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Possible Vampire Burials Found in Poland

Friday, July 12, 2013

(Photo: press materials of Regional Conservator of Monuments)GLIWICE, POLANDβ€”Four decapitated skeletons have been unearthed in southern Poland. The heads had been placed between the legs of the bodies, in accordance with folk beliefs that such treatment would prevent a possible vampire from coming back to life. No artifacts were found in the graves, so further testing will be necessary to determine their age. β€œIt’s very difficult to tell when these burials were carried out,” said archaeologist Jacek Pierzak.