A vampire is frightening enough, but imagine one with iron hooks for feet This unpleaseant undead is called the Asasabonsam and lurks in the forests of Ghana. Legends say this vampire hangs from tree branches waiting for victims to pass by. It drops down driving its hooks into the person’s shoulders and then lifts its victim into the trees to be devoured alive. If the Asasabonsam can’t get hold of a human, it’ll feed upon animals instead.
The Soucouyant is a Caribbean vampire, that appears as an innocent old woman during the day. Come night, this creature sheds its skin and emerging as a floating fireball. In this form, the vampire can sneak through even the tiniest of cracks of a home where it then seeks out a victim. The Soucouyant tries not to drain too much blood, there’s a risk that the person killed could returned as one of its own kind resulting in conflict over territory. The known method to defeat this vampire is tracking down its discarded skin and sprinkle salt on it. This would prevent the Soucouyant from putting the skin back on and perish come morning’s light.