Archaeologists in Poland have unearthed a burial site that is believed to be the resting place of ‘vampires’.
According to a report from The News, four skeletal remains were found buried in a fashion that is consistent with local vampire burial tradition. The deceased were laid to rest with their severed heads between their legs, which was a folk practice to prevent the vampires from finding their ways back to the land of the living. Another theory as to why the remains were found to be buried in such a manner was that the deceased were victims of the cholera epidemic.
Researchers are unsure of how old the remains are, and will conduct further tests to see if their ‘vampire’ theory lines up with the period in which the burial practice was still in use. The last known record of a vampire burial in Poland was in 1904.