A Real Interview with a Vampire
Are there real Vampires in America?
I recently had a man who claims to be a real vampire contact me to explain some of the facts about being a real vampire in America. I did an informal interview with this real vampire, and he answered a lot of questions that many vampire fans would love to ask a real vampire. So, I guess you could say I had a real interview with a vampire (but I'm not the first hubber to interview a vampire: if you'd like to read CrazyHorsesGhost's Interview with a Vampire, click here).
This vampire is fairly young but quite knowledgeable and is absolutely adamant that he is a real vampire in America. I am not one to judge or doubt, so I am publishing my real interview with a vampire here for interested readers and curious vampire fans. It should be noted that I do not know this real vampire personally, and while he is interesting...I don't intend to meet him (I'd like to keep my boring human life intact). I am leaving his name out of the interview, as he has not approved of me using it yet. So for our sake and purposes, I'll be referring to him as his initials "NS".
Also, be warned that some of the answers in this real interview with a vampire can get a little graphic. If you can't handle a little blood or gore, turn back now.
If you have questions at the end of this interview, please leave them in the comments.
Real Interview with a Vampire
Kitty: Some people say that vampires are born as vampires, is that true?
NS: Not in all cases. Vampires can turn anyone they want into a vampire. In my case, I may have turned about 4 out of my 5 known victims into vampires. Some vampires that are born as vampires are human/vampire hybrids…a hybrid can become a full-breed by being bitten by a full-breed as part of a ritual.
Kitty: If you're not born a vampire, how do you become a vampire?
NS: If you are not born a vampire you MUST be bitten by a REAL vampire that has REAL venom. And trust me if you aren’t a vampire already and want to become one, you DO NOT want to be one of us. Our venom can be extremely painful, to the point you will want to die. And if you get ‘bitten’, it is more likely that the vampire that bites you will go into a state of bloodlust and drain you completely of blood.
Kitty: You mentioned you were a part of a vampire clan, are there clans all over the world or only in certain places?
NS: There are clans everywhere around the world. (Here NS mentioned the clans you knows of, but for privacy purposes I have left those clan names out. Hope you don't mind NS!)
Kitty: How old is the oldest vampire? Are vampires immortal in body or just spirit?
NS: When I talked to Vlad he claimed to be 5,000 years old…I don’t believe I am immortal, so I highly doubt any vampires are in our physical bodies. Therefore, to all you slayers out there - drop those stakes (mainly because we hate stereotypes), and pick up a Barrett 50 caliber sniper rifle (because stakes hurt and kill us slowly; we would rather die fast and pain-free)…BUT our spirits are immortal.
Kitty: How old is the oldest vampire in your clan?
NS: I’m not sure how old he is…I have never met the guy, because most of my clan dwells out west in the major cities of Texas, California, and Washington.
Kitty: Do you drink blood or simply other peoples' energy?
NS: Yes, I do drink blood. I normally get it from unwilling victims, unfortunately. I have only gotten blood from a willing donor once…to me it is a luxury to drink blood from a chalice.
Kitty: You mentioned on one of my hubs that Vlad has returned to the United States in spirit form. How did you know this? Does he by chance come to people in their dreams or at night?
NS: I actually met him in person; well...sort of. He was in control of a host named Jordan. We call him Vladimir. Jordan is just a normal guy, until Vladimir is in control of him. Vladimir is a little creepy. Even in his spirit form I could tell he was an unstable vampire.
Kitty: You also mentioned that you're learning magick, don't vampires naturally know magick...at least according to movies and literature?
NS: Well according to the movies we are able to fly and teleport, which could be look at as magick. But the truth is that most vampires are Catholic or Christian and do not believe in magick. I was adopted into a human Christian family; however, I have come to resent being a Christian and am currently exploring the ways of magick and Wicca.
Kitty: Do vampires live among the rest of society and have normal jobs, etc. or do they have to have their own separate societies?
NS: REAL vampires live just like humans with normal jobs…we live in the down-to-Earth real society. But the fake vampires do not live in reality; being a vampire to them is a way to escape their Earthly problems. They will dress in stereotypical ‘vampire cloaks’ and wear vampire pendants, and they will act like a stereotypical vampire as much as possible. On the other hand Real Vampires will dress normally and keep their secrets hidden from the rest of society.
Kitty: Are there any vampires that kill people or is it simply donated blood that you all will take?
NS: Unfortunately, there are vampires that make sure their victim is dead. Most modern vampires will have secret donors. When I go hunting I never try to drain my victims completely.
Kitty: What's your opinion on the supposed zombie attacks in the United States lately? Do vampires believe in other things such as werewolves and zombies, etc.?
NS: We are at war with the werewolves right now, and that is why I was put up for adoption. As for Zombies, I personally do not believe in them…for example the attack in Coprus Christi was what I believe was a vampire attack. The description of the man fits the description of either one of my brothers or my father.
Kitty: What is one thing a vampire hates the most?
NS: We hate being stereotyped as ‘undead monsters’ that kill for fun. We are not ‘undead’, and we are not ‘monsters’. If anything we could be considered creatures of the night.
Kitty: Other than blood, what else do vampires love?
NS: We love the dark, it is when we do most of our hunting. Other than loving the blood and being in the dark, we have a lot of the same likes as humans.
Kitty: Can vampires have children...and if so, are those children automatically born vampires?
NS: Yes, if a vampire breeds with another vampire, their offspring will be vampire(s).
Kitty: Who was the first vampire, in your knowledge and opinion?
NS: Good question, I haven’t done much research on Elizabeth Bathory, so I do not know what date she became a countess. So it was either her or Vlad…but real vampire history goes all the way back to the times of Adam and Eve.
Kitty: Was Countess Elizabeth Bathory a vampire?
NS: Yes, she was a vampire. But what she did was over the top and frowned upon by many modern vampires... bathing in blood would be sickening to me; blood is for drinking, not bathing in. If you have ever felt blood by dipping your hand in a container of it, you would find it to be thick and sticky.
Kitty: Do vampires really sleep in coffins?
NS: This makes me laugh. No, we don’t sleep in coffins, but I have tried it once. It was a beautiful coffin made of black metal and red velvet; I loved it but it was impractical to sleep in. It was indeed an interesting experience, and I would say that everyone should try it once.
Kitty: Are vampires sensitive to light, or can they walk in the light like the rest of us?
NS: Most are sensitive to light, and they must wear special sunglasses to go out during the day...we call these vampires Nightwalkers. On the other hand, there are a few that can walk in the sun without sunglasses...we are called Daywalkers.
Kitty: Do you think mainstream society will ever really believe in vampires among us?
NS: No, probably not. This is a hard subject for most people to talk about - it’s just like talking about the existence of Aliens and UFOs. The reason the humans don’t believe in Vampires is because we vampires do not normally reveal ourselves, and we hide our deadly secrets very well. Our existence will always be shrouded in mystery…
Written and copyright © by Kitty the Dreamer, July 16th, 2012. All Rights Reserved.