By C. Michael Forsyth

CHIGAGO – Forget what you’ve seen in Hollywood horror flicks like “Underworld.” Vampires and werewolves get on famously — and the friendly relationship dates back many centuries, according to top experts in the field.

“Many of my closest pals are werewolves,” reveals Charles Vinowinski, a self-proclaimed Chicago vampire who says he’s 128 years old, but looks a spry 60. “We go bowling together, hang out and visit each other’s homes to play board games on Saturday nights.”

The chummy relationship between the two species is a far cry from the hit movie “Underworld,” which depicts a war that’s been waged for eons.

“The vampire-werewolf alliance can be traced at least as far back as ancient Rome,” asserts folklorist Dr. Hans Reintenhauser of the Berlin Institute for the Study of Unusual Phenomenon.

“During the dark ages, vampires and werewolves were known to hunt together and operate in pairs. During the day, while in human form, the lycanthrope would protect the sleeping vampire from those who would do him or her harm.

“Because in those days both species were persecuted by ordinary people, they needed to work hand in hand for the sake of their own survival.”
Such “odd couples” still exist in modern times, according to the expert, author of the upcoming book, “Friends Forever: The Untold Story of the Vampire-Werewolf Kinship.”

“Yes there is sometimes rivalry between the two, which are so different in their temperaments; some good-natured ribbing and occasional bickering,” says Dr. Reintenhauser. “But it’s like something you’d see in a buddy movie like ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ or between Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in the ‘Rush Hour’ pictures. Deep down, there is an abundance of love and respect.”

Since both vampires and werewolves are believed to be immortal – barring a run-in with the business end of a sharpened stake or silver bullet – “buddy” pairs develop an incredibly strong bond over the centuries.

“Imagine a comedy duo like Abbot and Costello, who’ve worked together so long they can anticipate each other’s every thought, can finish each others’ sentences and have impeccable timing,” explains the researcher. “Now imagine that kind of link strengthening over the course of a thousand or more years.”

Wolfman Henry Yerbrough, 241, has such a close-knit bond with his longtime associate Jean-Claude Dujardane, whom he claims he met in a field hospital during the War of 1812.

“Jean-Claude and I are like brothers,” smiles Yerbrough, of Milwaukee. “He was the best man at my wedding and I’m the godfather of his three kids. When we travel, we share a hotel room and once a year we go fishing together in the mountains.

“A lot of people assume we’re gay, especially since I work in a hair salon,” he adds with a chuckle. “But trust me, I love women as much as the next guy.”

Brooklyn native Ed Neidorf Jr., who is comparatively young as vampires go, at age 78, says he can only remember a single violent encounter with werewolves.

“This was in the early 1950s and there was a ‘rumble’ between a couple of rival vampire and werewolf gangs,” recalls the plumbing contactor, who still sports jet-black hair. “No one was killed, but there were some minor injuries. I remember some pretty nasty epithets being hurled at me, like ‘bloodsucker’ and “leech.’

“We were all just young and stupid then.”

When vampires and lycanthropes see movies like “Underworld” and “Twilight Saga: New Moon,” which also portrays the two groups as age-old enemies, it makes their blood boil.

“Hollywood makes it look as if we fight like cats and dogs,” fumes Vinowinski, a house inspector. “Nothing could be further from the truth.”

Copyright C. Michael Forsyth. All rights reserved

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  1. I’ve read all of whats said here about werewolves and vampires being friends to each other, and i’ve read this like two or three times now. Still i have to say i just can’t believe any of what’s said here about this werewolf vampire bonding, sure the experts are saying there’s such a bond, but that might not be the case with every werewolf and vampire in every country. I’ve done a little of my own research and found that werewolves and vampires in much of Europe and New York city don’t like each other, stay away from each other, don’t hung out at the same places and speak badly of each other. I my self don’t entirely like some vampires, there careless, thoughtless, cold hearted, show offs, who think they’ve got it all, who think there the finest and sexiest, and who like to overpower others. Now on to a completely different topic, about how there’s wars between lycanthropes, werewolves and vampires in the underworld series and the Twilight series, well to those lycanthropes and vampires who’s blood boils when ever they see the underworld films and twilight films, and who think Hollywood makes them look like cats and dogs fighting, well get over it, cause guess what, that’s why there’s horror film’s, that is horror movies are to entertain, horror movies are not to educate lycanthropes, werewolves and vampires, that’s one of the big reasons why there’s horror movies, there may be some truth to werewolf vs vampire movies, but most of all there to entertain. So don’t stop your winging about great horror movies like the underworld films, now on to the last topic, so the names lycanthropes and werewolves are used for the same creature, which i think is a little incorrect, because from all of what i’ve learned from researching on the history of werewolves, and this is even a true fact that the underworld films have pointed out, and this is how i see it, that is there’s two different breeds of werewolves, one of them being the werewolves, and the other being the lycanthropes AKA Lycans. i just wanted to point this out because i thought people may have not notice this, it’s something i thought would be great to point out, because i’m a Lycan and proud to be one, plus i can even related to some of the lycan characters thats from the underworld films, no joke there, i know the underworld films are for entertain, but can just related to some of the lycan characters.

    • Lycans and werewolves are two different critters, Flyslick says. Sounds crazy, but then of course I used to think that crocodiles and alligators were two names for the same thing. What’s the dif between Lycans and werewolves? Somebody please throw some light on this. Are the snouts shaped differently? (Come to think of it, are hedgehogs the same animal as porcupines? What about gophers and prairie dogs? Naturalists, chime in.)

  2. some lycans, werewolves and vampires are meant to be enemies, sample as that,

  3. I have been researching for a few years on vampyrs and werewolfs and found some intresting stuff but this is the first time i came across this info. It actually makes sense instead of rivalry but friendship.

    I love vampire and werewolf films but dont like how there aint no truth in it.
    if people weren’t so afraid of their shadow the world as we know it would be different people could walk around freely.

    Ps if any real vampires would like to shed some light on how they live please email me tommyboy1987@hotmail.co.uk dont worry im not a sceptic just curious on how use live.

  4. hey to the butthead who said maybe we need a other beer summit for werewolves and vampires, i know what the hell i’m talking about, i’ve done a lot of research on the history of werewolves and vampires, i was just trying to make a point of something. Maybe you should go and do your own research on werewolves and vampires before you come on to this site and talk about them, oh and stop calling me flyslick, it’s Bolt, ok, the names Bolt, or are you blind or something, flyslick is from my email, it’s not my name for this site.

  5. What a bunch of nutcases

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