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The Source:

anon. (l'auteur des "Caractères de l'amitié)
"Lettres a une Illustre Morte, décédé en Pologne depui peu de tems, ouvrage du sentiment, ou l'on trouve des Anecdotes aussi curieuses qu'intéressantes"
Bailly, Paris, 1770

The Case:

One of the priests in Lublin died. After he'd been put to rest inside the church, Father Superior received a message that the dead man's face had become surprisingly red and that he had been seen walking around. Father Superior went to the church and had a look at the coffin.

He noticed that the dead man's head had become very red indeed. So he ordered the corpse to stay where it was or else it would be decapitated and have a stake put through its heart. A few hours later the dead man was moving around again. So Father Superior and lots of others went back to the church. The dead man was told that it was his own fault, and that they had no option but to take action. The head was chopped off and a stake was driven through the heart.

Despite these measures, and maybe because of them, the vampire got really mad and caused lots of trouble for most of the night. The next day it was decided to burn the corpse. This caused a horrible storm but in the end peace was restored.

The Date:

The book was published in 1770. So al we can say is that the events must have taken place before then.

The Place:

Lublin is a town in the East of Poland, not far from the borders to Belarus and the Ukraine.

Possible Follow-Up:

You could start with reading the book that I have found this story in. And after that see what else you can find about this case. You might want to find out the identity of the person who wrote the book.

© 2014 by Rob Brautigam - NL - Last changed September 2014

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