Although vampiric entities have been recorded in many cultures, the term vampire was not popularized until the early 18th century, after an influx of vampire superstition into Western Europe from areas where vampire legends were frequent, such as the Balkans and Eastern Europe. This increased level of vampire superstition in Europe led to mass hysteria and in some cases resulted in corpses actually being staked and people being accused of vampirism.
In the 19th Century they actually made a Vampire killing kit, who would have thought such a thing even, existed. (This would be very handy for Halloween)
Watch the video below and be really amazed at what this kit came with. 😯
credit:- Ripleys Believe it or Not.