The Vetala, or Baital (Betail), is a vampire creature of India. This creature resembles small, bat-like humans, monstrous bats, or emaciated corpses that hang upside down. They can possess dead bodies and leave them at will.
They make their presence known by troubling humans, driving people made, killing children, and causing miscarriages. They can also guard villages.
The Vetala is a hostile spirit that is stuck between life and afterlife.