Thread: Toothless "Vampire" Skeleton Unearthed in Bulgaria

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  1. #1 Toothless "Vampire" Skeleton Unearthed in Bulgaria 
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    The discovery of a 700-year-old skeleton in Bulgaria—seen at the country's National Museum of History in June—offers evidence that the fear of vampires is far older than Bram Stoker's Dracula.
    The "vampire" was found entombed among church ruins in the Black Sea town of Sozopol (map) earlier in the month. The skeleton had been stabbed in the chest with an iron rod (upper right), which was in the tomb next to the body.
    In addition, the skeleton's teeth had been pulled. Scholars believe the rod and tooth-pulling were techniques villagers used to prevent dead men from turning into vampires.
    The vampire obsession dates back millennia in countries across Europe.
    "In graves thousands of years old, skeletons have been found staked, tied up, buried facedown, decapitated ... all well-attested ways of preempting the [attacks] of wandering corpses," wrote former National Geographic historian Mark Collins Jenkins in his bookVampire Forensics.
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...garia-science/

    Well at least the Bulgarians can sleep safely, the rest of us not so much.
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    Well at least it wasn't Florida....
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Well at least it wasn't Florida....
    At least not until that Rod Ferrell guy kicks the bucket. Thankfully, he's a guest of the state of Florida for the rest of his life.
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