Malakoi Wrote:Dr. Joe Slate wrote a book (Psychic Vampires, IIRC) written about research on vampirism and the human aura that was primarily facilitated by the US government.
Indeed he did.
The program Vampire Secrets on TLC/Discovery has been overplayed, and most of the vamp community liked it when it first came out, but from an information standpoint, the program does little but expose the intent of the community leaders to try and be more progressive, and it highlights the negative occurrences in the real vamp community.
And how they quoted Michelle Belanger (who I happen to know personally, and she HATES this) as saying
Michelle Belanger Wrote:Ms. Walsh was the kind of girl who had a penchant for sticking her nose where it didn't belong.
She said that she was going to add that "she probably got a bit too close to the mafia and they did away with her," but the producers cut it after this ominous line and let it stand. All for the sake of "ratings" I suppose.
At any rate, most murderers who claim to be from the vampire community aren't anyone we (the people in the community who have been there for YEARS) have met, spoken to/with, associated with, or in any way established a connection with. Further distancing ourselves from the negative stereotype that we're all latent killers just waiting for the right moment to take advantage of someone and kill them (think Rod Ferrell).