And yes, they love to drink human blood. For others, the unexpected taste of raw, blood-soaked meat triggers a primordial hunger that longs for that metallic, warm taste of blood. For year-old Pixie, from Seattle, it was the time she found herself tearing into a bloody and raw hamburger in the middle of the night five years ago. The hunger has remained since. They may not be natural born killers, but real-life vampires do exist, and they sure like the taste of blood.
Supplied Pixie, along with the other two vampires interviewed by VICE — Arycin and Galatea — are three distinct varieties of modern-day vamps: While they are not immortal, real-life vampires drink blood and tend to live nocturnal lives. Supplied Instead, he studies the metaphysics of the universe, trying to understand how it all works. But despite how surreal their lifestyle may sound, most vampires still reply on modern day medicine and advice to get their kicks.
Supplied As with most things today, the internet has proven to be the holy grail of information about vampires and their feeding habits, which also includes how to protect yourself from blood-transmitted diseases. Eventually, she found out the methods used for safely extracting and storing blood, which vary from using a surgical scalper to purchasing lancets like people with diabetes use. I know others like me.
I know what I am. I am a Vampyress. I do not prey on the innocent. I will only drink from consenting donors. Real-life vampires sport fangs, says researcher Dr Browning. The secret life of a vampire Her first kiss, she says, was an incredible awakening experience. Needless to say, he never kissed me again. Dr John Edger Browning, who has worked among vampires in New Orleans and Buffalo since , writes that vampires are often active participants in normal society during the day — and vampires by night.
In recent times, vampires have become more visible due to the reach and prolific nature of social media, which has brought isolated individuals and small pockets together. Social media is also a great platform for blood-gathering — and something which Galatea strongly recommends that other vamps use.