Romania is famous for its vampire tales. One I'm pretty sure most of you have heard about, is the story of "Dracula" from Transylvania. I'm sorry to disappoint you, but this story has nothing to do with vampires, however I'm going to tell you how all these rumors started. A couple hundred of years back, when the Ottoman empire was trying to get their hands on Europe, there was one little country which they always failed to achieve, they were always beaten here. Here is the country, were the man who was more diabolical then the devil itself, lived, as least that's what the stories tell. Back in those days, people say that you could've left a pouch full of gold anywhere outside and no one would take it because they were fearing the punishment, which was cut of the hand or even worse, to be impaled. This is the story of Vlad "the Impaler" Tepes. One of the stories that got him the Dracula name, ("dracul" in Romanian translates as "the Devil") it also happen to be one of my favorite. The ottomans were preparing for attack, Vlad got word about that, and they were outnumbered by far. He ordered that every single death corpse of an ottoman they've killed to be taken and brought with them. They went as spies, and terrorized the ottoman enemies when they were sleeping, they brought few animals and started beating them until they would cry their pain out, also some men with powerful voices made all kinds of scream. The ottoman people didn't have an idea about what that was, and you can imagine, if you'd hear something like that, while you're preparing to attack in the middle of the night, and you'd be 200-300 years back, you'd make all kind of thoughts. But the best was yet to come, when they finally got to the fortress (or something like that, I can't recall for sure) they were attacking, it was literally a death parade. Hundreds or even thousands of death corpses of their ottoman comrades were standing in front of them, as they were impaled, you can imagine how would that make you feel, even if you are the bravest of them all. The only thing that made them attack, after few hesitations, was death threat by their leader, however, you can imagine the end result. Those who lived after those days, told their children the story of the "land of the devil" and I know that some of them scare their children even to this day with stories about Vlad "Dracul". This name was letter derived into Dracula by the western societies. Also his castle can be seen and visited to this day, but I wouldn't expect to find any vampire around, only very smart guys like he was.