'I love garlic pizza': NYC man claims to be real-life vampire who 'wears fangs and feeds on GFs energy'
Jack Townson, 35, says he realized he was a vampire through the movie 'Interview with the Vampire' and through the 'Marvel' character Blade
HUNTINGTON, NEW YORK: Many modern vampire series have inflicted the young generation with the impression that vampires feed on other people's energy, garlic repels them, and they cannot enter someone's house without permission, but a self-proclaimed real-life vampire claims that's not the case. A man from New York claims that he is allegedly a vampire and feeds on his partner. Jack Townson, 35, who is the author of the book 'Blood and Roses', wears fangs and feeds on his girlfriend, according to Dailystar.
Jack Townson reportedly started to feel different from his classmates when he was a senior in high school. Even though he is said to have confessed to being a vampire, he claims that his lifestyle isn't quite as "monstrous" as it is shown in many vampire films and television shows. Townson reportedly continued by saying that vampires only feed on humans who give them consent to do so and not all people, reports Dailystar.
“It is something you are born as, there are some people who think it’s something you can become through certain stimuli or certain situations, but I’m of the belief that it’s just something you are born as,” Townson told. He further added, “We have a moment called our awakening, you can awaken when you’re very young, which is very rare, but this is when I awakened actually. I awakened between the ages of seven to 10 and others can awaken much later in life."
Townson claims he first realized he was a vampire through the movie 'Interview with the Vampire' and through the 'Marvel' character Blade. This allegedly caused him to experience a sense of familiarity, and he understood that he wasn't like other individuals. This was reportedly the moment when everything began to make sense for him.
“From there, things started happening that weren’t like the movies. I became more sensitive to the energy around me and I became more empathetic to those around me as well,” he said. “I started to exhibit certain feelings of hunger that didn’t make sense, almost this gnawing sensation, this intense need I couldn’t place as well as this very deep intensity that would take me and I didn’t understand it at all. I came a little bit more sensitive to the sun because that is a thing, vampires don’t burst into flames, that's not how it works, but we do have a certain sensitivity," said Townson as per Dailystar.
Townson claims that he glanced at the sun when he was younger, which is why he now needs to wear contacts and glasses to correct his vision. Although he is aware that this is something you shouldn't do, he doubts that many people have had negative effects as a result. These experiences he had ever since his childhood reportedly made him believe that it was because of Vampirism. “At that age, I ended up ruining my vision from looking at the sun. These kinds of things just continued to happen over and over and over again and eventually, it became a very hard thing to dismiss,” Townson added.
Townson frequently dons makeup, fangs, and vampire-style attire. Although he mostly performs this when playing the online version of himself that he portrays in a web series he has produced, he claims that it nonetheless accurately captures who he is. Although the Internet persona is the "Hollywood version" of him, he still feels at home in the alternative goth look. “I don’t wear makeup all the time but there is a connection with it, a totem in a way,” he explained. “The fangs represent primality, a more instinctual nature, so wearing them actually makes it easier to hone into that side of myself.”
The vampire community holds two different ideas, according to Townson as per Dailystar. One is that vampires must eat in order to maintain their health and the other is that they are energetically out of balance. Another myth holds that vampires eat purely out of convenience and because it "boosts" them, says Townson.
“I’m the guy that thinks there is something there that’s a sort of necessity, I don’t think there is a deficiency but I do know there is a gigantic boom when you do these things,” he said. “I do feed but not in the way that you think, feeding doesn’t always mean on blood, there are energetic ways of doing these things." He further continued, “It’s like Reiki and energy work, it’s very very similar and less dangerous. I feed through these techniques, maybe once a week or more. My girlfriend is actually my donor, I am very lucky she has consented to that, a donor is actually a very hard thing to come by. And when she’s fine with it she will allow me to take her energy.”
Even though people conjure up images of teeth digging into someone's neck and a terrifying scream when they think of vampire feeding off the energy, it is actually rather simple, says Townson. According to Townson, you can visualize absorbing someone's energy by placing your hand on their chakra point. Consent is essential, he says. You must be careful not to consume too much energy, and once you're finished, you must only return a small portion of it to them, Townson further added.
“It’s not as terrifying or monstrous as it sounds,” he said. “I can’t tell you how often I’m asked ‘Can you enter a home?’, ‘Can you eat garlic?’ and ‘Can you hold the crucifix?’ Yes I can – and I love garlic on pizza of course," says Townson according to Dailystar.
While Townson receives unusual stares frequently, the most common response he receives from complete strangers is intrigue and curiosity. “There are people who are like ‘You’re just looking for attention’ but they’re in the minority,” he concluded.
Reportedly neither the existence of vampirism as a true disease nor the veracity of Jack's symptoms is supported by any scientific evidence. It is understandable why science and medicine reject vampire theory given that it entails feeding off humans.