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Alleged Vampire Graveyard Unearthed in Poland

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In the Polish town of Gliwice, a team of archaeologists have discovered a burial site whose occupants were interred in an unusual and specific manner... indicating that the people who buried them thought they were vampires.
 
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According to Polski Radio News, the four skeletons shown above were buried with their heads severed and placed between their legs, which according to folk beliefs prevented the undead from rising again.
 
A lack of personal articles buried with the bodies makes exact identification difficult, but archaeologist Dr Jacek Pierzak believes them to come from the early modern period. The only other example of this kind of burial in Poland was discovered in 1914 in the village of  Stare Mierzwice, Masovia.
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