Archeologists discovered shocking details when they did an archeological activity at the 17th-century cemetery in Pien, Poland where they found remains of a “female vampire”.
According to the report of the Daily Mail, the researchers found a sickle pinned to the ground across the woman’s neck, and a padlock was also found around her left foot’s big toe. These details are believed to be anti-vampire burial methods, with the sickle placed to cut off the woman’s neck should she ever rise from the grave.
Ways to protect against the return of the dead include cutting off the head or legs, placing the deceased face down to bite into the ground, burning them, and smashing them with a stone.” Said the researcher’s team leader, Professor Dariusz Poliński
‘The sickle was not laid flat but placed on the neck in such a way that if the deceased had tried to get up most likely the head would have been cut off or injured.’ He added.
Do Vampires exist?
During the middle ages when science was still in progress and had a lot to do in terms of plague and sickness, people believed that someone whose mouth is bleeding had skin rashes, and had sensitivity to light was automatically linked to the blood-thirsty monsters.
In Eastern Europe, the legend became the source of hysteria and the execution of anyone who was believed to be a vampire. And to prevent them from clawing up
back after the burial, people padlocked the feet of the deceased and pinned sickles on the ground across their necks.
Until now, the issue remains unclosed and researchers and archeologists are still paving the way into a deep story of legends and history.