1. Vampire Graves
Multiple buried corpses have been unearthed in Bulgaria with iron rods impaled through their chests. Archaeological evidence shows that the corpses date back around 700 years. The finding gives evidence to the strong belief in Eastern Europe that vampires existed, much like the belief of witches in Western Europe and the Americas.
The discovery was made at the ancient temple of Perperion, near modern-day Sofia. The locals believed that vampires would not rise from the dead if buried with a stake through their hearts. Scores of people were killed because they were accused of being vampires. Other vampire graves have actually been found with the resident’s head removed.