"RARE DISEASE PROPOSED AS CAUSE FOR 'VAMPIRES'
By PHILIP M. BOFFEY, Special to the New York Times
Published: May 31, 1985
LOS ANGELES, May 30- Werewolves and vampires, those dreaded beasts of folklore and superstition, may have been nothing more than people suffering from a rare class of genetic diseases, a scientist suggested here today.
Dr. David H. Dolphin, a biochemist at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, suggested that the effects of the porphyria diseases, which involve a malfunctioning in the body's manufacture of crucial chemicals, could have left victims grotesquely disfigured, turned them into creatures of the night and caused them to suck the blood of their brothers and sisters.
Victims of the diseases, Dr. Dolphin suggested in a talk at the American Association for the advancement of Science, could have inspired the mythology of werewolves, which were humans who changed into wolves, and vampires, which were corpses that left their graves at night to suck the blood of humans.
Aversion to Sunlight
The effects of these diseases, if left untreated, can be devastating, he said. The malfunctions in the body's chemistry cause the skin to be extraordinarily sensitive to sunlight, with a result that exposure to even mild sunlight can disfigure the skin, cause the nose and fingers to fall off, and make the lips and gums so taut that the teeth, although no larger than ordinary, look like they are jutting out in a menacing, animal-like manner. "
Vampires in the supernatural sense are just that, i really meant no offense but considering until the most recent of times in industrialized countries they were evil beasts from hell that preyed upon the living, there is no scientific proof that there's anything to it other than actual diseases that are acknowledged by scientific communities that can be quite debilitating to humans who glorify it, if you took offense it's your problem. They are glamorized fantasy creatures made popular by movies, television shows and classically written stories inspired by superstition and misunderstanding of the more serious aspects of human nature that causes the perceived non human state.
You can believe you're some fantastic creature just as i believe there are ghosts, gods, devils, disincarnate human souls walking the earth and a variety of other intelligent energies we can attune with...but i acknowledge that my beliefs are mostly unprovable by science and are strictly derived from faith and personal experiences. While there are a multitude of shows that can show "true" supernatural phenomena and a variety of people from all cultures experience the supernatural, there's nothing amazing about your claims, in some countries you'd be destroyed, just as those same countries stone witches.
How did you become a full blooded vampire?