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The Sukuyan was a vampire entity found on the Trinidad island of the Caribbean islands. The vampire was seen as a member of society, living during the day as an ordinary person. But, at night, it left its skin and as a ball of light traveled around looking for blood.

The community members could protect themselves from an attack.

  • Mark doors and windows with crosses
  • Place a pair of scissors and a mirror above the door inside the house
  • Place a broom upside-down behind the door

If the Sukuyan was caught, it would undergo a transformation into one of many different animals.

If the vampire could not place its skin back on, it would not be able to resume a human form.