Doctors at the Hanoi-based Central Dermatology Hospital are curing a little girl who suffers from the so-called “vampire” disease.
Dr. Nguyen Duy Hung, Secretary General of the Vietnam Dermatology Association, said that the patient is only five years old and she comes from Soc Son district, Hanoi.
The patient was hospitalised over a month ago, with acute wounds on her skin.
There are hundreds of blisters, with liquid inside, and scars on the girl’s body, particularly on exposed parts like face, neck, arms and legs.
The skin that is covered by clothing looks normal. These scars have deformed the girl’s face, arms and legs. Her fingernails and toes are atrophied because of scars.
The patient is also very hairy and she does not develop normally.
She is only 13 kilos in weight and has anaemia.
Doctors made a lot of tests and diagnosed that the girl contracted a rare innate disease called Porphyrin syndrome. This is a genetic disease.
According to Dr. Hung, this disease is uncommon in the world, with around 200 cases recorded worldwide so far.
The doctor says that this disease is also called “vampire” disease because the skin of patients gets injured when it touches sunlight, leaving terrifying scars and atrophied limbs.
Dr. Hung adds that there is no measure to treat this disease to the very roots. Doctors can help deal with anaemia and skin wounds, and in some cases they can perform bone marrow transplant.
The doctor says that this is the first “vampire” patient treated at the Central Dermatology Hospital, or perhaps the first in Vietnam.
She has now left hospital but the family and the hospital has maintained communications and she will be will be examined periodically.
A Mexican woman, Maria Jose Cristerna, turned herself into a vampire look-a-like after suffering years of domestic violence.
She is now helping other victims of domestic violence.
Mother-of-four Cristerna, who is known as Vampire Woman, is a 36-year-old former lawyer from a Catholic family background.
98% of her body is covered with tattoos and she has had fangs dentally implanted into her mouth. She also had titanium horns surgically placed beneath the skin on her head.
She says she became interested in expressing herself through piercings and tattoos as a way of recovering from the trauma of abuse and now uses her appearance to help raise awareness and help other victims.
“At first people were interested in my looks because it was cool, because it attracts attention and because it’s something different,” she said.
“But I see it as something good among all the bad, because I’m giving a message. I won’t be able to change the thinking of the entire world, but I’m always there to help the people that need it.”
A former Playboy bunny has filed a lawsuit against the New York Police Department, claiming that they manhandled her following an altercation with a cab driver.
Stephanie Adams, 40, says police drew their guns on her and with unnecessary force shoved her face to the pavement causing physical injury after her taxi driver accused her as being armed and dangerous.
According to the New York Post, the driver, Eric Darko, later told city investigators that he believed Ms Adams was a vampire.
Ms Adams was taking the taxi driven by Mr Darko on May 25 back her to apartment when he refused to bring her any closer to her building, according to Ms Adams.
He then began cursing at her, prompting her to call 911, which Mr Darko in return did too.
While on the phone with the NYPD, Mr Darko told the operator that Ms Adams had threatened to shoot him leading to her rough handling at their arrival.
Ms Adams’ trial Lawyer Nina Neumunz in court stated that the physical force was unnecessary with the tight-fitting clothing Ms Adams was wearing.
‘It was a controlled drop to the ground,’ Sgt John Rajan testified in court according to the Post, saying Ms Adams did not initially comply to his instructions to lie face down.
‘We didn’t know if she had a firearm,’ he said.
Acknowledging her attire, Sgt Rajan said they did not need to frisk her as ‘she was wearing tight-fitting clothing and there was no place to conceal a weapon.’
A female Zimbabwean nurse collapsed and fainted at local General Hospital after reportedly noticing what she described as a ‘witch’ sucking blood from a patient in a hospital ward.
The incident occurred while the nurse was carrying out routine checks on patients early on Wednesday morning. The nurse has now been admitted at the hospital, receiving treatment.
A hospital official said staff were now afraid to work nights following the incident which has become the talk of the city of Gweru.
