Sink your teeth into these fang-tastic facts about this blood-sucking fictional creature.
According to legend, it's said that the only way a vampire can enter a home is by being invited inside (so you might want to bring that Welcome mat in on Halloween night!).
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Some legends tell that a vampire can transform into a bat, an owl, a rat or even into a wolf whenever it wants to.
In some regions of southeastern Europe, it was once believed that pumpkins or watermelons turned into vampires if left out longer than 10 days.
What do some people claim to be the telltale signs of a vampire?
If you think you might know a vampire, you can keep them away by staying in the sunlight and wearing garlic. They really don't like either of those things.
You may have heard of the most famous vampire of all — Count Dracula — who was said to be based on a real medieval prince named Vlad of Wallachia (the historical area of Romania). Another vampire family is the owner of a hotel for monsters — Hotel Transylvania. At this hotel, the Count Dracula runs day-to-day operations with his daughter Mavis. And let's not forget about the vampire who has a bad case of arithmomania (that's a strong need to count everything). Count von Count just can't help counting everything he sees on Sesame Street.