Vampires Vs. Mirrors: Freaky Facts

Everyone knows that vampires can’t see their reflection in mirrors, but do you know why?

Vampires are some of the hottest monsters in both folklore and Hollywood, and the mythology surrounding them is endless from garlic acting as a repellent to sunlight killing them. But there might be more truth behind the legends than originally thought.

dracula-no-reflection-in-house-of-draculaAccording to the mythos, vampires are unable to see their reflection in mirrors, and, surprisingly, the reason why is because of how mirrors used to be constructed. In the 19th century, mirrors were backed with a thin layer of silver, which is believed to be one of the purest metals, perfect for repelling werewolves and vampires. That simple layer of silver is what kept vampires from being able to see their faces in a mirror in the time of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Of course, today, mirrors are backed with aluminum, so everyone’s favorite vampires would actually be able to see their reflections. Sorry to burst your teen-goth vampire romance bubble.

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  1. I respect your perception, but I don’t share it. I believe vampires can’t see their reflection because they’re cellular narcissists. They’re soulless. They’re also similar to leeches. They feed off of life. The greater the life that sustains the vampire, the better his reflection/satisfaction of himself. The victim/prey of the vampire/narcissist is the reflection/life/light(sunlight) of their existence in their world of darkness/deceit. They only exist by feeding off of other lives. Once they’re exposed to the sun/light/truth, they perish. As for silver being your theory, it might be a metaphor for purity and light. All mirrors are only painted glass. Some mirrors reflect more than others. The best reflection is the vampire’s prey. Like a narcissist, they never experience life. There are ways to kill the vampire/narcissist, but I haven’t learned of any cure. Since reality TV began, we’ve been all hearing the expression “energy vampire.” As a planet, we are breeding more narcissists as we evolve. Don’t feed into these people. They will use you as a reflection of themselves until they’ve depleted you. Don’t let them in! If you can’t avoid this creature, you can protect yourself by not being their mirrors.
    Stay safe and blessed 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼😚


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