anywhere that you would expect to find anyone, you can expect to find a vampire.
They do not all ingest blood nor do they all need to do so. Some of the vampires that I have met are psychic vampires and often are outright repulsed by the thought of drinking blood. Even the vampires who do drink blood do not go out stalking human prey and draining their bodies. There are a number of ways to safely and legally aquire blood, and the real vampire seems to prefer these methods.
As I continue my research, I continue to learn more about real vampires. My tools for learning include books and internet resources in addition to interviews, surveys, and meetings with people claiming to be real vampires. I will be posting the results of some of this research here on my site, and invite anyone who believes themself to be a real vampire to contact me through the email link at the bottom of this page.