posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 06:24 AM
reply to post by platipus
The 'real dracula' was completely made up aswell, just as other stories are this one is very much embellished.
Vlad was reported to not like going out in sunlight, thats something that affects people with high levels of melatonin - I count myself among them -
just preferring the night over the day!
This would have also covered the fact that he was apparently pale as a milk bottle, the suffix to his name come from his particularly gruesome way of
dealing with enemies, prisoners etc. Impaling them on big wooden spikes - which is where the fabled method of destroying a vampire has come from.
Aswell as the exaggerations of Bram Stoker, there was a Hungarian King who at one point was allied with Vlad, Matthias Corvinus, he basically promoted
Vlad as evil as he was recieving payouts from Rome for the war against the Ottomans, a war he hadn't actively engaged in. At this point he had locked
Vlad up aswell so using these horror stories he was able to blag money out of Rome and justify locking up the Prince to the pope.
So Vlad was pretty unlucky really with the picture history paints of him.. although if you read up on sources, he really was a man without mercy.
Interesting fact - Vlad's one time ally Corvinus, is the same name given to the 'forefather' of vampires in the Underworld films.
Whereas in real life he was the forefather to the vampire legend in rather a different way!
[edit on 23-11-2009 by ItsallCrazy]