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Are Vampires Real? | A Look at Modern Day Vampirism

Society has been fascinated with Vampires for centuries. Stories and legends of blood thirsty creatures of the night known as vampires have been feared and passed down for generations.

Origins of vampires vary depending on who may be telling the story. Vlad the Impaler has been pointed to as he source and “father” of all vampires.  The eternal punishment of Judas Iscariot and other biblical tales that date back to the Garden of Eden have been told as an explanation for what we know as vampires. But Are Vampire Real?

First we should take a look at it means to be a vampire. Vampires have throughout history been thought of as the undead. They are often believed to feed themselves with both human blood and energy. Stories of Real Vampires date all the way back to ancient Babylon where there were vampire like demons referred to as Lilu. This more than likely derived from the name “Lilith”. Who according to Jewish texts was the first woman created for Adam, but rebelled against God and was unhappy in her role as a woman. She was cursed and banished from Eden where it is said that she later married Cain, the first murderer and often referred to as the prototype of the wicked man. Together their unholy union resulted in the birth of demons known as incubus and succubus..Or vampires according to some.

Vampires have often been compared to the Incubus and Succubus Demons that are believed to drain their victims energy to the point of exhaustion and even death. The demons are said to approach humans in their dreams and even have relationships with them. There have been people executed in the history of this world that were accused of having sexual relationships with incubus or succubus demons. How exactly the accusations would arise, would vary. But ultimately the situation would almost always end the same..With death.

The legend of the vampire has been romanticized through both film and books. The powers that are said to be possessed by vampires are alluring and fascinating to many. The ability to live forever, control the opposite sex and superior strength and speed are things that almost all of us would like to have.  The weaknesses of alleged vampires are just as intriguing. The wooden stake through the heart can be traced back to the cruel and sadistic Vlad Tepes or “Vlad The Impaler”, who was said to impale his victims on large wooden stakes. He would have many victims in a grisly garden or sorts that he would sit among and eat his dinner.  He is said to have drank the warm blood of his victims and enjoy the serenade of their screams and moans along with his lunch.  One theory of a vampire’s disliking of silver is said to originate with the betrayal of Christ for 30 pieces of silver. Judas Iscariot who was the betrayer of Jesus, is said (according to some theories and tales of vampire origins) to have been transformed into the first and original vampire as punishment for this ultimate and earth shattering crime. The Holy Bible simply ends the story of Judas with his immense depression and suicide.  Some vampire mythology however, continues the tale.

Throughout the years a vampire culture has began to emerge. You may be surprised at the number of people that believe that they are a vampire and live life as such. There are complicated hierarchies, rules and codes.  There are people who serve as “donors” that help to supply these modern day vampires with things that they may need. There are also different types of vampires. The two main types are Sanguinarian or “Sangs” and Psychic Vampires or “Psi Vamps”.

Psychic Vampires

Psychic Vampires are said to feed from the life energy from other humans. Rather than blood, these vampires are believed to drain surrounding humans from precious energy and what many say is our life force. The term “psychic vampire” hit the spotlight in the 1960′s when it was used in “The Satanic Bible”.  In the book, Anton LaVey (the founder of the church of satan) described a psychic vampire as “a spiritually or emotionally weak person who drains vital energy from other people.”  However, the modern psi vamp is not generally associated with Satanism and many are firm in their stance that they are not at all evil. Their counterparts, known as Sanguinarians are among the most controversial of modern day vampires for their participation in the consumption of actual human blood.

Sanguinarians

The true act of Vampirism (which is generally defined as the consumption of blood) is dangerous. This is even made clear by many of the modern day vampires in our society. Gone are the days when vampires would stalk and attack their victims. In modern day society there are donors who willingly give their blood to Sangs. They will most often inflict wounds on themselves with sharp objects in order to provide the blood. Very rarely if ever is a donor bitten by the vampire. The biting process poses many more risks to the donor because of the amounts of bacteria that can be found in the human mouth. Not that this has stopped some more “traditional” modern day vampires from participating in the act.

