Vampire skeletons were found in Bulgaria.
According to Bulgarian archaeologists, they have unearthed centuries-old skeletons pinned down through their chests with iron rods–a practice believed to stop the dead from turning into vampires.
Head of the National History Museum Bozhidar Dimitrov claims two vampire skeletons from the Middle Ages were found in such a state last weekend near the Black Sea town of Sozopol.
“These two skeletons stabbed with rods illustrate a practice which was common in some Bulgarian villages up until the first decade of the 20th century,” he said on Tuesday.
Apparently, it’s a Bulgarian superstition that time ago that iron rods should be being hammered through the chest bones and hearts of those who did evil during their lifetimes so that they would not return after death to feast on the blood of the living.