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J. Theodore Bent :
"The Cyclades- or Life among the insular Greeks"
This is what Theodore Bent tells us:
"Thanks to our host, I was able to understand all she told us about vampires and bugbears. She affirmed that she herself had heard the bones of a young woman rattle in the grave, and that, owing to the general dread, the priest had been persuaded to open the grave, and lo ! they had found the body undissolved — a clear proof of its ghostly properties. So they had cut it into shreds and burnt it. This happened only a few months before our visit."
Mr. Bent's case must have taken place in or shortly before 1884.
Andros is a Greek island that can be found somewhere East of Athens.
There is the book by James Theodore Bent which may or may not offer further information...
© 2012 by Rob Brautigam - NL - Last changed March 2012