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Ubour

The Ubour is a vampire from Bulgaria. It was a vampire created when a person dies violently or if the spirit refuses to leave the body. The corpse is buried for 40 days and the rises to cause mischief. The Ubour generally does not drink blood until other sources of nourishment (regular food) are gone. […]

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Ustrel

The ustrel was a blood thirsty vampire of Bulgaria. The ustrel was not something that most people could actually see. It was described as the spirit of a child who had been born on a Saturday but died before receiving a baptism. On the ninth day after its burial, the ustrel was thought to work […]

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Obur

The obur, borrowed from the Turkish word for glutton, was the Bulgarian vampire among the Gagauz people. The obur was noted as a gluttonous blood drinker. The obur was vary loud and capable of creating noises, like firecrackers, as well as was known to move objects like a poltergeist. In order to get rid of […]

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Bulgarian Vampire

The Bulgarian word for vampire is a variation of the Slavic vampire, derived from the Slavic word ‘opyri/opiri’. It may appear in modern text as vampir, vipir, vepir, or vapir, which is a variation of Russian. The modern idea of the Bulgarian vampire evolved over several centuries. Most commonly, the Bulgarian vampire was associated with […]

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