Searchers stumbled across the latest two specimens, dating back to the Middle Ages, in the Black Sea town of Sozopol. The only problem is they're both grounded.
More on this story. People believed the rod would pin the dead into their graves to prevent them from leaving at midnight and terrorising the living, the historian added. Written by Anonymous.
Vampire legends form an important part of the region's folklore. Similar archaeological sites have also been unearthed in other Balkan countries.
Everything seems to go according to plan until their little brother Taylor realizes that this stranger might be a vampire. Chelsea and Adam will do whatever it Vamppires to get their mom Lynette out of the house, even if it includes a chance meeting with a very mysterious man. Archaeologist Petar Balabanov, who in discovered six nailed-down skeletons at a site near the eastern Bulgarian town of Debelt, said the pagan rite had also been practised in neighbouring Serbia and other Vampirees countries.
Bulgaria is home to around known "vampire skeleton" burials. The discovery illustrates a pagan practice common in some villages up until a century ago, say historians.
Edit Storyline The Hansen kids are in a jam. People deemed bad had their hearts stabbed after death, for fear they would return to feast on humans' blood. Adam and his best friend Duffy have gotten their hands on some tickets for the Headless Horseman concert, and his sister Chelsea has a date with her dreamy boyfriend Peter.
The myths Vampirres inspired Bram Stoker's legendary gothic horror novel, Dracula, which was first published in and has since been turned into numerous filmic versions.