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A Cemetery For Vampires Was Unearthed In Poland

A chilling find has been made in Poland: at least 17 skeletons buried with the skulls severed and placed between the knees or hands. That, say archaeologists, is how vampires used to be interred, to stop them rising from the dead.the night desk’s insi…

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Poland’s Vjesci

Time again for another blood drenched trip into the world of vampire mythology! Today’s undead of choice is the vjesci, a species of vampire found in Polish lore. According to the legends a person was doomed to become a vjesci if they were born with caul (a thin, filmy piece of membrane that sticks to…

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The Breslau Vampire

Cases of vampirism have been recorded all throughout time, especially during the 1500s. It was a time of fear – fear of sin, fear of hell and most importantly, fear of the undead. In 1591 that fear spread like wildfire throughout Breslau, Poland. Recorded by the seventeenth-century writer, Henry More, in his An Antidote to…

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The Blood Lovin’ Upior

Time for another different flavor of vampire, this time the Slavic Upior. The Upior or Upier is an eastern Slavic name for “vampire” used the most in Poland and also believed by some to be where the word “vampire” actually originated from. The Upior is a bit different than the majority of the Eastern European…

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