Here is a tale for you of how I know there are vampires.
When I was small and before there was electricity in the lonely country area we had recently moved to (Yeah others besides vampires are old) I was sleeping in the same room as one of my baby sisters and several nights in a row I was awakened to find a shimmering full grown female figure beside my sisters cot. Each time I woke the figure sensed it and gestured at me and that froze me back to oblivion. I asked my mother why she had been in seeing my sister but she said she hadn't. In the next days my sister tragically died suddenly of moisture loss. I knew I had had a supernatural experience but never thought much about and always presumed it was an angel prior to my sisters death.
Many years later I was friends with some paranormal interested people and living with them near Sydney and they asked if I had had any paranormal experiences and I recalled this and told them. This website made me think of it again and for the first time in depth and with physic perception (akin to the TV show stuff although I don't know if the TV stuff is true).
I was able to peel back the shimmering “angel” seeming aura as the deliberate disguise the vampire had adopted from its long and often prior experiences with other children in the room of its victim waking up. I have seen through it to that and even to it slipping in through the top corner of the room which was a common spook entering the room method from 1700 - 1975.
I have seen of it like this that it fed off 2 - 5 kids a year like this with 2 to 5 visits for each for up to 145 years prior to my sister and mathematically calculated its moisture draining so as the last feed would drop the child's moisture level below recovery and the child must die. I have seen other manifestations of the same spook and have seen even further with physic vision of it than I have said.
So there is my tale for you, make of it what you will but its how I know there are vampires although if I ever get my hands on that one there will be one less.
Sent in by "knower"