I gathered a lot of the info from a book by the name of The Vampire Book By J. Gordon Melton cwed is 1994 by the Visible Ink Press This is also The Encyclopedia of the Undead

A vampire is a reanimated corpse that rises from the grave to suck the blood of living people and thus retain a semblance of life numerous vampires are disembodied demonic spirits of a dead person that remains a substantial existence; like many reported ghosts, these vampires can be mistaken for a fully embodied living corpse.
A person attacked by a traditional vampire suffers fatigue, loss of colour in the face, restlessness, depleted motivation and weakness. Various conditions involve no loss of blood share those symptoms like tuberculosis or TB for short.
As a whole, the vampires themselves are unavailable for direct examination. Lamiai, Greek vampire creature attacked babies and very young children.
Today vampires symbolizes important elements of suppressed or ignored by the culture otherwise obvious role thrust upon the contemporary vampire has been that of cultural rebel, a symbolic leader advocating outrageous alternative patterns of living culture demanding conformity.
Vampirology, the name given to the field of study of the vampire and the myth it has spawned, has at least three significant components. The prime concern is the investigation of reports of encounters with a vampire- these reports date to ancient Greece and Rome is just as numerous today. And the subsequent development of theories concerning the nature of vampires.
Such theories could fall roughly into two categories: Those that support the actual existence of vampires and those that relegate it to the realm of superstitions or a various psychological causes.
A second aspect, which arose in the early 19th century, is the vampire as the subject of popular interest in vampires has produced two very different reactions.
It has promoted devoted fans to organize a number of movie fan clubs and Vampire interest and study groups
The following is a time line of the history of vampires nationwide and to bring it up to as early as I possibly can.

1047: First appearance in written form of the word upir {vampire later} in a document referring to a Russian Prince as 'Upir Lichy", or wicked vampire.
1190: Walter Map's Nagis Curialum includes accounts of vampire-like beings in England.
1196: William of Newburg's Chronicles record several stories of vampire-like revenants in England.
1428-29: Vlad Tepes, the son of Dracul, is born.
1431: Prince Vlad Tepes-father Dracul (devil) who took on the name Dracula (son of the devil), Vlad the Impaler who was a fierce warrior and no mercy to the enemy. He impaled people on pointy stakes in any area of choosing and he impaled people on pointy stakes to prolong death. He impaled by age, sex and had them hanging in certain areas. He would have the stakes at certain levels, he would also burn, cut off limbs, sex organs, strangulation as well as blinding. He showed no mercy to the innocent.
1436: the Turks imprison Vlad Tepes with his father.
1442: Vlad Tepes becomes a hostage of the Turks.
1443: Vlad Dracul is beheaded. Also the first nosferatu was born.
1448: Vlad briefly attains the Wallachian throne. Dethroned, he goes to Moldavia and he friends Prince Stefan.
1451: Vlad and Stefan flee to Transylvania.
1455: Constantinople falls
1456: John Hunyadi assists Vlad Tepes to attain Wallachian throne. Vladislav Dan is executed.
1458: Mattias Corvinus succeeds John Hunyadi as King of Hungary
1459: Easter massacre of buyers and rebuilding of Dracula's castle. Bucharest is established as the second government center.
1460: Attack upon Brasov, Romania
1461: Successful campaign against Turkish settlements along the Danube. Summer retreat to Tirgoviste.
1462: Following the battle at Dracula's castle, Vlad flees to Transylvania. Vlad begins 13 years of imprisonment.
1475: Summer wars in Serbia against Turks take place. November: Vlad resumes throne of Wallachia
1476-77 Vlad is assassinated.
1486: The Witch Hammer a book told about what happens to vampyres…killing a vampyre via disentered-decatated.
1560: Elizabeth Bathory is born
1610: Bathory is arrested for killing several hundred people and bathing in their blood. Tried and convicted, she is sentenced to life imprisonment.
1614: Elizabeth Bathory dies.
1645: Leo Allatius finishes writing the first modern treatment of vampires, De Graecorum hodie quirumdam opinationabus.
1657: Fr. Françoise Richard's Relation de ce qui s'est passe a Saint-Erini Isle de l"Archipel links vampirism and witchcraft.
