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Quote from “Residence in Bulgaria” on vampire superstitions

“A Residence in Bulgaria” – or – “Notes on the Resources and Administration of Turkey: The condition and character, manners, customs, and language of the Christian and Mussulman populations with reference to the Eastern question”  1,221 more words


The vampires of Varna

The town of Devnya, 30km west of Varna, is now known only for its highly noxious chemical industry, but during the last century its reputation was widespread as Bulgaria’s vampire capital. 336 more words


The Mihaljevci Vampire

The events supposedly happened in the village of Mihaljevci before the 1900s.
A man died a very violent death by felling of a wagon – he got his head caught under a wheel and died from a crushed skull. 201 more words


The Abbazia vampire

The story takes place around the 1880s in the Croatian town of Opatija .
The authorities uncovered the corpse of an old man who had been shunned by the villagers while he was alive and who was given a rather unusual burial. 140 more words


The Tirnova Vampires

Yet another strange mix of traditions is the story of the Tirnova vampires, based on a letter written by Ahmet Sukru Effendi, that was sent in 1833 to Istanbul. 168 more words


The Derekuoi Vampire

Bulgaria is a focus point for vampiric activity in the middle ages, just as Romania and other countries in the Balkans are. The stories vary but the end result is always the same: the dead are inspected for the specific signs and in many cases the remains are desecrated. 196 more words


Another romanian-count-vampire

The following case is presented in a great deal of books and is special in the sense that pretty much every author has a different story and opinion to tell. 448 more words

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