(07-12-2013, 07:53 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote: Vampires are sort of real. They exist, they have some of the attributes of the lore, but they aren't exactly what they were purported to be (they aren't human). Over the years (like most mythological stories) things get skewed to fit a world view and intercept with real life events while the real story gets lost.
You have to go deep into biblical history to know with a certainty what they are (pre-Yahweh). If you see the biblical law of Jehovah you'll realize that a lot of the law was directly intended to appease these "beings". They called them elohim, you'd call them "God" or "Gods", but what they are is actually a segmented species of grey (like most of this "crazy" stuff actually is; humans trying to describe something they don't understand). They're still around if you were wondering, you'll see their activity across the globe; most of it is sanguinary from animals though it's not limited to animals. They'll fully extract the animals but generally won't do it to humans.
This only partially relates to the whole "illuminati"/mason blood sacrifices that they certainly do. They do these sacrifices to curry favor with this species; it's more superstition than anything (despite the fact that it's completely disgusting nefariously evil behavior). This is not a species that negotiates with lesser lifeforms, they are parasitic, if they trade favors it's not on a 1:1 basis it's for their benefit. I assume this "currying of favor" is more or less so that these "elite" can escape the same fate as everyone else (the potential for abduction, ex-sanguination, and death) but that won't work; it's like an ant trying to negotiate with lion.
As for the graves? Part of the attribution of the mythological story to humanity; humans considered (by self or others) as vampires.
Fascinating. I've mentioned a few times that astronauts say space has a smell that gets on their suits, equipment etc.
Very similar to burnt metal and charred flesh. Why did the ancients burn the flesh of animals to appease God(s)?
In that context it makes sense.