Are “real” vampires afraid of skeptics?
The Vampyre Academy released a poll asking self-identified vampires how they thought vampirologists should behave. Here’s what I have to say about it.
In a previous post I commented on my newfound knowledge concerning the animosity and hostility that exists betwixt the varying cliques within the modern vampire community. It would seem, however, that there is one thing capable of uniting, if not most of them, at least a large percentage; one group they can all agree upon hating: the skeptics. Again, this is not an absolute rule, just a common one. I wouldn’t want to imply that ALL professing “real” vampires are afraid of the doubters. (Nor is my use of the quotation marks meant as a slight; rather it is to delineate between the supernatural vampire of folklore—the fictitious vampire, if I dare be so bold—and those living human beings who choose or feel compelled to take part in blood drinking or the siphoning of psychic energies from others. Whew! That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? Is it “PC” enough?)
Anthony Hogg is a practicing vampirologist, literally one who studies vampires in all their iterations. As such, he tends to view claims of practicing “vampires” with skepticism, and this trait has gotten him into trouble—or at least it’s gotten him un-invited to certain groups and conversations. Is it just that he’s a wet blanket, or do some of his questions probe too close to the truth for comfort?
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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