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Britain has 15,000 vampires apparently
Metro [UK] ^ | 27 May 2014 | Sharon Marris

Posted on 05/28/2014 2:00:37 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Luring some of Britain’s 15,000 vampires out of the shadows is no easy task.

And Dr Emyr Williams won’t be inviting them out for a drink.

The psychologist is investigating the ‘underground network’ of real-life vampires who gather in secret to suck blood from willing volunteers.

He aims to shed light – although it might be best if he doesn’t do it literally – on members of a subculture he claims is ‘fascinating and all very real’.

He has produced an online questionnaire to learn more about them. ‘Vampires are a group of people who drink blood, but their well-established laws mean they know who it can and can’t be taken from,’ he said.

‘For example, Sanguine vampires receive blood from willing donors who they can only cut on certain parts of the body, and they are forbidden from taking too much.

‘There are also Psychic and Hybrid vampires, blood donors, role-players and enthusiasts who are part of the community.’

Dr Williams, of Glyndwr University in Wrexham, added: ‘I don’t want to label them as mad or bad. They’re just people we need to know more about.’


TOPICS: Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl
The Brits do pride themselves on their good taste.
1 posted on 05/28/2014 2:00:37 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
15,000? Pfui! We have far more FedGov employees.


2 posted on 05/28/2014 2:01:45 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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Vampire Rock!
by *URN*

3 posted on 05/28/2014 2:26:30 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ll stick with good old American zombies.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 3:27:35 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hepatitis and other blood-borne diseases may make this a self-limiting phenomenon.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 5:16:23 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Slings and Arrows
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6 posted on 05/28/2014 5:46:42 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Slings and Arrows

What a load of juvenile BS. If you live in a free, pampered society where you don’t have to grow up and support yourself, I guess you can become a vampire and drink blood and play these silly games.


7 posted on 05/28/2014 5:53:10 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

With all the diseases carried in blood they sure won’t have to worry about ever growing up. Their lives will be short and meaningless.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 6:00:14 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Britain has 15,000 vampires – apparently”

There are that many members of the Royal family? really?


9 posted on 05/28/2014 11:00:18 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

15,000? Is that the population of Parliament?


10 posted on 05/28/2014 11:22:25 AM PDT by DPMD
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11 posted on 05/28/2014 12:45:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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