1672: Wave of vampire hysteria sweeps through Istra.
1679: A German vampire text, De Mastication Mortuurum By Philip Rohr is written.
1710: vampire hysteria sweeps through East Prussia.
1725: Vampire hysters returns to East Prussia.
1725-30: Vampire hystera lingers in Hungary.
1725: Serbian Pheasant, Peter Popogovic in the area of Kislova Austra military had died 10 weeks past and buried in local custum and in one week nine people had died after suffering a 24 hour illness. Each had stated on their deathbed that Popogovic had visited them in their dreams and throttled the life out of them.
1725-32: Wave of vampire hystera in Austrian Serbia produces the famous cases of Peter Plqgojowitz and Arnold Paul
1732: First appearance of vampyre in the oxford dictionary. Also in the same year a former military officer named Arnold Payold. A young man had returned to his hometown of Madigdra near Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He settled down, bought a cottage and two acres of land and married the daughter of a rich farmer. He was always nice but appeared to be a troubled soul. He confided in his wife that during his military service he had been visited by an undead being. And this had caused him much grief. Over time he had believed himself to escape such effects of the vampyre but during harvest time he had fallen from a hay wagon and died. One month later rumors began to circulate in the village that he had been seen wondering around at night and people complained that he haunted them and several had died. Word of these incidents spread quickly and the town’s people wanted to exhume the body.
1734: The word vampire enters English language in translation of German accounts of the European waves of vampire hystera.
1744: Cardinal Giuseppe Davanzati publishes his treatie Dissertazione sopre I Vampiri
1746: Dom Augustin Calmet publishes his treaty on vampires, Dissertations sur les Appariations des Anges des Démons et des Esprits, et sur les revenants, et Vampires de Hundrie, de Bohème, de Moravie, et de Silésie
1748: The first modern vampire poem Der Vampir is published by Heinrich August Ossenfelder.
1750: Another wave of vampire hysteria occurs in East Prussia.
1755: Marie Teresa the Arch Duchess of Austria and Queen of Hungry issued a decreed condemning the vampyre hunts and discretion of graves and even her decreed could not defeat fears.
1756: Vampire hystera peaks in Wallachia
1772: Vampire hysteria occurs in Russia
1797: Goethe's Bride of Corinth {a poem concerning a vampire} is published.
1798-1800: Samuel Taylor Coleridge writes Christabel now conceded to be the first vampire poem in England.
1800: I Vampiri an opera by Silvesto de Palma, opens in Milian Italy.
1801: Thalaba by Robert Southey is the first poem to mention the vampire in English
1810: Reports of sheep being killed by having their jugular veins cut and their blood drained circulate through northern England. The Vampire by John Stagg, and early vampire poem, is published.
1813: Lord Byron's poem The Giaour included the hero's encounter with a vampire.
1819: John Polidor's The Vampyre the first vampire story in English is published in the Aprial issue of New Monthly Magazine John Keats composes The Lamia a poem built on ancient Greek legends.
1820: Lord Ruthwen Lou Les Vampires By Cyprien Berard is published anonymously in Paris, June 13 Le Vampire the play by Charles Nodier opens at the Theatre de la Porte Saint-Martin in Paris. August The Vampire or The Bride of the Isles, a translation of Noider's play by James R Planche, opens in London.
1829: March: Heinrich Marschner's opens, Der Vampyr, based on Nodier's story, opens in Liepzig.
1841: Alexey Tolstory publishes his short story Upry while living in Paris. It is the first modern vampire story by a Russian.
1847: Bram Stoker is born. Varney the Vampire begins lengthy serialization.
1851: Alexandre Dumas' last dramatic work Le Vampire Opens in Paris.
1854: The case of vampirism in the Ray Family of Jewett, Connecticut, is published in local newspapers.
1872: Carmilla is written by Sheridan Le Fanu. In Italy. Vincenzo Verzeni is convicted of murdering two people and drinking their blood.
1874: Reports from Ceven, Ireland, tell of sheep having their throat cut and their blood drained.
1888: Emily Gerard's Land Beyond the Forest is published. It will become a major source of information about Transylvania for Bram Stoker's Dracula
1894: H. G. Well's short Story The Flowering of the Strange Orchid is a precursor to science fiction vampire stories.
