Vampires may have been real people

Are you a Twilight fan or just intrigued by vampires? They are allergic to daylight and you need garlic and a crucifix to keep them away. And perhaps the most feared, they suck the blood of innocent people.

But guess what, they may have been real people. What?

Yes, a team of scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital now says a rare genetic mutation could have caused some people to display traits of “vampires.”

As a doctor explained to UK paper The Sun, it is actually a condition called erythropoietic protoporphyria or EPP. It’s a blood disorder that affects kids and makes their skin sensitive to light.

They could even get disfiguring blisters if they are in the sun too long, all because their iron levels are too low. It’s basically like being “chronically anemic.”

So, guess what, that whole coming out at night only thing - there’s truth to that too.

Because, the researchers said, that in ancient times drinking animal blood and coming out only at night may have actually been used to achieve the same effect as a blood transfusion.

Maybe this whole condition is responsible for the folklore of vampires.

So the next time you think you see a vampire at night or suspect a co-worker of vampire-like behavior,  just remember, they were supposedly real once.  

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