In simple definition Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures, regardless of whether they are undead or a living person.
Although Vampiric entities have been recorded in many cultures, and may go back to "prehistoric times", the term vampire was not popularized until the early 18th century, after an influx of vampire superstition into Western Europe from areas where vampire legends were frequent, such as the Balkans and Eastern Europe, although local variants were also known by different names, such as Vrykolakas in Greece and Strigoi in Romania.
|Aaron Homer (l.) and Amanda Williamson have been arrested in Arizona for stabbing a homeless man, whose blood they wanted to drink, police said.|
The transient, who had been living with the couple, was stabbed after he refused to let them suck his blood and mocked their "religion," police said.
Aaron Homer, 24, and Amanda Williamson, 21, allegedly stabbed Robert Maley, 25, last week in their apartment.
Maley, who was also arrested over a probation violation, told police Homer and Williamson were into "vampire stuff and paganism," and he had allowed them to drink his blood in the past.
On the night of the attack, police were called to the couple's home and found a trail of blood leaving the apartment.
Homer initially claimed his girlfriend had been attacked by an unidentified man, but later admitted he'd stabbed Maley, who was found several blocks away, because he refuse to let them drink more blood!