Remains of Polish vampire found

Remains of a female 'VAMPIRE' pinned to the ground with a sickle across her throat to prevent her returning from the dead are found in Poland

  • The remains were found during archaeological work at a 17th century cemetery in the village of Pien, Poland
  • Professor Dariusz Poliński said sickle was placed over the neck to 'protect against the return of the dead'
  • In addition to the sickle, the skeleton was found with a padlocked toe as another precautionary measure
  • Researchers also found a silk cap on its head, indicating she had held a high social status
  • Poliński said other measures used at the time would have involved cutting off the head and legs

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