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So I guess we have moved on from zombies...

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by destinoscelgo, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. destinoscelgo

    destinoscelgo Good Dog

    'Vampire' skeletons unearthed in Bulgaria
    Posted: 05 June 2012 1703 hrs
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    SOFIA: Archaeologists in Bulgaria have unearthed two skeletons from the Middle Ages pierced through the chest with iron rods to keep them from turning into vampires, the head of the history museum said.

    "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," said national history museum chief Bozhidar Dimitrov after the recent find in the Black Sea town of Sozopol.

    According to pagan beliefs, people who were considered bad during their lifetimes might turn into vampires after death unless stabbed in the chest with an iron or wooden rod before being buried.

    People believed the rod would also pin them down in their graves to prevent them from leaving at midnight and terrorising the living, the historian explained.

    The practice was common, Dimitrov added, saying some 100 similar burials had already been found in Bulgaria.

    Archaeologist Petar Balabanov, who in 2004 unearthed six nailed-down skeletons at a site near the eastern town of Debelt, said the pagan rite was also practiced in neighbouring Serbia and other Balkan countries.

    Vampire legends are widespread across the Balkans. The most famous is that of Romanian count Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula, who staked his war enemies and drank their blood.

    - AFP/fa






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  2. MsAcer

    MsAcer Good Dog

    Just like the media. It was just pinned down people, but a person might not read that, so toss in the word "Vampire"

    It's a wonder they didn't say "Pit bull vampire skeletons found" Lots of hype in that head line! :lol:
     
  3. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    I got this ...

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  4. destinoscelgo

    destinoscelgo Good Dog

    lol seriously, the media is such a joke.
     
  5. JRSPITS

    JRSPITS Big Dog

    Myths have to come from somewhere :lol: Don't forget mermaids from the mermaid special on animal planet
     
  6. Blaze N' Pits

    Blaze N' Pits Good Dog

    Hey now... mermaids are our friends! lol
     

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