Vampires and Vampire Bats

Carol RoachStarred Page By Carol Roach, 20th May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/19zs0c7-/
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Many people are obsessed with vampires and there are cults such as the goth cult and television series such as Twilight that populate our teen culture these days.

Introduction

There is no doubt that blood thirsty predators would be a hazard to the survival of humanity and to the health of unfortunate victims. Where did the legends begin? Was there any truth to these stories and why did they survive so long? Many of these creatures might be explained through real life health conditions that will be explained later on in this series.

Vampire bats continued

Vampire bats continued

According to Daniel Riskin of Cornell University, the bat will take as much as a half hour to lap up the blood and that blood amounts to about a tablespoon.

The bat delivers a substance in its saliva that prevents the blood from clotting. According to Robert Roy Britt writing on science for on msnbc.com, scientists have developed a blood thinner to prevent stroke and heart attacks from vampire bat saliva.

Note:a few years ago health warning just delivered by Health Canada. A rabid bat was found outside of the McGill University gates, in Montreal. One man was bitten and is going through tests right now. If anyone sees a bat especially flying during the day this is a warning sign that it could have rabies. Bats are nocturnal animals they should not be flying during the day. But be careful at any kind. If there is one rabid bat there could very well be others.

Recent News on Vampires

Recent News on Vampires

An exciting discovery has been made in Venice, Italy in March of 2009. A team of archeologists was digging a grave site on the island of Lazzaretto Nuovo, in Venice looking for some clues to the remains of plague victims in the middle ages, in 1576, when they serendipitously found a female skeleton with her mouth stuffed with a brick.

What is exciting about this find is that it was the practice in the 1500's, in Italy, to stuff the mouth of a vampire with a brick. The discovery by Matteo Borrini of the University of Florence is a flashback into vampire history and a witness of the past in action. Borrini presented his findings to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Denver, Colorado.

According to Borrini this may be the first vampire to be scientifically (forensically) examined. Borrini claims this is the first evidence of vampire exorcism, though other scientists say that there were also vampire skeletons found in Poland.

In that era in Venice, the populace believed that vampires went beyond sucking the blood of their victims, they actually caused the plague of 1576.

We know the legend of Dracula and the common belief that it originated with Vlad the Impaler III, Prince of Wallachia who was the ruler of Transylvania, Romania in 1456 to 1462 . He was also known as Dracula.

to be continued

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Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
20th May 2015 (#)

Carol, great article as always! I learned a few things in this article that I found very interesting.

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