Vampires have always been popular amongst movie goers since the classic Hammer Horror movies featuring Dracula. More recently becoming more popular amongst teenagers with the release of Twilight, Vampire Diaries, True Blood and many novels inspired by vampires and romance.
Julia Caples of Pennsylvania USA is a 45 year old mother of two with a strange habit, she enjoys drinking blood and claims it keeps her healthy and beautiful… The secret of this strange habit is kept from her 11 year old although he has his suspicions due to decorative items around the home such as gothic dolls and coffins. The oldest child 24 year old Ariel is worried about what this may due to her mothers health, how would you feel if you found out your mother drank blood?
At nearly 2 litres a month the mom has been doing this for nearly 30 years, she meets her sources online as part of a sub-culture that explore vampirism, to make it less likely to catch diseases each ‘victim’ is required to take a blood test and to be met in person beforehand, I couldn’t imagine myself being open to a cult like that, each person is cut with a pagan style knife and then their blood consumed. Should such websites exist where others can meet up to drink blood? If Julia is so certain on hiding her secret from her son then why is she doing it to begin with?
Julia is not the only one to emerge in such a strange habit, Michelle a 29 year old from California is a tattoo artist that cannot start the day without sipping blood, she adds it to coffee, drinks it down like water and even cooks with it, unlike Julia she gets her blood from pigs and cows, without her daily dose Michelle claims she becomes irritated and cant be in a good mood without it.
Should practices be put into place to stop other human blood from being drank or is it just a strange habit without any real harm?
This gives a whole new meaning to the fictional vampire characters we all know and love, drinking blood isn’t a habit I see catching on but it could still bring danger to those that ever do it.
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