Early 20th century: Vampyre Hunting was outlawed in Germany
1912: The Secret of House No. 3 possibly the first vampire movie, is produced in Great Britain. Also in Hungary farmers have dealt with the corpses of a suspected vampyre in a time honored and outlawed tradition.
1897: Dracula By Bram Stoker is published in England. The Vampire By Rudyard Kipling becomes the inspiration for the creation of the vamp as a stereotypical character on stage and screen
1912: The Secret of House No. 3 possibly the first vampire movie, is produced in Great Britain
1913: Dracula's Guest by Stoker is published.
1920: Dracula the first film based on the novel, is made in Russia. No copy has survived. Also in Handover Germany was terrorized by Handover Vampyre. Fritz Harrman, early adolescent of molesting children, after a short sentence in the army Harrman opened a butcher shop and settled down in society as a good citizen and be became a police buff and informant helping Handover detectives with tips about the city criminals. The nearby Handover train station was crowded with homeless boys and young men in transcend from job to job. Harrman used his association with the police to roam the train station late at night and pick up young boys. He lured them with the promise of a warm meal and bed. Once in his home Haarman would use his large body to pin the boy and suddenly sink his teeth into the boy’s throat in a fatal bite. Harrman would usually dismember the body and store the parts through out his house. He had ground up the body parts and made them into sausages that he ate, served and sold them to his customers. By official count his bite claimed 24, which some think it was more. People were shocked on both accounts of the dead and eating the dead as well.
1921: Hungarian filmmakers produce a version of Dracula
1922: Nosferatu, a German-made film produced by Prana Films, is the third attempt to film Dracula
1924: Hamiliton Deane's stage version of Dracula opens in Derby. Fritz Harmaann of Hanover, Germany is arrested, tried and convicted of killing more than 20 people in a vampiric crime spree; Sherlock Homes has his only encounter with a vampire in The Case of the Sussex Vampire
1927: February 14: Stage version of Dracula debuts at the Little Theatre in London. October: American version of Dracula Starring Bela Lugosi opens at Fulton Theatre in New York City. Tod Browning directs Lon Chaney in London After Midnight the first full-length feature film.
1928: The first edition of Montague Summer's influential work The Vampire: His Kith and Kin appear in England.
1929: Montague Summer's second vampire book The Vampire In Europe, is published
1931: January: Spanish film version of Dracula is previewed. February: American film version of Dracula with Vela Lugosi premieres in the Roxy Theatre in New York City, Peter Kurten of Dusseldork; Germany is executed after being found guilty of murdering a number of people in a vampire-killing spree.
1932: The highly acclaimed movie Vampyr directed by Carl Theodore Dreyer, is released.
1936: Dracula's Daughter is released by Universal Pictures.
1942: A. E. Van Vogt's Asylum is the first story about an alien vampire.
1943: Son of Dracula {Universal Pictures} stars Lon Chaney, Jr. as Dracula.
1944: John Carradine plays Dracula for the first time in Horror of Frankenstein
1953: Dracula Istanbula, a Turkish film adaptation of Dracula is released. Erie No. 8 included the first comic book adaptation of Dracula
1954: I am Legend By Richard Matheson presents vampirism as a disease that alters the body.
1956: John Carradine plays Dracula in the first television adaptation of the play for Matinee Theater. Kyuketsuki Ga, the first Japanese vampire film, is released.
1957: The first Italian vampire movie I Vampiri is released. American producer Roger Corman makes the first science fiction vampire movie, Not of This Earth, El Vampiro with German Robles in the first of a new series of a new wave in Mexican vampire films.
1958: Hammer Films in Great Britain imitates a new wave of interest in vampires with the first of its Dracula films, released in the United States as The Horror of Dracula, First release of Famous Monsters of Filmland signals a new interest in horror films in the United States.
1959: Plan 9 from Outer Space is Bela Lugosi's last film.
1961: The Bad Flower is the first Korean adaptation of Dracula
1962: Donald Reed founds The Count Dracula Society in Los Angeles.
1964: Parque de Julos {Park of Games} is the first Spanish-made vampire movie.
