The vampire grave found by bulgarian archaeologist

TopOOps • 14th October 2014

A skeleton with a stake through its heart in the grave was found. Archaeologists in Bulgaria with the team leader Nikolai Ovcharov have uncovered a 13th century staked “vampire” at Perperikon, Bulgaria. An iron rod had been hammered through his chest “to keep the corpse from rising from the dead and disturbing the living,” Archaeology continues, and his left leg had also been removed and placed beside the corpse. The remains once belonged to a man who was likely in his 40s.

“We have no doubts that once again we’re seeing an anti-vampire ritual being carried out. Often they were applied to people who had died in unusual circumstances— such as suicide,” archaeologist Nikolai Ovcharov told The Telegraph.