Bats Visit Transylvania Classroom By The Dozens

Dozens of bats invade a Transylvania classroom, and although there were no signs of Dracula, the students were spooked by the sounds of the wings flapping around the ceiling and floor.

The students at Csiky Gergely high school in the western Romanian city of Arad were about to take an exam Friday morning when they found bats flying around the room. Others appeared to be sleeping with their wings spread out on the floor. There was also a description of a foul odor coming from the creatures as they invaded the room.

School official Mirela Aldescu told Romanian daily Adevarul that the bats had probably flown in overnight through open windows. She says that rather than disturb them, they took the exam in another classroom. However, some students went back to see the creatures after the test.

Transylvania was home to Vlad the Impaler, the 15th-century ruler who inspired Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” which has spawned dozens of movies and superstition about garlic, holy water – and vampire bats.