‘Vampire’ in Poland Found Buried with a Sickle to Prevent the Rise of the Dead

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Centuries ago, the Polish used interesting burial practises meant to prevent the dead from rising again, under suspicion that they could come back as vampires. Common anti-vampire methods involved attacking the head of the corpse; for example, a Polish woman was buried with a sickle across her neck in a way that would decapitate her or injure her neck should she try to “wake up”. Some corpses were not so lucky, being decapitated before burial instead. Read full article here

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