ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Vampire skeletons have been found in Bulgaria, claims a local archaeologist. The purported vampire skeletons were discovered in Sozopol off the Black Sea. Photos of the skeletons were released to news today after a discovery last weekend. But critics arenâ€™t so sure these skeletons are of vampires.
National history museum chief Bozhidar Dimitrov, however, claims that the skeletons discovered clearly indicate vampire concerns. The key are iron rods. Dimitrov tells news that the skeletons were found with iron rods pressed through the dead person’s chests and heart. Dimitrov indicates to news that theÂ practice is to prevent dead people from becoming vampires.
In a news statement, Dimitrov said today “These two skeletons stabbed with rods illustrate a practice common up until the first decade of the 20th century.”
Dimitrov found two skeletons with the ironic rods in Sozopol last weekend. Dimitrov tells news that iron rods were used throughout the 1900s by persons fearful of the dead becoming vampires.
The practice, according to Dimitrov, existed far beyond the confines of Bulgaria. But Dimitrov reminds news that the these arenâ€™t the first skeletons to be found in this condition. Dimitrov claims that nearly one thousand corpses have been found in this condition in recent years.