Vampires are very popular when it comes to fiction. There are numerous movies featuring vampires, including a few Russian-made flicks e.g. Night Watch and its sequels released over the last few years. Are vampires just fiction?According to some ostensibly serious researchers, there is not smoke without fire. They believe that all the bloodsucker stories in the modern-age movies were concocted from the original ingredients dating back to the Middle Ages. In other words, the vampires have existed and still exist in our time.The number of vampires could have grown in a geometric progression Kostas Eftimiou, a professor of physics at the University of Central Florida , claims to have proventhat vampires are mathematically impossible.
that the existence of vampires is in complete contradiction to the laws
As by popular beliefs, once bitten is forever smitten.
A person bitten by a vampire is thought to become one and starts
sucking blood of other people. So what? The point is that vampires are
supposed to multiply in a geometric progression if the concept holds
Prof. Eftimiou recently
conducted calculations on the assumption that the first vampire came
into being in 1600 at a time when the Earth’s population totaled about
600 million. The original vampire bit his first victim, which bit
another one, and thus triggered a chain reaction of sorts. Eftimiou’s
calculations indicate that the whole world would have been populated by
vampires within two years; everybody would have gone forthe jugular
had the scenario proved correct. Yet nothing of the above took place in
reality. Therefore, there is no such thing as vampires.
Meanwhile, the police
arrested a young man in the village of Novomosvovski of the Kaliningrad
region, Russia . The man is believed to have stabbed an elderly woman
and started licking blood that poured from the wound, Interfax reports.
According to the BBC, the
17-year-old British national Mathew Hardman stabbed his neighbor to
death and drank her blood to become immortal. Manuela and Daniel Rudha,
a married pair from Germany, are reported to have killed a man and
drank his blood up. Daniel sharpened his incisors for cutting the blood
vessels more effectively, while Manuela’s teeth were equipped with
custom-made crowns that were shapedlik......
The idea of the vampire has caused some extreme behaviour. In October 1974 a drunkard was lured to the home of a Mr Lorca in Germany. Promising him food and shelter, instead, Mr Lorca descended on the man and bit him hard on the neck, drawing blood. Passing out, when the drunkard came round, he rushed out of the house and went to the police. Arriving a short time later, they found Mr Lorca asleep in a coffin with blood on his lips. Mr Lorca, it seems, liked to be called Count, ate only raw meat ...Headmaster: no vampires at our school
A headmaster in Boston has had to make a statement to reassure people that Boston Latin School does not have any vampires. The rumors started following reports of 'vampires' roaming the halls and the police being called to investigate a report of a student being bitten."The headmaster of one of the city's most prestigious exam schools is dealing with an unusual rumorsweeping student classrooms. . There are no v...Vampires a Mathematical Impossibility, Scientist Says
A researcher has come up with some simple math that sucks the life out of the vampire myth, proving that these highly popular creatures can't exist. University of Central Florida physics professor Costas Efthimiou's work debunks pseudoscientific ideas, such as vampires and zombies, in an attempt to enhance public literacy. Not only does the public believe in such topics, but the percentages are at dangerously highlevel, Efthimiou told LiveScience. Legend has it that vampires feed...Vampires and sickness
Anthony North: Vampires can be seen to have many possible explanations other than the obvious reality of the undead. In this essay I want to look at one of these areas in particular -the idea that various forms of sickness can fuel vampire mythology. The supernatural idea of the vampire has been heightened, over the centuries, by a large number of seemingly inexplicable anecdotes. Typical was the fate that befell Meduegya, a town in Serbia, in 1732. Vampire consciousness: Following a spate of de...New Zealand man attacked by vampires
A man in New Zealand has been attacked in the dark by three "vampires" who bit him and drank his blood.Two of the individuals were released on bail while the third is still at large and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. The victim passed out after the attack which occured at MountVictoria near the capital Wellington.
Details of the bizarre late night incident on Mount Victoria, an unlit beauty spot thatoverlooks the capital, Wellington, emerged after two people appeared in cour...Dracula a victim of bad propaganda ?
Vlad the Impaler wasn"t bloodthirsty at all but simply a victim of propaganda, a new exhibition has claimed.
Vlad the Impaler, the medieval Romanian prince who inspired the character of Count Dracula, was not a blood-thirsty tyrant, he was simply a misunderstood victim of bad Western European propaganda, a newexhibition has claimed. "Vlad Dracula was doubtlessly cruel, but not more so than other princes of histime," said Margot Rauch, the Austrian curator of the exhibition, entitled "D..."Blood" perfumes ideal for vampires
Two Italian entrepreneurs have launched a perfume inspired by the scent of human blood.The "Blood Concept" scent comes in four varieties named after blood types but does not contain any actual blood. "Blood Concept is just a celebration of human life through an interpretation of its evolutionary process," said one of its creatorsAntonio Zuddas. In keeping with the hematic theme, the four scents come in 1. 35-ounce vials with reddroppers, and the website includes background images ...Vampire stalking Siberian livestock
Farmers in Siberia having reported their goats being killed by a mystery creature and drained of blood.One animal keeper described an experience one night when she heard strange noises and went outside to find one of her goats dead with bite marks on its neck. Locals in rural areas areup in arms because the police are reluctant toinvestigate the incidents. . A blood-sucking creature is preying upon goats near Novosibirsk. As rational explanations run thin on the ground, the specte...Elizabeth Báthory - The Blood bathing Countess
Rarely has any
creature of mythology taken such a firm hold upon the popular imagination as has
the vampire. He is a prince of the night, an erotic and sensuous being with
powers beyond mortality, and a history that stretches back centuries... except
that this isn't the Slavic vampire at all! No - it is the post-Dracula vampire
of modern society, the iconic modern vampire. To unearth the genuine thing
('genuine' in reference to the creature believed in by the various Slavic