6th October 2019

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Do vampires really live in Transylvania?

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it's fictional, but this central Romanian region is a real place. And it's pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, 'the land beyond the forest' still feels undiscovered.

Consequently, where Does Count Dracula live?

The real Dracula. By most accounts, Vlad III was born in 1431 in what is now Transylvania, the central region of modern-day Romania. However, the link between Vlad the Impaler and Transylvania is tenuous, according to Florin Curta, a professor of medieval history and archaeology at the University of Florida.

Where does the werewolf live?

The "eastern" werewolf-vampire is found in the folklore of Central and Eastern Europe, including Hungary, Romania and the Balkans, while the "western" werewolf-sorcerer is found in France, German-speaking Europe and in the Baltic.

Where do vampire bats live in the world?

Young vampire bats feed not on blood but on milk. They cling tightly to their mothers, even in flight, and consume nothing but her milk for about three months. The common vampire bat is found in the tropics of Mexico, Central America, and South America.
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