Vampires are all around us. Well, maybe not the real thing, but vampire TV shows, movies, and novels are all the rage. It seems like we all know someone who is fascinated by the prospect of a group of undead people with more class than zombies and an unquenchable thirst for human blood. So, do you believe in vampires?
As strange as it sounds, a YouGov poll conducted in October, 2019 demonstrates that 13% of U.S. adults believe vampires are probably or definitely real. Even more fascinating is that 46% believe in a whole host of supernatural beings including ghosts, demons, and the like.
The difference with vampires is that modern culture seems to go out of its way to give them their own special place in the supernatural world. Demons are pretty generic. So are ghosts. Vampires are as unique as the authors and screenwriters make them.