Most of us are familiar with vampires and the concept of a supernatural entity who hides away by day and emerges at night to feed on the blood of the living so that it might enjoy eternal life. We see such images each Halloween, for example. And such a notion has formed the plot for many a movie for decades.
However, the roots of “Dracula” are particularly bloody. And, if you believe the conspiracies, darkly intriguing and intertwined with an ancient extraterrestrial presence. Perhaps more on point, if there is any truth at all to the claims of connections between “vampirism” and ancient blood sacrifices, they are actively disturbing. What’s more, many “real-life” vampires, at least in their own minds, exist today in the modern world.
Before we look at the origins and the claims of connections to the alien-hybrid bloodlines of the elite stretching back to antiquity, as well as some of the modern “real-life vampires” check out the trailer of 1992 movie of Bram Stocker’s ‘Dracula’. As we will look at shortly, there are theories that suggest the original novel, written back in 1897, is another case of “fact hiding in fiction”.
The Origins Of Modern-Day Vampirism
The person we mostly associate with the origins of Dracula hails from what is now modern-day Romania near the Danube River valley, Vlad The Impaler (Vlad Tepes – born in 1428). Vlad, ruler of Wallachia (near the region once referred to as Transylvania in the Carpathian Mountains) on three separate occasions between 1448 and 1477 is still one of history’s most blood-thirsty people. His father was Prince of Wallachia, and perhaps more importantly in terms of influence within elite circles of the time, was a member of the Order of the Dragon, a “secret military society”. From this association, he would become known as Vlad Dracul – or Vlad The Dragon.
With similar undertones to the Knights Templar several centuries earlier, as well as other “secret orders”, the unofficial-official duties of the Order of the Dragon was to seek out and confront heresy. They would also provide a fighting force against the forces of the Sultan of Turkey and, on occasion, against rival Christian kingdoms of Europe.
By the time Vlad The Impaler fully assumed his thrown in 1456 following years of internal political unrest and assassinations (of which his father, Vlad Dracul was a victim), his use of torture was well-known. In a bizarre twist, the two people perhaps responsible for instilling such a passion for spilling the blood of his enemies were two of his own worst enemies, John Hunyadi, who was heavily involved in the assassination plot of his father, and the Sultan of Turkey, Murad II (who had taken charge of Vlad and his brother at the behest of his father – an “arrangement” that led to his assassination for making such deals with the Turks).
Incidentally, according to record, in the first days of his rule, a “strange comet” appeared over the capital of Wallachia.
The Dragon’s Son
Whether the “strange comet’s” appearance was coincidence, an omen, or even something more “nuts-and-bolts”, shortly after the incident, Vlad The Impaler would earn his sobriquet in the fullest – and take firm control of the region in doing so.
While the person on the throne of Wallachia changed over the years, the real power lay with such people as John Hunyadi – the noblemen, or the “boyars”. While Hunyadi was killed in battle several months previously, many similar noblemen whose influence was used to authorize the assassination of his father were still alive. And what’s more, they fully expected the new “ruler” to be subservient to their desires. Vlad, though, had other ideas.
He would summon all five-hundred such noblemen to his main castle residence in Tirgoviste. With his audience gathered in the main hall of the castle, at his signal, his guards appeared from outside on all sides and apprehended them. They were then systematically impaled on large wooden stakes. While some were impaled through the stomach and died relatively quickly, others had the stake inserted into their rectum before being raised up. Their own weight then forcing them down the stake, the wooden pole slowly mangling their insides as it forced its way through their upper body. Some would take days to die.
All five-hundred stakes were taken to the main courtyard and left on display to any who dare to challenge him. This treatment of enemies and, on occasion, his own people alike, would be replicated many times during his reigns. During which, he would become known as Draculea or Draculya – eventually becoming Dracula – which, interestingly or not, translates as “Dragon’s Son” or “Devil’s Son”.
A Display Of Brutality? Or Ritual Sacrifice?
The numbers of victims who would meet their ends at the hands of Vlad The Impaler, or Dracula, would be in the tens of thousands. And furthermore, their rotting corpses were often left on display for approaching armies as a testament to the grisly fate that would await them.
Perhaps the most disturbing reports, though, and likely where the association with “drinking blood” stems from, are the accounts of him sitting to eat among his impaled victims. Many of which were still alive although close to death. Not only that, he would dip bread in their blood, eating it along with his sickly meal.
Furthermore, on occasion, he would have the impaled victims arranged in very specific arrangements – often circular – and would stand and eat within them. This type of activity, particularly if we assume for a moment would take place on specific days, has all the hallmarks of ritual human sacrifice. Of which, the drinking of the blood is simply a part of. Might these rituals have their roots farther back in antiquity? Particularly if we think about the region of the Black Sea which is of such historical significance. As well as the mountain regions of the area. These would serve as one of the main routes from Asia, and the ancient mystery schools of Egypt and Babylon. Many of those making such journeys would become the monarchs and powerful families of Europe.
In fact, others, while they don’t doubt the authenticity of the accounts, believe the need for blood runs much deeper than mere brutal display. Before we look at those claims, though, we will examine briefly the most famous telling of the vampire legends. And more to the point, the author of it.
The Esoteric “Contacts” Of Bram Stoker?
