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" Copyright © Australia - Yara-Ma-Yha-Who : This vampirelike creature is found in aboriginal culture. The 'Yara-Ma-Yha-Who' has the appearance of a four foot tall red man with an exceptionally large head and mouth. Having no teeth, this creature swallows its food whole..."

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Australia - Yara-Ma-Yha-Who : This vampirelike creature is found in aboriginal culture. The 'Yara-Ma-Yha-Who' has the appearance of a four foot tall red man with an exceptionally large head and mouth. Having no teeth, this creature swallows its food whole and uses suckers on the ends of its toes and fingers to drain its victim of blood. This vampire, like the 'Asasabonsam' of Africa, hides in fig trees and attacks people as they walk underneath. According to Legend if you were unlucky enough to be attacked more than once by this creature you might gradually become shorter and eventually become a 'Yara-Ma-Yha-Who' yourself.

China - Chiang-shih : (also called 'Kiang-shi') This terrifying vampire creature is said to be caused by either the demonic posession of a recently deceased corpse or by suicide or some other violent death. It has been documented in two forms: In one form it is a tall and murderous, walking corpse with green or white hair all over its body. This vampire has long, sharp claws, serrated teeth, glowering red eyes and foul breath which will knock you dead at twenty paces. In this form it will leap out of graves to attack people travelling at night and can also learn to fly if it survives long enough to mature properly. In its more usual form it can appear human and will not be recognised as a vampire until it does something that will give it away. For example, like the slavic vampire, it is unable to cross running water, has the ability to transform into a wolf and is allergic to garlic.

Germany - Alp : This creature is similar in behaviour to the 'Incubus' as its victims are generally women which it attacks at night, drinking milk from their nipples and causing them to have horrible nightmares, athough it will also drink blood from the nipples of men and young children. The 'Alp' is generally believed to be a demon, although there are accounts in which they occur as spirits of recently deceased relations. There are also instances which state that children may become an 'Alp' if the mother suffers a long and painful childbirth and is forced to use a horse collar to ease the pain...

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