Attack of the Aswang: How the CIA Used Vampires as Weapons of War


An artist's rendering of an Aswang. Scary Side of Earth / Flickr

Horror fans can tell you there's more than one type of vampire -- in fact, there are hundreds of vampire-like fiends in cultures around the world. In most cases these are dismissed as spooky stories for children or ancient myths, but when the CIA needed to oust a group of Communist rebels in the Philippines, they decided to make the myth of the Aswang a reality.