Vampire Burial Ground Unearthed In Poland

vampire burial groundThenews.pl reports on what lies beneath:

Archaeologists in Gliwice, southern Poland have discovered a burial ground where the dead were laid to rest in accordance with practices for alleged vampires. Four skeletons were found at the site, where mandatory digs were being carried out prior to the construction of a ring road.

In each case, the deceased had been buried with the head between the legs. According to folk beliefs, this prevented a possible vampire from finding his or her way back to the land of the living.

“It’s very difficult to tell when these burials were carried out,” archaeologist Dr. Jacek Pierzak told the Dziennik Zachodni newspaper. However, it is believed that they took place in the early modern period.

The last recorded instance of a vampire burial within current Polish borders was in Stare Mierzwice, Masovia, in 1914. A corpse was dug up in the village [with] its head cut off and placed between the legs.

 

5 Comments on "Vampire Burial Ground Unearthed In Poland"

  1. Garrett Schaefer | Jul 17, 2013 at 8:13 am |

    4 skeletons and only 1 bad photo of 2? let’s try to maintain a little cred.

  2. Jose Mayorquin | Jul 17, 2013 at 8:47 am |

    They buried them with their head between their legs so they couldn’t find their way back to the mortal world – which was convenient because they could kiss their ass goodbye too.

  3. Schizo Stroller | Jul 17, 2013 at 10:01 am |

    It seems to have worked, they didn’t come back from the dead. Wonderful how these practices seem to prove themselves…

    • InfvoCuernos | Jul 17, 2013 at 11:33 am |

      How do we know there were only 4 vampires? This might have been a grave with twenty of the monsters, and only four failed to reconstitute.

      • Schizo Stroller | Jul 17, 2013 at 1:13 pm |

        So are you saying that this practice failed for the other 16, or they were buried incorrectly?

        I’ll ask the current members of the UK Tory cabinet in government whether they were in Poland in the early modern period. If they were, have their heads been reconstituted, or were they merely staked.

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