16 June 2014

Vampire Burial in Poland

Vampire burial
A body recently exhumed in northwestern Poland is thought to have undergone a vampire burial. A rock was found inserted between the teeth, some of which had been removed post-mortem. A stake was also inserted into the thigh (originally stakes weren't used to kill suspected vampires, but rather to secure them in place to prevent them going walkabout among the living). The stone in the mouth may have been intended to keep the vampire from eating its own flesh and burial garments, a trait specific to Polish vampire mythology.

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