Vampire legends have been around since time immemorial. There is no reliable data on the exact date of their appearance in the annals and books, but in folklore they have been passed from mouth to mouth for millennia.
With the dawn of humanity and the achievement of a new intellectual level, the legends of vampires were transferred from folk epics to artistic images and cinematography. The modern concept of vampires greatly surpasses their image from myths and legends, where they were presented as blood-sucking creatures sleeping in coffins. Now vampires are endowed with many superpowers, such as immortality, the ability to transform into animals and others.
The secrets surrounding the existence of vampires further fuel interest in them. The information space is filled with stories about vampires. Even a new cult appeared - vampirism.
People who consider themselves vampires
There is no point in denying the existence of vampires. However, it is necessary to determine who is meant by this word.
There are people who call themselves sagvinars. They claim that for a normal existence they need blood, which gives them vitality and makes them strong. Sanguinars in adolescence begin to feel a lack of blood in the body and try to replenish it by using it in food. They feed mainly on animal blood, which they acquire, for example, in slaughterhouses. Some sanguine people also use human blood, receiving it from donors. However, such people do not possess any supernatural abilities.
Scientific version of the existence of vampires
Recently, it has been suggested in medical circles that the vampire legends were real, as a consequence of a blood disease. This rare disease is called porphyria. With this disease, the reproduction of hemoglobin is disrupted, and some of its components become toxic. The released toxic substances gradually begin to corrode the human subcutaneous tissue. As a result, the patient's teeth acquire a reddish-brown tint, and the skin turns pale. Also, the patient has increased activity at night and a fear of light.
In addition, patients with porphyria cannot eat garlic, the components of which increase the damage to the subcutaneous tissue. In addition, it is believed that the inhabitants of Transylvania, the homeland of the great Count Dracula, where marriages between relatives were very popular, were highly susceptible to porphyria. However, despite the many similarities between porphyria patients and vampires, such patients do not need blood.
Scientists, historians and doctors are trying to explain the phenomenon of vampirism, but the legends about them continue to be covered with darkness. In the modern world, it is customary to deny the existence of these creatures, however, at the same time, there is more and more evidence of the existence of people with supernormal abilities. Why not assume the possibility of the existence of vampires, which for centuries excited the minds of entire nations.