Sorcerers amongst the 'Ewe' tribe in southeastern Ghana and southern Togo in Africa were often thought by the tribesfolk to be possessed by a vampire spirit known as an 'Adze'.
This vampire has the appearance of a firefly and flies around preying on young children, drinking their blood but also drinks coconut water and palm oil.
If caught it will revert to human form.
This vampire originates from the Ashanti people of Southern Ghana and is also found in Togo and the Ivory Coast.
These vampire creatures hide in trees in dense forests and attacks and kills anyone who walks underneath.
The 'Asasabonsam' is of human form except for its iron teeth and hooklike legs which it uses to trap its victims.
Witches in the eastern Cape region keep these vampire creatures as servants which they use to attack their enemies.
The 'Impundulu' is passed down from mother to daughter in the Witch's family and, rather like the 'Incubus', is able to transform into handsome male and seduce its witch mistress.
This vampire is thought to possess an insatiatable appetite for blood and will drain its victim to the point of death if allowed to do so.
This vampire originates amongst the Ashanti tribes living on the Gold Coast although it does reappear under different names amongst neighbouring tribes.
For example, In Dahomean folklore it is called the 'Asiman'.
The 'Obayifo' is another example of witchraft as this 'living vampire' is the spirit of a male or female witch that is able to leave its body and flies around at night feeding on young children.
This vampire, which has the appearance of a glowing ball of light, is also said to cause blight in crops: as well as drinking blood, the 'Obayifo' is partial to the juice of some fruit and vegetables and will destroy whole fields if it drinks too much of this.