Suspected Vampire Skeletons Recovered in Bulgaria

Posted by on June 6th, 2012

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How do you stop a dead man from becoming a vampire? Well, if you lived in Bulgaria during the Middle Ages the easy way to prevent it is to hammer an iron rod through the heart of every corpse before you lay them to their final rest.

Two such skeletons with such percautions taken were recovered near the Black Sea town of Sozopol last weekend.

And yet, the head of the Natural History Museum in Sofia doesn’t quite see why everyone is interested in the findings…

According to Dimitrov, over 100 corpses stabbed to prevent them from becoming vampires have been discovered across Bulgaria over the years.

“I do not know why an ordinary discovery like that [has] became so popular. Perhaps because of the mysteriousness of the word “vampire,” he said.

Also, the idea that corpses regularly got stabbed in the heart with an iron rod to prevent them from during into undead reavers. So yeah… between that and the word “vampire” I’d say that explains the interest.

[Fox News]

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