"Elizabeth used to dress up well in
order to please her husband...On one occasion, her chambermaid saw something
wrong with her headdress, and...received such a severe box on the ear that
blood gushed from her nose and spurted on her mistress' face...When the
blood drops were washed off...her skin appeared more beautiful. Elizabeth,
therefore, formed the resolve to bathe her face and entire body in
human blood....to enhance her beauty."
- Dracula was a Woman: In search of
the Blood Countess of Transylvania, Raymond T. McNally
Vlad Dracula, Elizabeth Bathory....Fritz Haarman,
Rod Ferrell. There are names people have associated throughout
history with terms such as "serial killer", "evil", "murderous" and....
"vampire". That the two terms should be coined together, sheds an
interesting light on how people tend to perceive the concepts associated
with the word "vampire". Sadly, it is these types of real life
people, whose excessively violent vampiric behaviours, have been exploited
by the media and led everyone in the world, seemingly, to think of people
who consider themselves vampires as "crazy" and "evil". I am
including this page to show the extremes so-called vampires can go to;
however, it is important to note that most modern real life blooddrinkers
are not even remotely this violent, nor are they in any way evil.
Anyways, for historical reference and interest...here are some bios and
info on famous real life "vampires".