National Geographic Vampire Babies

Yes, folks, even National Geographic is now delving into the world of Vampire-Human offspring.

Of course, their article assumes Vampires are “undead” (like almost everything else written about Vampires in the last 300 years! 😈 ) , and addressing the procreation issues concerning living, breathing Vampires would require writing an entirely new article. 😆


  1. Daven,
    Hilarious. Thanks for the link.

  2. My favorite hybrid human/vampire is Vampire Hunter D, also known as a Dhampir. He is the son of Dracula and is many thousands of years old. His age makes him uber powerful and super kickass (the older a vampire lives the stronger he becomes–unlike some other lame vampire stories, which will remain unnamed)! He also hates vampires and hunts them religiously.

    He does thirst for blood, and although he can go out in sunlight, he suffers from heat/sun exhaustion. He also appears to be immortal, or at least ages extremely slowly (I mean he is like twelve thousand years old or something). If you haven’t read any of the Vampire Hunter D manga or watched any of the movies, I implore you to do so. They’re awesome.

    Do you plan on tackling hybrid vampires in your story, Daven?

    • Vampire Hunter D is awesome, which is why my character “D” is a fan of my (in-universe) anime vampire series.

      In the “Vampire Syndrome” universe, the human Vampires are called “Dhamphirs” by certain groups of people in Eastern Europe,

  3. I was actually interviewed throughly for this, but left completely uncredited. 98% of the information there came from me, and was later attributed to the professor mentioned there. He was, in fact, interviewed, but I’m not sure to what extent his information was actually used. We certainly said similar things, but the entire issue was the writer, who no longer works for them, seemed to want to push this issue of how the dhampir was dangerous to its mother, but just couldn’t understand why folklore didn’t support this. It’s because it wasn’t created in classic folklore, enough said. The dhampir was a real figure, real people, who were charlatans in many cases, took on the role for a variety of reasons, but sometimes even a dog could be a dhampir in classic stories. If you’re ever interested in anything about the figure or the general subject of vampires, feel free to contact me.

    • The dhampir was a real figure, real people

      Indeed. There are still “vampire hunters” in Eastern Europe claiming to be dhampirs, because of dhampirs’ folkloric vampire-detection abilities.

      Thanks for your insightful comment!

      • No problem! Some of their detection abilities are pretty entertaining. The interviewer was also floored when informed that some dhampirs were simply dogs and some vampires were actually possessed gourds.

      • Don’t forget the vampire watermelons and pumpkins in Romania… 😉

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