for Real Vampires
The foremost real vampire information & resource site on the 'Net -- Established Spring, 1997.
This site, excluding the Teen Vampires section, is intended for mature viewers 17 or older.

Please feel free to visit our sponsor:
Get your copy today - Dictionary of Vampspeak, 2nd Ed.

If menu doesn't load click here to use Site Map.

Popular Vampire Myths

Share |  | Vote for Us |

By Vampy, with input from April, Sangi and Pazuzu

A short and fun little article that dispels a few common myths about vampires.

Myth: A person can be turned into a vampire.
Truth: Many of us believe that a person must be born a vampire; others believe that vampirism can develop later in life. “Awakening” means to realize that one is or has become vampiric, and is accompanied by physical and psychic changes; however, “turning” is only in books and movies.

Myth: Vampires explode/catch fire when exposed to sunlight.
Truth: Vampires may feel their energy being drained by the sun; and a significant number report various degrees of sun-sensitivity, but we don't burst into flames, not even in folklore.

Myth: Vampires can turn into bats or become mist.
Truth: We have human bodies, so turning into bats or mist isn't possible.

Myth: Vampires totally drain persons of their blood.
Truth: A doctor draws more blood for a routine lab test than most vampires drink during a feeding.

Myth: Vampires cast no reflections in mirrors.
Truth: We do have reflections, which makes it easier for those of us who must shave.

Myth: A vampire cannot enter a dwelling without the owner's permission to enter.
Truth: We, like others, will respect the owner's invitation to enter; but there is no supernatural barrier that physically prevents us from crossing a person's threshold.

Myth: A vampire cannot cross a running stream.
Truth: Running water has no supernatural effect on real vampires or our energy.

Myth: Garlic, holy water, and crosses are feared by vampires.
Truth: None of these normally affects us, and many vampires enjoy garlic in Italian dishes.

Myth: Vampires subsist off blood and can't eat food.
Truth: We need and enjoy food as much as anyone else does.

Myth: Psychic vampires drain energy from people against their will.
Truth: Unawakened psychic vampires often drain people without realizing it; but ethical, awakened ones take energy only from willing donors or other sources.

Myth: Vampires are killed by pounding a stake through their hearts.
Truth: A stake pounded through anyone's heart will kill them.

Myth: Vampires are immortal and never age.
Truth: Some believe we have vampiric souls which retain a continuity from life to life; and we do age like other humans, though many of us reportedly appear younger than our actual ages.

Myth: Vampires and werewolves are enemies/at war/are master-servants.
Truth: There is no war (only in movies and role-playing games) and vampires and weres are often friends with each other. And no, vampires don’t keep weres as “pets” or servants.

Support Our Sponsors - Vampire & Gothic Dating Community - Free Sign-up!

Donations Welcomed

Eerie America TV Series

Eerie America could very well be called The Fodor’s Travel Guidebook for The Addams Family. I read some in-depth information about the show and saw the promo, and from what I can tell, this will be an absolutely AWESOME series if they can get it off the ground. (I'm actually praying they will.) Let others know and see who can help. This is something that should happen! Let's pull together and make it so!

New Orleans Vampire Association

NOVA is a State Recognized Non-Profit Organization geared toward helping the homeless in the New Orleans area and working towards its greater goals, including a homeless shelter in the Greater New Orleans area.

If you would like to donate money, food, or supplies toward the cause, please click here for more info or to donate.


Sanguinarius The Web
Google Site/Web Search

Search Now:
Amazon Logo

["The VCMB" Support Forums] - [Channel #Sanguinarius (Live Chat)]

eXTReMe Tracker

Disclaimer/Commentary | Privacy Policy | Volunteer | Contact / Submit Material | Print Page

Copyright © 1997 - Present, Sanguinarius -- Sanguinarius: The Vampire Support Page.  All contents and materials on this site are copyrighted, and the property of Sanguinarius / Sanguinarius: The Vampire Support Page, unless otherwise noted, or copyrighted by their respective authors/creators.  The various concepts presented hereon, including but not limited to Problems Vampires Have and the Vampire Guide, Tips and Advice and The Real Vampire Directory are the intellectual property of Sanguinarius.  All submissions and contributions to Sanguinarius / Sanguinarius: The Vampire Support Page become the property of Sanguinarius, unless otherwise noted.  All data and informations submitted to or gathered by Sanguinarius, Sanguinarius: The Vampire Support Page, and/or specific pages within, connected to, or operated in conjunction with, this site, as well as information gathered for research, opinion, or statistical purposes is the property of Sanguinarius.  (Personal information will not be released without an individual's specific written permission, or as required by Law.)