In 1931 filmgoers were shaking in there boots at the sight of Dracula. Little did they know that Bram Stoker, the writer of the original Dracula play, had fished his story out from the existance of a man named Vlad Tepes back in the 1440’s…
Vlad Tepes was ruler of Wallachia, a town which was separated from Transylvania (now part of Romania) by a range of mountains. When Vlad came to the throne after his father (named Dracul) and brother were killed, the people of Wallachia were at war with each other.
Vlad began his reign by killing his enemies along with the poor and the sick of his community, by inviting them to dinner and burning them to death or torturing them. To cut a long story short, his favourite form of torture earned him the well-known name of Vlad the Impaler…
He would order that his victims be impaled on long upward spikes. While he watched them struggle to their death he would eat a meal to the soundtrack of their screams and then ofcourse, drink their blood. True story kids
Was Vlad the Impaler immortal, no, he was murdered. Did his skin sparkle in the sun, I doubt it! Nonetheless he murdered the innocent and drank their blood!
I wrote this blog so that I can share that every unbelievable story has an element of truth in it, even those about vampires.
Before denying the existance of anything that could possibly be real find out the facts of the story that lies beneath.