The term “Sanguinarian” is loosely translated to mean “blood thirsty”. Although human blood is preferred, many Sangs have partaken in animal blood to curb their cravings. The consumption of animal blood is often less acceptable and frowned upon within the vampire community.

Some have blamed Renfield’s Syndrome as a cause for sanguinarian vampires. This syndrome is also referred to as “clinical vampirism” This is thought to be a mental disorder in which the sufferer has an overwhelming obsession with blood and believes that he or she must drink blood in order to sustain their own life.

Modern day vampires will tell you that they are normal functioning members of society like anyone else. They have jobs, families and even like the same television shows as many other average people. Many display no out of the ordinary traits or habits from an outside perspective. Vampirism is a lifestyle that does not often affect the daily routines and responsibilities of modern day vampires. Members of this growing subculture can be found just about anywhere. They can be your next door neighbor, mail man or just about anyone else.  As the culture continues to grow and new generations of vampires are born, it will continue to refine it’s systems, enforce new rules and further immortalize itself as one of the most interesting lifestyles on earth.

Are Vampires Real?

So are vampires real? It depends on what your definition of “Vampire” actually is. Are modern day vampires sleeping in coffins and turning into bats? Not usually. Do they possess out of the ordinary strengths or abilities? Many within the vampire culture say yes. But mostly they are just people like you and I who have chosen to follow what their hearts and minds have told them. You can learn more about the culture of modern day vampires at the following links, although there are countless websites dedicated to vampires and the vampire subculture.

Vampires.com Vampirewebsite.net

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Havana Syndrome again? CIA officers are mowed down by a mysterious disease

A CIA officer in Moscow experienced symptoms of the so-called “Havana syndrome” in 2017. This became known to The New York Times with reference to sources in diplomatic circles.

CIA officer Mark Polimepulos, who helped lead covert operations in Russia and Europe, complained about the manifestation of mysterious symptoms. According to the newspaper, in December 2017, he felt severe dizziness, which later developed into a prolonged migraine, forcing him to retire. At that time, Polymerpoulos was 48 years old.

It is noted that such a case was not the only one. Similar symptoms were experienced by the staff of the American ambassadors in Cuba and China in 2016-2018. However, the exact number of cases and the place where this happened is not named. It is alleged that the US diplomats have tried to influence in a similar way around the world.

At the same time, the US State Department was unable to establish an unambiguous reason that caused the “Havana syndrome.” Among other things, it was assumed that the diplomats may have been exposed to an unidentified sound effect.

In 2017, it was reported that, beginning in late 2016, American diplomatic officials and their relatives in Cuba began to complain of symptoms such as hearing loss, nausea, headaches and balance disorder. 

The Associated Press received audio footage of the attack and described the harassing sounds as “the high-pitched sound of crickets combined with fingernails scratching on a board.” Then the American government suggested that Russia or China could be the culprit.

Many victims are still undergoing rehabilitation. Specialists from the University of Pennsylvania performed magnetic resonance imaging and revealed visible changes in the structure of the brain in the diplomatic missions.

Differences were found in 23 men and 17 women who complained of health problems while on diplomatic duties in Havana. Scientists have yet to figure out what causes the unusual symptoms.

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How Russia and the United States nearly started a nuclear war in 1995

The Norwegian meteorological rocket incident remains the only time in history that the Russian president has activated his nuclear briefcase.

On January 25, 1995, Doomsday could have come in the world: the Russian Federation was preparing to launch a nuclear strike on the United States. How did it come about that the states that left the confrontation of the Cold War in the past and had just normalized relations with each other found themselves on the verge of mutual destruction?

The beginning of the war?

The cause of the crisis was an ordinary Norwegian meteorological rocket. Its launch from the small island of Anneia at 7 am local time (10 am Moscow time) towards Spitsbergen caused a stir in Russia. 

Black Brant XII.

