It must’ve been some wild times back in the 17th century.
From everything you learn in history class, you could be a normal person living in a village back in the 1600s, and ol’ Jedediah, your neighbor farmer gets jealous that you grew more corn than he did, and next thing you know he tells the people in the town that you’re a witch and then you get sentenced to get burned at the stake.
And if you lived in Poland in the 17th century, you might’ve been accused of being a vampire for absolutely no reason.
OR, you know… you were one…
For this body that was dug up Pien, Poland, in a 17th century graveyard, the person was either falsely accused of being a “vampire,” or was actually out there sucking blood.
According to the Daily Mail, archeologist and Professor Dariusz Polinski and his team from Nicolaus Copernicus University discovered what they believe is to be the remains of a “vampire”:
“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.
The sickle was not laid flat but placed on the neck in such a way that if the deceased had tried to get up… the head would have been cut off or injured.”
There was also a padlock on the body’s leg, which they said took away any chance of the vampire returning to life.
The group also found a silk cap on the head and a protruding tooth, with the silk cap symbolizing the woman was in a high social class.
Pretty wild, if I must say so myself.