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25 Fascinating Facts About Vampires

16-20 Vampire Facts

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16.  In Northern-Indian folklore women who die during childbirth or pregnancy are believed to return as undead vampires and suck the blood of their male relatives. – Source

17. Archaeologists in Bulgaria uncovered a grave of a 13th century staked “vampire”. At the time of the man’s death, vampires were perceived as a real threat in many Eastern European communities. – Source

18. In 2007, Serbian vandals drove a stake into former president Slobodan Milosevic’s grave to prevent him from coming back as a vampire. – Source

19. Outside of Washington, D.C., a Virginia man built a castle to be fully defensible in the case of nuclear Armageddon. Built entirely by its owner, it has three heating systems and a maze of underground conduits, and it has been used as a meeting place for a group of self-professed vampires. – Source

20. It is believed that Vampires hang around crossroads on St. George’s Day, April 23, and the eve of St. Andrew, November 29. – Source


21-25 Vampire Facts

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21. Sunlight is said to be the easiest way to kill a Vampire, as he was cursed, to forever have to hide from the sun. – Source

22. Vampires are said to have no reflection. – Source

23. Rabies is not only mentioned in Homer’s writings, but it’s also the most likely origin of vampire and zombie folklore. – Source

24. There is a mythical vampire-like monster woman (La Tunda) that appears as a doppelganger of a loved one, has a wooden leg shaped like a wooden spoon, and lures would-be victims into the forest with shrimps she has farted upon in order to place them in a trance. – Source

25.  In some places in South America, their idea of a vampire is someone who steals body fat and sells it to American soap companies. – Source

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