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Archaeologists find Bulgarian 'vampires'

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:00 PM

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If you thought vampires were simply the stuff of myth and legend - and perhaps the odd teen horror film - think again.

Archaeologists in Bulgaria have unearthed two skeletons from the Middle Ages pierced through the chest with iron rods to keep them from turning into the undead.

They are the latest in a succession of finds across western and central Europe which shed new light on just how seriously people took the threat of vampires and how those beliefs transformed into the modern myth.

http://www.dailymail...ged-chests.html

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:12 PM

That'll teach 'em to buy their funerals at 'Poundland'!

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:38 PM

Oh please don't give the vampire kids more to cling on to ;)

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:01 AM

Exactly jeff.


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:28 AM

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:32 AM

These were vampires as Salem had witches.... LOL

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:53 AM

you shouldn't be buying anything from Poundland.


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:36 PM

Poundland business...


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:14 PM

It's better just to cremate them in order to prevent epidemics of vampires and zombies.  LOL.

Of course, in some cultures the vampire is not really a physical being at all but more like some kind of ghost or spirit.


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:02 PM

I still think that the vampire myth got started by observing rabies victims...
A lot of the 'symptoms' of vampirism match the symptoms of advanced rabies...

perhaps they should test these bodies for rabies...


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:06 PM

why are u guys talking about poundland?


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:02 PM

Better safe then sorry is probably what they were thinking back then.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:06 PM

View PostTaun, on 06 June 2012 - 04:02 PM, said:

I still think that the vampire myth got started by observing rabies victims...
A lot of the 'symptoms' of vampirism match the symptoms of advanced rabies...

perhaps they should test these bodies for rabies...
Those bodies weren't slayed for they are not vampires yet,they were just stabbed in the heart to prevent them from turning into vampires.


View Postcsspwns, on 06 June 2012 - 06:06 PM, said:

why are u guys talking about poundland?
I cannot relate as well lol.

Edited by nakajima01, 06 June 2012 - 07:07 PM.


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:27 PM

View PostTaun, on 06 June 2012 - 04:02 PM, said:

I still think that the vampire myth got started by observing rabies victims...
A lot of the 'symptoms' of vampirism match the symptoms of advanced rabies...

perhaps they should test these bodies for rabies...

It's impossible to test skeletal remains for rabies.  In order to test for rabies,  a piece of brain tissue has to be tested.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:08 PM

View PostZirna, on 06 June 2012 - 07:27 PM, said:

It's impossible to test skeletal remains for rabies.  In order to test for rabies,  a piece of brain tissue has to be tested.

Oops! I knew that... Doh!!!






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