1964: The Munsters and The Adams Family, two horror comedies with vampire characters, open in the fall television season.
1965: Jeanne Youngson founds The Count Dracula Fan Club, The Munsters Based on the television show of the same name, is the first comic book series featuring a vampire character.
1966: Dark Shadows debuts in ABC afternoon television.
1967: April: In episode 210 of Dark Shadows, vampire Barnabas Collins makes his first appearance.
1969: First issue of Vampirella, the longest running vampire comic book to date, is released. Denholm Elliot plays the title role in a BBC television production of Dracula. Does Dracula Really Suck? aka Dracula and the Boys is released as the first gay vampire movie.
1970: Christopher Lee starts in El Conde Dracula, the Spanish film adaptation of Dracula. Sean Manchester founds The Vampire Research Society
1971: Mavel Comics released the first copy on a post-Comics code vampire comic book, The Tomb of Dracula Morbius, the Living Vampire, is the first new vampire character introduced after the revision of the Comics Code allowed vampires to reappear in comic books.
1972: The Night Stalker with Darrin McGavin becomes the most watched television movie to that point in time. Vampire Kung-Fu is released in Hong Kong as the first of a stirring of vampire martial arts film. In search of Dracula by Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu introduces Vlad the Impaler, the historical Dracula, to the world of contemporary vampire fans. A Dream of Dracula by Leonard Wolf complements McNally and Florsecu's effort in calling attention to vampire lore. True Vampires of History By Donald Glut is the first attempt to assemble the stories of all the hysterical vampire figures. Stephen Kaplan founds The Vampire Research Center
1973: Dan Curtis Productions' version of Dracula {1973} starts Jack Palance in a made-for-television movie. Namcy Darden's Vampires launches a wave of juvenile literature for children and youth.
1975: Fred Saberhagan proposes viewing Dracula as a hero rather than a villain in The Dracula Tape. The World of Dark Shadows is founded as the first Dark Shadows fan club.
1976: Interview with the Vampire By Anne Rice is published. Stephen King is nominated for the World of Fantasy Award for his vampire novel, Salem's Lot. Dark Shadows Fans organize Shadowcon, the first national Dark Shadows convention.
1977: A new, dramatic version of Dracula opens on Broadway staring Frank Langella, Louis Jourdon stars in the title role in Count Dracula, a three-hour version of Bram Stoker's book on BBC television. Martin V. Riccardo founds the Vampire Studies Society.
1978: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Hotel Transylvania joins the volumes of Fred Saberhage and Anne Rice as a third major effort begins a reappraisal of vampire myth during the decade. Eric Held and Dorothy Nixon found the Vampire Information Exchange.
1979: Based on the success of the new Broadway production, Universal Pictured remarks Dracula {1979} staring Frank Langella. The band Bauhaus' recording of Bela Lugosi's Dead becomes the first hit of the new gothic rock music movement. Shadowgram is founded as a Dark Shadows fanzine.
1980: The Bram Stoker Society is founded in Dublin, Ireland, Richard Chase, the so-called Dracula killer of Sacramento, California, commits suicide in prison. The World Federation of Dark Shadows Club {now the Dark Shadows Official Club} is founded.
1981: James Reeve was sentenced to live in prisonment in Massachusetts for shooting his grandmother and drinking the blood from the bullet holes insisting all the while he was a vampyre.
1982: Jerry Moore killed his girlfriend in Chicago and drank her blood to gain strength.
1983: In the December issue of Dr Strange Marvel Comics' ace kills all the vampires in the world, this banishing them from Marvel Comics for the next six years. Dark Shadows Festival is founded to host an annual Dark Shadows convention. The Hunger based on the novel by Whitley Streiber is made into a movie.
1985: Fright Night is released. The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice is published and reaches the bestseller lists.
1987: The Lost Boys is released. Near Dark is released later that year
1989: Overthrow of Romaninan dictator Nikolai Ceaucescu opens Transylvania to Dracula enthusiasts. Nancy Collins wins a Bram Stoker Award for her vampire novel Sunglasses after Dark. . Also 3 boys killed a vagrant in Minnesota licking the blood off of their hands as they beat him. One of the boys saw the movie and sited that they saw The Lost Boys as his inspiration.
