700-year-old “vampire” skeleton unearthed in Bulgaria
Published on August 1st, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks1
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 book Vampire Forensics.
Story: Claire Saravia, National Geographic News | Photo: Nikolay Doychinov, AFP/Getty Images