Black Brant XII. Legion Media / ZUMA Press

Equipped with scientific equipment to study the aurora borealis, the Black Brant XII was similar in size to the nuclear-powered American Trident D-5 ballistic missile, intended for launch from submarines. In addition, it flew along a trajectory along which, as the Russian Defense Ministry believed, American missiles would fly in the event of a nuclear war. 

In December 1994, Norway informed 28 states, including Russia, about the planned launch, but did not give a specific date, limiting itself to specifying the period: from January 15 to February 10 of the next year. Due to bureaucratic delays, this information did not reach the Russian Missile Warning System, which sounded the alarm.

Decisive minutes

An emergency meeting with the country’s top political and military leadership was convened in the Kremlin. Defense Minister Pavel Grachev, Chief of the General Staff Mikhail Kolesnikov and President of the Russian Federation (as Supreme Commander-in-Chief) Boris Yeltsin had three strategic missile forces control terminals activated – the so-called nuclear suitcases.

Vladimir Sayapin / TASS

The military believed the lone missile could have been fired to create an electromagnetic pulse that knocked out Russian radars and communications systems. Following it, a massive blow could be expected.

For several tense minutes, as leaders watched it flight, it was decided whether Russia would launch a nuclear strike against the United States. 

“Little is known today about what Yeltsin said at the time, given that it could have been some of the most dangerous moments in the entire history of the nuclear era,” The Washington Post journalist, David Hoffman wrote three years after the incident : “They make it clear that the Cold War nuclear readiness system continues to operate, and how catastrophic its consequences could be, despite the fact that the feud between the great powers is already over.”   

The situation was discharged only when it became clear that the rocket had gone towards Spitsbergen (not far from which it fell into the ocean). The nuclear cases have been deactivated. Russian President Boris Yeltsin (center) and Russian Defense Minister Pavel Grachev (right).

Russian President Boris Yeltsin (center) and Russian Defense Minister Pavel Grachev (right). Igor Mikhalev / Sputnik

The incident with bringing Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Forces to combat readiness, soon became the property of the world community. When, four years later, the Norwegians were about to repeat their launch of Black Brant XII and reported this to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the US additionally warned all key Russian military departments about it through their channels. As a result, this time there were no unpleasant surprises. 

Source: rbth.com

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Germany conducted exercises in case of nuclear war

Bundeswehr / Birthe Brechters

The Bundeswehr with partners in the North Atlantic Alliance ( NATO) trained in operations in a nuclear war.

The German army, together with Italian, Belgian and Dutch colleagues, conducted exercises in the event of a conflict with the use of nuclear weapons.

The location of the exercise “Steadfest Noon” was chosen airbase “Nörfenich”, where the tactical squadron of the Luftwaffe 31 “Boelcke” is located. Together with the Luftwaffe of the Bundeswehr, the air forces of other NATO countries, in particular, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium, took part in the exercises.

According to a report by Bild, the exercise scenario involved training procedures for safely removing nuclear weapons from storage, delivering ammunition and installing them on aircraft. The training flights took place without nuclear weapons, and in parallel with the aviation exercises at the Büchel airbase, where the tactical squadron of the Luftwaffe 51 Immelman is located, the Resilient Guard air defense systems were trained to protect the airfield from air attacks.

The training sites for the Luftwaffe of the Bundeswehr were not chosen by chance, since the Nörfenich airbase is a reserve storage site for the B61, a hydrogen bomb that forms the basis of nuclear weapons of the US strategic nuclear forces. 

Some of this ammunition is stationed at NATO bases in Europe. The exact number of hydrogen bombs that are stored at European sites and which ones are not reported. In Europe, the B61 is carried by Panavia Tornado fighter-bombers (pictured) and General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters.

Recall that the B61 thermonuclear bomb is the main weapon of the US strategic nuclear forces, although it entered service in 1968. Since 2012, a new guided version of the B61-12 has been under development, which will replace all B61 and B83 bombs that have been in service since 1983. It can be used both on strategic bombers and tactical aircraft. About two billion dollars were spent on the development of the 12th modification of the aerial bomb.

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