“The affected nurse is still admitted in hospital where she is receiving treatment. Fear has now gripped the hospital staff following the incident as most nurses are now afraid to go on night duty,” the unnamed official said.
The incident took place as the nurse made her routine rounds in the female wards at around 3am in the morning.
“When she came across the witch, the drip had been removed from the patient. The witch was apparently busy sucking blood from the patient and the on-duty nurse immediately raised an alarm upon witnessing the shocking incident. She (the nurse) suddenly collapsed and fainted,” the hospital official said.
“She is still weak and is being attended to by a doctor. However, she is now able to narrate what really transpired on the fateful day.”
Hospital superintendant, Dr Fabian Mashingaidze confirmed that a nurse was being treated at the institution but dismissed as fantasy reports of a “witch” citing.
“Let me assure the general public that there is no incident of that sort which happened at Gweru Provincial Hospital. It’s a fabrication from some people who are fantasising,” Dr Mashingaidze said.
“The nurse is being attended to by one of the doctors but her condition and the nature of the aliment is confidential.”
Now, if you are planning on checking out the Ebay sale of this item, don’t bother. It would seem the item has now been removed….
A Civil War-era photograph of Nicolas Cage has surfaced on eBay, and there is only one logical explanation… he’s a vampire.
The photo, which is being sold by a man from Tennessee for an asking price of $1 million, shows the Oscar winner in a Civil War-era photograph. But what’s even more amazing, it appears that Nicolas Cage hasn’t aged a day since the photograph was taken.
Jack Mord, who is selling the photo on eBay, said:
“Personally, I believe it’s him and that he is some sort of walking undead vampire, et cetera, who quickens/reinvents himself once every 75 years or so. 150 years from now, he might be a politician, the leader of a cult or a talk show host.”
According to the New York Daily News, the photo was taken in in 1864 at Johnson’s Island prison camp in Ohio by Professor G.B. Smith, who was famous for taking portraits of confederate prisoners during the Civil War.
But Mord insists that the photo is of an undead Nicolas Cage, who at the time of the photo, may have been a Civil War prisoner.
“My theory is that he allows himself to age to a certain point, maybe 70, 80 or so, then the actor ‘Nicolas Cage’ will ‘die’…but in reality, the undead vampire ‘Nicolas Cage’ will have rejuvenated himself and appeared in some other part of the world, young again, and ready to start all over.”
E! reports that Nicolas Cage has not denied that he is a vampire (he hasn’t confirmed either).
What do you think? Just a civil war prisoner? Or are we looking at definitive proof that Nicolas Cage is a vampire?
Thanks to films like Twilight, society is inundated with delusional people thinking that they are vampires. One result is an increase in ‘vampire-related’ crime.
Josephine Smith, a female ‘vampire’ has been accused of a terrifying assault on an elderly man, in which she bit his face and arm and left him needing stitches.
The 22-year-old, allegedly told her 69-year-old victim: ‘I’m a vampire, I am going to eat you.’
Milton Ellis had to be given stitches to close up the wounds he suffered during the assault, which occurred in front of a vacant Hooters in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Ellis, who is disabled and uses a motorized wheelchair, was asleep when Smith pounced on him.
Bloodied, Ellis managed to escape to a nearby gas station, where he called the police.
When police arrived they found a half-naked Smith covered in blood near the restaurant.
She reportedly told officers she had no idea what happened.
Police say the two had met earlier at the shopping centre beside the former Hooters. Smith, who is from Pensacola, was waiting for a relative to drive down and pick her up and the two decided to hang out together at the closed restaurant while she waited.
Ellis eventually fell asleep, and that’s when Smith allegedly attacked.
According to her Facebook profile, Smith has recently studied ‘dental assisting’ at the Fortis Institute in Pensacola.
Ellis, who also had bite marks on his arm, was taken to the hospital
Smith was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on an elderly person. She had been arrested less than a month ago in Escambia County on drug possession charges.
She was booked into the Pinellas County Jail, where she is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
One can only hope that the courts will sentence her to a garlic sandwich or preferably a stake through the heart!