1991: Vampire: White Wolf releases The Masquerade, the most successful of the vampire role-playing games.
1992: Bram Stroker's Dracula directed by Francis Ford Coppola opens. Anderi Chikatilo of Rostov, Russia is sentenced to death after killing and vampirizing some 55 people. Lost Souls By Poppy Z. Bright incorporates some of these modern 'Goths' in the story is brought into the scene along with the continuing affects that rages on through the 90's and that is the Goth movement.
1994: The film version of Anne Rice's Interview With The Vampire open with Tom Cruise as the Vampire Lestat and Brad Pitt as Louis.
1998: Blade staring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorph are released. John Carpenter’s Vampires written by James Woods is released.
1999: Bats, a mutant blood sucking vampyre bat is released for a Halloween showing.
2000: In October the 31st, halloween, Vlad: The true story of Dracula airs and premires on USA, an United States tv broadcasting channel.
2000: Rumor of Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice staring Aaliyah as the Queen is spread throughout the United States and the internet. Also in 2000 Wes Craven’s Dracula 2000 is released for the Halloween season and then shortly thereafter disappears from the viewing public and has yet to be brought out on video.
2001: Such rumor is confirmed about Queen of the Damned and the movie is destined to be released this coming year. Also in 2001 The Forsaken arrives at the theaters.
2002: Queen of the Damned is released to be owned in early Feburary. Shortly afterwards Dracula 2000 is released. Then late fall the second part to John Carpenter's Vampires is released called Vampires: Los Muertos and then Blade 2 was released to theaters and then to own on vhs and dvd.
2003: Dracula 2, the second part to Dracula 2000 is released to buy on dvd and vhs. Falling into theaters fall of 2003 is the movie Underworld. The ultimate movie Werewolves vs. Vampires.

And there are still several things that came about that does not have a set date, like Forever Knight a late night series on NBC featuring a vampire detective that as long as he did not touch himself that he will not go up in flames in the sunlight, that aired in the early 1990's.
There are also some major writers that came around the 1970's were J. N Williamson, Brian Lumley {famous for the Nerscope Series Nancy A. Collins and Elaine Bergstorm.
As we step into more research of the topic of hand I have discovered the many methods of killing a myth vampire and those are:

Decapitation: one of the surest and most common means
The branch of the Wild rose on his/her coffin keep them so that they move not from it
A sacred bullet fired into the coffin that'll kill then that they’d be truly dead.
The stake through the heart, we knew already of its peace, or the cut of head that giveth rest

There is also a second death that they could do to themselves and those are:
Stake through the heart

In addition they have to sleep on native soul if they don't they'll die
Eucharistic water
Holy water

Fire...while destructive, cleansed. Also drives vampires away.
Shoes turned around, a mirror placed by the door, and a broom put behind a door all served in one or more cultured as a vampire barrier.
Stake...using a varity of wood or medal materials; driven through the heart, head or stomach. Decapitation too. Hawthorn, part association with the story of Jesus' death
Seeds...vampires were thought to be fascinated by counting seeds, be they mustard, millet, grass, linen, carrot, poppy or rice.
Vampires of myth are expert shape changers.
Vampires are like "normal" human beings in most respects and are thus able to live more or less comfortably in modern society
They have red eyes and cold to the touch. They may not be able to enter a room unless invited. Great strength, they can fly or levitate, a level of hypnotic power to cause forgetfulness or blurred emotions to their victims, night vision and can go through a lot of transformation into a varity of animals. A vampire avoids, garlic, sunlight, sacred symbols as the cross and holy water and wild roses.
Vampires generally appeared to those that they were closest to after they had died.
They also have set rules that they must follow in the will to survive. They cannot enter churches, they need coffins to sleep in, cannot drink dead blood but can eat dead flesh, avoid black roses because they were the mortal's protection against them entering. A cross they would lose strength in all that they do. Cats are something of a familiar to vampires. Their fingernails look like glass. They can also transform into mist and bats.
But a friend to a vampire is a werewolf. Witchcraft and Vampires seem to be connected in several ways....

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