January 27, 2023

A skeleton of what archaeologists believe may have been a 17th-century female vampire has been discovered near Bydgoszcz in Poland.The team of researchers from Toruń Nicholas Copernicus University found that the body in the village of Pień had a sickle placed around its neck to prevent her from returning to mortality, as well as a padlock on the big toe of her left foot.Researchers also discovered the skeletal remains had a silk cap on its head, indicating she had held a high social status and had a protruding tooth.The researchers said the find was a first for Poland and the discovery was unique.

Source: Remains of ‘female vampire’ found with sickle across her neck and a padlocked toe in Poland – Arkeonews

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