A real-life vampire is addicted to drinking human blood according to doctors. On Feb. 8, NBC News reported that a 23-year-old married man living in Turkey is actually a vampire -- or at least, he appears to be. His addiction to blood is actually as essential as breathing.
"The man was arrested several times after stabbing and biting others to collect and drink their blood. He apparently even got his father to get him bags of the ghastly drink from blood banks," NBC News reported. Strange things have also happened in his life that suggest that he's more than just some run of the mill "freak."
The real-life vampire isn't only addicted to blood. He also has showcased multiple personalities. "The man had been seen talking to himself, and he claimed to be tormented by an 'imaginary companion' who forced him to carry out violent acts and attempt suicide. He also had memory gaps in his daily life and reported instances of being in a new place without any idea of how he got there," reads the report.
Before becoming crazy -- or vampire-like -- the young man went through some traumatic events. His daughter died at just 4-months-old after falling ill... he saw his uncle get murdered... and he witnessed another killing where a man's head and penis were cut off. These traumatic experiences could be linked to his current abnormal state... which has been going on for about two years.
The real-life vampire may be addicted to blood but doctors don't consider him a "mythical" vampire -- like Edward Cullen or Dracula. Doctors are treating him with various medications and while he has gone in to "remission" once, he says he never felt "cured."
© Effie Orfanides 2013