A good thing we are finding them now before the fast approaching Zombie Apocalypse manifests.
From Yahoo News
Another ‘Vampire’ skeleton unearthed in Bulgaria
In this Sunday, June 3, 2012 photo showing a piece of iron next to skeleton dated back in the Middle Ages, at the archeological site in the Black sea town of Sozopol. Bulgarian archaeologists say they have unearthed centuries-old skeletons pinned down through their chests with iron rods – a practice believed to stop the dead from becoming vampires
Another centuries-old skeleton of a man who was subjected to a ritual to stop him from turning into a vampire was unearthed in central Bulgaria Tuesday, archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov said.
“The skeleton was tied to the ground with four iron clamps, while burning ambers were placed on top of his grave,” Ovcharov told AFP.
The bones of a man in his thirties have yet to be dated but are at least several centuries old, said the archaeologist.
“This man is not a vampire but was subjected to this pagan superstition-driven ritual to prevent him from becoming one after his death,” he explained.
The bones were found during excavations in a monastery courtyard in the central town of Veliko Tarnovo, where Ovcharov had already unearthed another skeleton with tied hands and subjected to similar rites a few years ago.
Vampire tales and superstitions are widespread across the Balkans and researchers have long studied practises related to preventing people from turning into vampires after their death.
But the phenomenon only attracted public attention after the discovery last week of two skeletons from the Middle Ages pierced through the chests with iron stakes to prevent them from rising as vampires to terrorise the living.
One of these skeletons, unearthed in the Black Sea town of Sozopol, will go on display at the national historical museum in Sofia this week, museum chief Bozhidar Dimitrov said.
But wait, there’s more!
An Italian archaeologist excavating a 16th century mass grave of plague victims in Venice claims to have found the skeletal remains of a “vampire.”
According to the New Scientist magazine, Matteo Borrini of the University of Florence found the skeleton of a woman with a brick in her mouth on Lazzaretto Nuovo Island.
In those times, many people believed that the epidemic was spread by “vampires” which, rather than drinking people’s blood, spread disease by chewing on their shrouds after dying. Objects were placed in the mouths of suspected “bloodsuckers” to ensure they can no longer feed, Borrini says.
According to Borrini, his excavation shows the earliest “exorcism evidence against vampires,” but Peer Moore-Jansen of Wichita State University in Kansas says he has found similar skeletons in Poland and says “claiming it as the first vampire is a little ridiculous”.
I mean, when the zombies rise up what is to prevent them from locating these Vampyre remains and pulling out the stakes, setting them free to rule over us and treat us as cattle? Only the valiant efforts of a dedicated few who are locating the skeletons today and rendering them harmless. I only hope we find them all in time!
I urge all who read this to do what you can today for the survival of all mankind.