way it could become a vampire not reanimated corpse Bulgaria vampire could be a

Way it could become a vampire not reanimated corpse

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way it could become a vampire (not reanimated corpse)Bulgaria: vampire could be a shadowy creature scream wildly, throw poop at your house (2ndlevel of power) pixtija was a blob made of human flesh with blood in it (3rdlevel of power) turns into a farce of a human being that looks totally normal and gets a job, starts a family if not killed at other levels (not dangerous anymore) and job is usually a butcheroPsychotic vampire: AKA historical vampirePsychosis is a state of assuming false reality (not related to actual definition)Real person, serial killer (not supernatural) who has urge to kill for bloodNot necessarily mentally ill –so he doesn’t like “psychotic” termFritz Harmann(1879-1925): Vampire/Butcher of HannoverShows what happened to Germany post WWI (impoverished)Homosexual, primary target was young boys, effeminateSpent time in asylumHe was a police informant and they thought he was harmlessHe went to the train station, took young homeless boys home, raped them, ripped out their windpipes, and maybe sold their meat on the black market27 known victimsReal people are part of why we have the vampire myth humans have a bizarre fascination with serial killersUSA has the highest rate of serial killers in the worldFilm “M” has character based on Fritz & Peter KurtenEd Gein(not historical vampire –he’s a real life ghuul) In 1957 in Wisconsin he accidentally killed a woman and gutted her body He was a little strange but they only found out later what he did His mother was so strict she hated sex and women (flappers, makeup, etc.) He walled up his mother’s room and made a shrine after she died He became obsessed with women’s bodies and dug up dead bodies made dresses/masks wit flesh, furniture with bones/body parts this is our folklore now Movies based on him: Psycho (60s), Texas Chainsaw Massacre (70s), Silence of the Lambs (90s)
oPsychic vampire: vampires usually have some mental/psychic powers Human beings all have similar experiences but we symbolize them differently we all have someone in our lives who is emotionally draining to be around This experience is symbolized in the vampire partially Hard to argue and has nothing to do with real psychic vampires Psychic vampire = real people who think they’re vampires (there’s a lady who thinks they can drain your energy) Sleep paralysis = happens to 30-40% of people Brain secretes special chemicals that keep you paralyzed so you don’t hurt yourself while sleepingMind wakes up but body is still paralyzed/asleep Brain begins to hallucinate (typically shadowy figure that looms over you and attacks you) Phenomenon is misinterpreted oLiterary vampire: culmination of 3 types Fictional character though it may be based in truth All male and female vampires in popular culture stem from Dracula and Carmilla Carmilla = Le Fanu researched folklore and Bathory

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