2. The Biblical Vampires, Lilith and Cain
Many who believe in vampires will also often use Lilith, the first wife of Adam, as proof that vampires have always existed. Though this story was not chosen to be part of the Christian bible, biblical scholars agree that texts tell us that Adam had a wife, Lilith, before God created Eve. Lilith, however, was one of those women who ‘did her own thing,’ and left Adam after she felt that he was too domineering. The story continues to say she traveled to the Red Sea and made a deal with the angels. This ultimately gave her powers that eventually led her to be known as the “Mother of All Demons.”
Now…for the vampire stuff. If you know the Bible, you know that Adam and Eve had two boys, Cain and Abel. Cain was the first born, and he was banished from the Garden of Eden after killing his brother. Cain was cursed and forced to walk through the world with certain traits…the sun now hurt his skin and he was unable to eat fruits or vegetables, which means he could only eat meat…meat with blood.
Eventually, Cain came across Lilith, who taught him how to use blood as a way to gain powers, and how to create others who drank blood. Cain eventually turned three other people into vampires, and these three turned 13 more people into the blood sucking creatures. According to text, most of these, but not all, died in a natural disaster, but those few who were left managed to escape…and surely they created more.
What do vampire believers say about this story? They say this: if you believe in the Bible, you believe in the existence of vampires.
1. Vlad the Impaler
To prove the existence of vampires on the earth, one must have examples. There is no greater example than Vlad the Impaler. If you have ever looked into vampires at all, you have surely heard of Vlad. He was, as mentioned, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s book, “Dracula.”
Vlad, or Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, was born in Transylvania in Romania, to the leader of the principality of Wallachia, Vlad II. In 1431, Hungary’s King Sigismund recruited Vlad II to become his knight, and he gave him the new name, Vlad Dracul, which came from the Romanian word meaning “dragon.” Thus, his son, who would become Vlad the Impaler, was the “son of Dracul,” which in Romanian is Dr?culea, or Dracula.
Vlad was an extremely harsh ruler, though still seen as ‘just’ to some in Romania. Why? Well, because he stopped the advancement of the Ottomans from attacking Wallachia and other areas. Vlad ordered his soldiers to stab all of the invaders, and then he forced them to impale their still twitching bodies on large wooden stakes. This, of course, is how he became known as Vlad the Impaler.
So, where does the vampire part of Vlad come from? Well, witnesses claim that Vlad would take his victims, impale them while still alive, and eat his evening meal while watching them die upon the stakes. He would also, as one would expect from a vampire, dip his bread in their blood before eating it.
Though it is impossible to say with 100 percent certainty if vampires are truly real, there is a lot of historic and even scientific evidence that says this is a possibility.
There are modern day people who refer to themselves as vampires, of course, but these people are more correctly defined as sanguinarians, which are humans who drink blood. There are some people, however, that do believe there are still people walking around with a ‘vampire gene.’ Believers of this believe that modern vampires are actual hybrids of true vampires and humans. Thus, they share characteristics of both, yet the vampire gene is weak. In fact, the only features of these hybrids is said to be elongated teeth and an aversion to light and garlic. In some cases, the person doesn’t even realize they have the vampire gene.
So, if you don’t like garlic…if light seems to bother you…and if you seem to have longer teeth than your friends…you, too, could be a vampire, which would prove without a doubt that vampires are real.