I have to admit that I find most of my research on vampires to be pretty fascinating stuff. Reading of the folklore, legends, myths, and of course the different TV shows and movies is all pretty interesting to me. But today I ran across a site claiming that they are the “Temple of the Vampire.” Feeling rather skeptical, I wandered into the website to see what they are all about. Turns out, you won’t find much, except maybe that they want your money.
The Temple of the Vampire website begins by asking you if you want power, wealth, health, pleasure, and immortality. Well who doesn’t, right? But this website seems to think that by joining on to become a Lifetime Registered Member, and by purchasing a copy of The Vampire Bible from them, you’ll have everything that you’ll need to quick gain all they promise and more. At first, I was intrigued. A vampire Bible? I didn’t even know there was such a thing! But the website will offer little more than that info until you pay some money. At which point of course, the world is yours. Or so they want you to think. Here’s the deal.
The Vampire Temple is offering The Vampire Bible at a cost of $20 for a softcover and $35 for a hardcover. Once you have purchased the Vampire Bible (and only then), you can then apply to become a Lifetime Registered Member. Then you’ll receive your piece of jewelry that will identify you as a member of the Temple and you’ll be able to aid in different rituals of the Temple (although the website is very sketchy on just what those rituals include.) Once you’re a Lifetime Registered Member, you can then even meet with other members in person! Unless of course, you’re under the age of 18. Then you’ll have the title of Active Member instead of a Lifetime Registered Member, and won’t be able to meet with other people. I mean, vampires. Of course! The Temple doesn’t want to get into any legal squirms about introducing minors to God knows who – but they’ll still be plenty happy to take money from those very same minors. Oh, and did I mention? Any type of membership to the Temple costs $10 a month. Yep, ten whole dollars every month!
Has anyone visited this website? Or is anyone a member? It sounds like a bunch of phooey to me and I’d like to know if anyone has had any interaction on this site. And if so, if it’s legit. Because it sure ain’t sounding that way to me! Although, I would like a peek at that Vampire Bible. Only because that really does sound cool!