While the apparent roots of the character we know as “Dracula” goes back to the 1400s, it was nineteenth-century writer, Bram Stoker, who brought the account, with a huge helping of fiction, to the wider world in his 1897 novel of the same name. Or did he? Many researchers in symbolism and esoteric knowledge claim that much of the “fiction” is disguising secret knowledge. And what’s more, according to such theories, clues of this reside within Stoker’s famous novel.
For example, Dracula’s ability to shapeshift or control the thoughts of others (possess?) is one of the most obvious similarities. The name, “Count Dracula”, is a clue of the activities of the noble and royal bloodlines. Or “the elite”. At least according to some. His need for blood is a reference to such elites and their accused secret sacrificial rituals. Most often, Dracula enters through a “window” which some believe is representative of a portal indicating an “unearthly” existence. This is a point that we will look at further in a moment.
Perhaps, though, most interestingly, as well as his intense interest in mysticism and the occult, he shared a close friendship with, J.W. Brodie-Innis, who was a member of the short-lived but highly influential “Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn”. This order would share rituals dating back to the Ancient Egyptian era. Much like many of the Masonic rituals of modern times. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise, then, to learn that several prominent members of this order were also Freemasons. And, given the claims of many conspiracy researchers of “secret esoteric Masonic knowledge”, and more importantly, how it is communicated, perhaps claims of fact intertwined with fiction are not as outlandish as they first seem.
Vampires Are Reptilians Are Vampires!
There is an increasing number of researchers, albeit very much on the fringes, who believe that the roots of Dracula and vampirism go farther back than the fifteenth century. To some, the legends stretch right the way back to the dawn of time. The main drive of these theories is David Icke, who draws many comparisons with the legends of Dracula and vampires, and his claims of reptilian aliens who require blood to keep their human form. There is, of course, an obvious comparison here to reptiles and their preference for eating live animals (or warm blood).
According to Icke, these reptilians, sometimes known as The Anunnaki, have ruled over humanity for hundreds of thousands of years. This rule stretches from the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt right the way through to modern times. Today, these are members of the royal families of Europe and afar, as well as those with significant political influence. Furthermore, these reptilians “assume human form” (essentially, they shapeshift), or even possess a person and do so from another dimension.
It is tempting to dismiss such outlandish notions. There is, however, a very definite connection between the rulers of antiquity and those who control us in modern times. Furthermore, as a constant backdrop to these ruling elites and their “secret societies” is a tradition of ritual sacrifice. As well as a constant referring to “the serpent” or “the dragon”. Even more intriguing, these reptilians hail from the Draco constellation. It doesn’t take a genius to see the comparison to the word Dracula.
Interestingly or not, Queen Mary, the grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II, descends from the sister of Vlad “Dracula” The Impaler. With the claims above in mind, make of that what you will.
Modern Age “Vampires”
While there is a mountain of claims of ritual human sacrifice and the so-called “elites” of society in conspiracy circles today, there are also several cases on record of individuals who have seemingly killed due to their uncontrollable urges for the taste of blood.
Many of these didn’t profess to be “a vampire”. Nor were they part of some esoteric and chilling blood rituals. Their monikers, for the most part, are a reference to their particularly brutal bloodlust. Peter Kurten, for example, known as “The Vampire of Dusseldorf”, claimed to be “aroused” by drinking blood. He was put to death for the nine murders in 1931. He also admitted to killing and drinking the blood of swans from public parks.
Joshua Rudiger, on the other hand, very much believed he was a vampire. The California media would label him “The Vampire Slasher” during his killing spree in 1998. He would go on to claim he was a “2,000-year-old vampire” who required blood for “vitality”. Rudiger would also state during his trial that “prey is prey”. Perhaps this shows how far he had truly distanced himself from the murder. A crime he would receive a sentence of over two decades behind bars for.
“The Teenage Vampire”, Sean Sellers, also claimed to be distanced from the crimes for which he was executed in 1999. After shooting dead a store clerk, he would go on to murder his parents in 1986. He would claim to be under the possession of the demon, “Ezurate”. It would also come to light that he regularly cut his and others’ wrists to drink the blood from them.
Transfusions Of Young Blood To Keep People Young?
There was no doubt of Richard Chase’s intense interest in vampirism. And in a month period in 1977 he would murder six people in order to drink their blood. As well as committing cannibalism and necrophilia. In 1996, Roderick Ferrell would murder his girlfriend’s father in order that she could join his “Vampire Clan”. Upon his arrest, he would claim to be a 500-year-old vampire by the name of “Vesago”.
One of the most chilling cases of alleged vampirism occurred several centuries ago in the early-1600s. Countess Elizabeth Bathory of Hungary was known for the cruel manner with which she would treat women in her service. She would, for example, drench a maid in water if displeased with her and then cast them outside. On occasion, the unfortunate servant would freeze to death in the harsh Hungarian winters.
Even more disturbing, though, are the claims of her murdering over 650 women. Perhaps even more disturbing than that, are the alleged reasons for the killings. Believing it would give her “restorative powers” she would bathe in the blood of her victims. Authorities would ultimately charge her with eighty murders. However, under house arrest, she would die before answering for her apparent crimes.
Interestingly, historian, Raymond T. McNally would claim in his book ‘Dracula Was A Woman’ that Bathory was at least as much of an influence in the famous Bram Stoker novel. She certainly would have shared a platform with other “elite” people of the time. And if recent research of trials of “transfusions of young blood” in order to add years on to people’s lives is accurate, perhaps it is knowledge that these elites have been privy to for generations.
The short video below discusses these claims a little further.
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