Although vampires are supposed to only be present within scary bedtime stories, it appears that there are still ‘creatures’ on the face of the Earth that enjoy their life in the shadows as the 21st century vampires.
If there’s one things that movies have taught us, is that blood sucking, cape wearing, light despising vampires are just a myth. Apparently, studies have shown that America, is in fact the home of ‘real vampires’, who are not only hiding from the society they live in, but who also seem to disguise their strange habits and way of life.
Leading expert in vampire’s existence, director of Idaho State University, DJ Williams maintains that, ‘they are successful, ordinary people’ that are living amidst us disguised as teachers, doctors and many more.
After meeting a woman who directly identified herself as a vampire, he started to become intrigued by the controversy surrounding the subject and even voiced his surprise by stating that ‘ up until that point I didn’t know that there was such a community’.
Although these vampires do not necessarily have fangs to prove their veridity and are not real creatures of the night, Williams has come across the astonishing discovery that, in fact, by actually feeding on other people’s blood, they can very easily be perceived as dangerous.
Along with the help of his assistant from the Center for Positive Sexuality in Los Angeles, Emily Prior, after dedicating a few years of his life, Williams has reached the conclusion that, vampires too, are people who have been judged, neglected and are now afraid to express their true self’s for fear of not being accepted by other members within the society.
By conducting a research, 11 people who have lived with the belief that they are indeed vampires, have been given a set of questions which will determine why they have turned towards this unusual life style.
According to the results, it has also been discovered that all vampires share the conviction that ‘they were born that way’, thus, implying that this has never been a choice in the first place. It seems as if the inability to identify with their selves is clearly connected with the issue of stereotyping.
For fear of not becoming outcasts, all vampires usually tend not to reach out towards medical help when needed, and instead, continue by living their life in the dark. Only with the help of doctors and medical advisors can the vampires, or ‘ordinary human beings with common everyday issues’, as William calls them, can receive the level of help they need to pull through life.
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