A vamplre is a wel known entity. It is supposed to be the undead, people thogh dead , but still alive. As per popular mythology the vamplres survive on human blood and cannot stand daylight. They are therefore known as the 'undead'. The concept of the vamplre was immortalizedby Bram Stoker in his novel 'Count Dracula'. The general belief is that vamplres are rich noblemen who after lifetimeof love and debauchery , prolonged their life by magical rituals that allowed them to prolong their existence. Vampires hoevet as convieved by Bram Stoker do not exist in India. This basically aEuropean belief. One reason for this that Europe is cold place and as such human bodies can be preserved longer, while in the hot and humid climate of India this is not possible. Thus vampire of the type existing in Europe are non existent in India , both in legend and fact. In India we have another type of entity in existence. Though many have vouchsafed about its existence, yet there is no real proof. This is known as the Chaleda. The Chaleda is another entity that is a spirit which has been denied entry into the after life. Such a spirit is condemned to roam the world till it is allowed entry into the world of spirits. Belief in the Chaleda is present in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. The Chaleda has the peculiar of accosting a human being in different forms. In other it has the power to change its shape. Many villagers swear that they have met a Chaleda in the shape of a cat, dog or even a child. The Chaleda meets humans who cross its path with the intention of first scaring his victim and then killing him. Belief in the Chaleda is strong in the hill districts of Nort India. However the Chaleda is non existent in the Sojthern part of India. Both the beliefs of the vampire and the Cheda do stand the test of scientific scrutiny. But many things do not stand the scientific tests, yet they exist as unexplained phenomena. Thus it is not correct to dismiss these beliefs as a figment of imagination. There cannot be smoke without fire. Most of these beliefs have some basis and cannot be dismissed out of hand. Perhaps it is more likely that these beljefs represent a metaphysical world that has not been explored so far. In due coursr, this belief may alsl be unravelled.