Clarissa Johal: #Paranormal Wednesday-Modern Age Vampires

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

#Paranormal Wednesday-Modern Age Vampires

Photo courtesy of cgiraldez via morgueFile
I came across a show called MTV True Life recently. The show seems to cover a plethora of interesting topics but in this particular episode it was vampires. Specifically, vampires in Austin, Texas. Not the "rise from the dead" vampires or vamps that sparkle (thank gawd) but people who claim to be bona fide vampires

According to the the group, "a vampire is essentially an energy feeder or blood drinker that may display various levels of psychic ability."  They don't drink blood without permission and health screenings. They shun sunlight and tend to favor the night. They have a great respect for life and give back to their community. They have a Facebook Page, throw a yearly Austin Vampire Ball  and Twitter @VampireNews.
Oh, and they're global, folks. The Vampire Court of Austin is only one faction of their organization. 


My intention is not to mock as I'm sure they get plenty of that day-to-day. I always try and be respectful in my blog. I do wonder about the immortality aspect. Perhaps an immortal spirit? I'm unsure. Much like the general public's belief and understanding of witches (flying on broomsticks and other silliness) my guess is that vampires are subject to general misunderstandings by the public as well. Perhaps even more so. Regardless, the program was an interesting one, albeit a bit dramatic. Such is MTV.
I encourage you to watch the episode if you're interested. 


Daley Catherine said...

Thank you for writing about us and our episode. Please do not hesitate to message me if you have any additional questions or would like an interview for your blog. We are always open to educating the public.


Daley Catherine

Clarissa Johal said...

Thank you for stopping by, Daley! I would love to interview you for my blog. Email me at and I'd be happy to discuss it further. I think readers would be quite interested.