Real vampires: the world’s six creepiest creatures

Scientists recently discovered a translucent fish that they call “Dracula”. The fish actually first came to light in 2009, in a fish tank in Britain, but was only discovered in the wild this year. Just 1.7cm long, he compensates for his size by stabbing other fish with bone “fangs” at the front of his jaws. The creature sounds freaky but is just one of a variety of natural-born vampires.

Take a look at our Halloween parade of minor monsters that can make theTwilight vamps you see on the screen look tame. Read more at ninemsn…


Beyond Twilight: 9 lesser-known vampires

Think of a vampire. Two that spring to mind are Twilight heartthrob Edward Cullen and that classic smooth operator, Count Dracula.

But the Count and Cullen are just the suave side of the story. Exotic vampires overlooked by Hollywood have some horrible traits, not least of which is a thing for children.But the disgusting behaviour of the other vampires — female, in most cases — only makes them more intriguing. Learn the secrets of the creepy B-list leeches whose antics would turn a respectable vampire paler than normal. Read more at ninemsn…