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Vampire graves unearthed

By some bloke at Cor Blimey!

Posted July 12, 2013
vampire graves unearthed in Poland
Of course I floss! A vampire yesterday. (Check bottom for credit)

The graves of four alleged vampires have been found by road diggers in Poland.


The skeletons, discovered with their heads severed from their bodies and placed on their legs to ensure they were dead, were discovered at the construction site of a new ring road in the southern city of Gliwice.

Archaeologists said that apart from having their heads removed, the spooky remains had no jewellery, buttons or belts, something unusual for burials during the early years of Christianity in Poland.

Common methods for preventing suspected vampires of coming back from the dead were to either bury them face-down; with their hands placed in the sign of a cross on their chests; or with a stake rammed through their torsos.

But it's only in Gliwice that they've been found with their heads resting on top of their legs.

Archaeologists and historians are now trying to determine when the vampires were buried.

The last vampire grave to be discovered in Poland was in 1914 in Stare Mierzwice, Mazowiecka.

Genuine photos and an accompanying story in Polish can be found here.


The original version of this article first appeared in Cor Blimey!. It appears here now because they still owe us for that sandwich we gave them last Christmas, the tightwads.


See also Chupacabra strikes in Russia, posted 10/6/13.


Picture credit


Top and thumb: A member of the Boston Direct Action Project dressed as a vampire by Justin McIntosh.

For licensing information click the above link.



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