WWW.SHROUDEATER.COM - The Vampires of Dittersdorf - CZECH REPUBLIC
"Mortuus Non Mordet"
Verlag Turia & Kant, Vienna, 1992
"Quelle: Brünner Wochenblätter 1824, S.382 ff. Zitiert nach Christian d'Elvert, Das Zauber- und Hexenwesen, Brünn, 1859, S.154 f. Passagenweise aus dem Lateinischen von Karin Zeleny."
- 20 January 1666 -
Balthasar Seidler, a 48-year-old Lutherian protestant, died and was buried outside the cemetery of Dittersdorf, because a ghost was making trouble in the village.
- 9 December 1737 -
Christian Philip, 67-years-old, died in Dittersdorf and was, as a good Christian, buried following the Catholic rites, after receiving the last sacraments. Despite this, he did not rest in peace after his death.
- 8 January 1738 -
Friederich Helfert, a 58-year-old man died and was buried according to the Christian rites.
After his death Helfert was seen walking around together with Christian Philip. This Christian Philip scared men and cattle during the night. Complaints were made to the Bishop, who sent someone over to investigate. The graves were opened, certain signs were seen, and both gentlemen were reburied at the edge of a forest. The next day the corpses were handed over to the excutioner, decapitated and cremated.
The "Sterbematrix von Bärn" is reported to cover the years from 1662 to 1738. We have given you the dates for the individual cases that we have listed.
Dittersdorf is located in the Czech Republic, not very far NorthEast of Bärn. To make our life easier no doubt, it has now been renamed to Detrichov nad Bystrici.
First check Hamberger's book to see how much I have changed or left unmentioned. Hamberger gives you many other details. Then try to get hold of Hamberger's source, etc., etc. Go visit Detrichov nad Bystrici and see if there are any old churches or cemeteries dating back to the days when these happenings took place...
© 2012 by Rob Brautigam - NL - Last changed January 2012