- In 1734 the word vampire was first used in English in the Anglo-Saxon poem "The Vampyre of the Fens."
- Chorti are wild vampire men located in Mexico and Guatemala who often only attack men if provoked and seem to be large and hairy. Their backwards feet have metallic claws and point in the direction they previously traveled.
- After Mercy Brown appeared to not be decomposing very quickly, so people of New England decided something special was occurring. Edwin Brown thought by consuming his dead sister's cremated heart along with water it would cure his tuberculosis and died on May 2, 1892.
- Some ancient folklore says that Vampirism can occur if a person dies before being baptized, killed in a violent manner, or died from an infectious disease.
- According to the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the ka part of the soul needed substantial offerings or it would leave the area to feast on blood.
- During the 16th century locals believed that Vampires fed on plague victims, so those suspected of being ghouls were buried with rocks in their mouths. Oddly enough female vampires were accused of spreading the plague.
- The ch'iang shih "corpse-hopper" were red eyed hook clawed Chinese vampires.
- In the forests of Ghana, the Asasabonsam uses its iron hooks to yank people into the trees and start feeding on live victims.
- The blue ball of light from Suriname known as The Asema, drains blood by sneaking into peoples homes. Locals battle the spiritual entity by keeping around seeds and nails instead of garlic.
- The Malaysian Penanggal, a fairly attractive woman, has the unique ability to detach her head, send it flying at night time to feed on blood of locals. It has also been known that some women use black magic to become one of these late night gals.