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"Vampire" Skeletons

Archaeologists in Bulgaria discovered two skeletons with iron rods piercing their chest to stop them from turning into vampires:

"These skeletons stabbed with rods illustrate a practice which was common in some Bulgarian villages up until the first decade of the 20th Century," explained Bozhidar Dimitrov who heads the National History Museum in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

People believed the rod would pin the dead into their graves to prevent them from leaving at midnight and terrorising the living, the historian added.

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