The Real Dracula
Even though Vlad Tepes was seen as a sadist, some sought him as a hero. Today, Vlad Tepes is still remembered in many countries, mainly known as Dracula. In the village of Aref, near the fortress at Poenari, the locals portray him as a hero and a friend to the people. Both sources from professor Dr. Elizabeth Miller, historian Radu Florescu and Raymond McNally believe that Vlad left an everlasting legacy around the world. Not only do people praise the fact that they continue to be independent from Turkey. But on worldwide basis, people continue to see him as the infamous Dracula novel and movie.
Two distinct Perspectives
“And then he put many people on spinning wheels and killed them. And he also did many such other inhuman cruelties that were talked about in many countries.” – A German legend about Vlad Dracula
"…And as children, listening to our grandfather, we rejoiced at how Vlad fooled the Turks."-Child from the Village of Aref