There are different types of vampire creatures.
A Loogaroo is a Haitian vampire. The way the legend works with the Loogaroo is that the person is a female, very old, and who has been involved in black magic for many years. It's like a reward that an evil, black magic practitioner gets for many years of service.
I first found out about this back in 2004 - 2005 when like 6 or 7 of my older male neighbors were just sitting around on a Friday evening drinking beer. I heard some of them yelling. The next day they stopped me and told me that they saw a "ghost". They said that they saw a "ball of light" about the size of a tennis ball fly out of someone's apartment window and fly around the block and over the tops of the buildings. This ball of light had a starting point and flew around in a cognitive fashion, meaning that it was not random, but knew exactly what it was doing. They told me this in Spanish. A new neighbor overheard and wanted to know what we were talking about and why they were so agitated, so I told him. The new neighbor freaked out and asked me about the person in the apartment, from which the ball of light flew out of. I told him that she was Haitian, elderly, female. That's when he told me of the Loogaroo, which is a Haitian female vampiric entity. What was really creepy is that when the ball of light flew around, every single dog in the neighborhood starting acting crazy and barking and howling all at once.
A Loogaroo is not a Sang Vamp, instead it is a supernatural "ghost orb" that would go through walls to find a sleeping person and the ball would enter the persons body through the skin to feed off the person. The only way you would know that you were attacked is that you would wake up with a circular bruise on the area of the body in which the Loogaroo would enter.
The second type of vampire is actually the Sang Vamp, except that in the Philippines it is called an Aswang. Back when I was in the Navy there was this one time that there was a major Typhoon approaching. Most of the people were either in their homes or in the barracks. I decided to go for some fresh air and went to the building balcony and I was looking at the horizon and the scenery, and I saw what looked like a women in a white flowing nightgown walking around the cemetery, which was across a small body of water. The problem was that she must have been floating because she stood so far above the tombstones. Based on what I saw I would assume that her feet were barely just below the top of the tombstone line. In the Philippines, they have elevated graves, similar to the ones in New Orleans, so she must have been floating a good three feet off the ground. Even though I was trained to keep my cool and have a "soldier mentality," even then I still knew that what I saw was supernatural.
Sent in by Marisol, Copyright 2010