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Mystery….VAMPIRES
What is a vampire?
Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures, regardless of whether they are undead or a living person/being. In other words, vampires are the creatures that feed on with blood.

What are the features of a vampire?
Firstly, vampire have Pale skin, red eyes and long and sharp canines. According to the early history and myth about vampire is that they cannot see themselves through the mirrors. Besides, they also sleep in coffins.

Do they have any weakness?
Some of the weaknesses vampires have are garlics, stakes to the heart, crosses, holy water and sunlight.

Recent News about Vampires
1. In June of 2012, archaeologists in Bulgaria have found two medieval skeletons pierced through the chest with iron rods to supposedly stop them from turning into vampires.
The discovery illustrates a pagan practice common in some villages up until century ago, say historians.
People deemed bad had their hearts stabbed after death, for fear they would return to feast on humans' blood.
Similar archaeological sites have also been unearthed in other Balkan countries.
Bulgaria is home to around 100 known "vampire skeleton" burials.
Searchers stumbled across the latest two specimens, dating back to the Middle Ages, in the Black Sea town of Sozopol.
"These skeletons stabbed with rods illustrate a practice which was common in some Bulgarian villages up until the first decade of the 20th Century," explained Bozhidar Dimitrov who heads the National History Museum in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.
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.
Archaeologist Petar Balabanov, who in 2004 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 Balkan countries.

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