Coffin Up Blood: The Real Vampires of New Orleans

Nov 07, 2014 at 10:48 AM ET

Modern day Vampires do exist. They may not resemble the romantic pop culture version, but they do have fangs, they do drink blood and they don¹t like the daylight. And every year, these self-confessed sanguine vampires ‹ those who drink the blood of others ­ descend on New Orleans to bear their fangs without recrimination. Vocativ tapped into a network of vampires and their blood donors via Facebook and recently went down to New Orleans to meet them – and witness a feed.