Mysterious bodies were found buried in a four-century-old cemetery in Poland, and Polish archaeologists believe the remains underwent a "vampire burial" ritual. Could this be ancient Poland's way of preventing the undead from rising from the grave?
Halloween is often associated with many iconic, spooky animals. From spiders, to black cats, ravens, werewolves and vampire bats, innocent creatures seem to get a bad rep for the fear they instill in humans. But are the animals really all that spooky?
Parasitic "vampire" plants may get a bad rep from their name, but new research shows that they aren't so bad, after all, and that they could actually benefit the abundance and diversity of vegetation and animal life around them.