A creature that takes as its nourishment the lifeblood of others has held a particular horror and fascination for people all over the world and through out history. Some believe in real vampires; particularlly Dracula and his evil doings. Origin In popular superstition this bloodsucking creature is supposedly the restless soul of a criminal or a suicide who leaves his burial place at night to drink the blood of the living. Although the legend comes from the Slavic regions of Eastern Europe, belief in vampires has been found all over the world. The legend may have been based on the life of Vlad the Impaler, a notorious ruler of Walachia (now part of Romania). In the 15th century he was reputed to have brutally killed hundreds of people. In the 20th century the vampire story has been popularized in several films based on the novel 'Dracula' by British author Bram Stoker. Some facts
The vampire is described as "undead," an entombed individual who rises each night to feed on the blood of the living. They are said to be scared of sunlight, and are strong during the night.They lay sleeping in their coffins while the sun is up and when the sun sets they awake for another night of hunting.
Vampires can also change their forms from their human body to a bat which makes them able to fly or a fiercely wolf. A vampire may even become a vapor in the window to filter around the window frames and in search of theri choosen victims.They are said to kill their victims by biting their necks with their long sharp teeths and sucks the blood till their victims dies.
If one is said to be bitten by this creature, one is said to rise back again from their graves and become a vampire of his own in return. Repelent
Tradition says that salt,garlic and crucifix may drive vampires away but the only way to desroy them is to plunge a stake through their heart or to entrap him in the open and let him face the sunlight. If a vampire is still out when the sunlight shines, he will die and turn into dust.