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But Vampires themselves don't exist, the only person close was the orginal count, who would drink people's blood, but that qualifies nowhere near real thing.
Europe was therefore terrorised for many centuries by the belief in vampires, the ancient Greeks feared human-like demons that drank blood from the living, the Norse people of Scandinavia believed that the dead were alive in their graves, but had become evil and violent. Vampires were not reported in Britain after 1300, but the belief in them lasted much longer in the rest of Europe, for example in Bulgaria, there was case in 1863, where a vampire epidemic raged, it continued until a witch discovered the evil spirit that was causing it
There was a number of different types of vampire, the Russian one was called a ĎVieszcyí, and it ate its own hands and feet while it was in the coffin during the day. The Bulgarian vampire had two forms, the first one was while the vampire was new, and for the first 40 days it only appeared as a filmy entity with sparks running through it, once it learned to be evil it took the appearance of the former person and was distinguishable by, only having one nostril and also a long sharp tongue.
The Germans had three types, the first was called a ĎNeuntoterí, it was blamed for spreading plague and was covered in sores. The second is the most famous one the ĎDraculí, this vampire was a corpse that had been brought back to life by a demon. And the third was called ĎNachzehrerí, this one had very strange habits, it would lie holding its thumb whilst in the tomb, it always kept its left eye open and devoured its shroud whilst grunting loudly.