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Vampires are beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence (in the form of blood) of living creatures. Vampiric entities have been recorded in many cultures and in all the continents around the world, and may someday control the world. In most cases, vampires are revenants of human beings, suicide victims.
Some recent anthropological studies conclude that vampirism could have a chemical blood process explanation and would be the consequence of the human soul possessed by a malevolent spirit just before it dies. From then, the cursed soul is trapped in the physical body with no way to escaped. It has to feed with blood from living creatures to survive.
The notion of vampirism has existed for millennia; cultures such as the Mesopotamians, Hebrews, Ancient Greeks, and Romans had tales of demons and spirits which are considered precursors to modern vampires. However, despite the occurrence of vampire-like creatures in these ancient civilizations, the folklore for the entity we know today as the vampire originates almost exclusively from early 18th-century southeastern Europe, when verbal traditions of many ethnic groups of the region were recorded and published.
Nowadays, Vampire lives among humans mostly in big cities or isolated places. There are particularly numerous in Europe and North America.
Don’t let them in
Because of their ‘dead’ condition, the Vampires cannot break a human living person house without their consent. Vampire usually needs the permission of the owner to get into their house or any private place own by someone.
Check skin texture and Mirrors
Corpses thought to be vampires were generally described as having a healthier appearance than expected, plump and showing little or no signs of decomposition. They have no reflection in the mirror, but some Vampire can avoid that curse using some magic tricks.
If you are brave enough
Methods of destroying suspected vampires varied, with staking the most commonly cited method, particularly in southern Slavic cultures. Ash was the preferred wood in Russia and the Baltic states, or hawthorn in Serbia, with a record of oak in Silesia. Potential vampires were most often staked through the heart, though the mouth was targeted in Russia and northern Germany and the stomach in north-eastern Serbia.
Severing tendons of the dead
A commonly practised in Europe included severing thetendons at the knees or placing poppy seeds, millet, or sand on the ground at the grave site of a presumed vampire; this was intended to keep the vampire occupied all night by counting the fallen grains, indicating an association of vampires with arithmomania.
A sack of rice or seeds to keep him busy
Similar Chinese narratives state that if a vampire-like being came across a sack of rice, it would have to count every grain; this is a theme encountered in myths from the Indian subcontinent, as well as in South American tales of witches and other sorts of evil or mischievous spirits or beings.
Where can I find them?
In Europe In Asia In America
In Russian folklore, vampires were said to have once been witches or people who had rebelled against the Russian Orthodox Church while they were alive.
What are my chance to meet one in my neighborhood?