By Pierre Louys
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29 Fact and Fantasy Count Dracula is a famous vampire described in the 1897 book by Bram Stoker. Bigfoot is depicted on American Indian totem poles. Kraken is a sea monster from Norwegian myths. Stories describe the giant creature devouring whales and ships. The chupacabra legend began in the 1990s in Puerto Rico. Farmers found dead livestock with puncture wounds in their necks. Chinese New Year’s Day parades feature a large dragon costume. It is said to prevent evil from coming into the new year.