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The Sources:

L. Baroti:
"Beitrage zur Geschichte des Vampyrismus in Südungarn"
in: "Ethnologische Mitteilungen aus Ungarn", Budapest, 1894

The Case:

1753, 7. Feber. -- Csakovaer Verwalteramt macht der Administration die Anzeige, dass der Ortsknes von Stamora die Anzeige gemacht habe, dass in dem Ort, sich die sogenannten Vampirs eingestellt haben.
(Rot. Csakovaer Verwalteramt, II. 534)

In my own words and interpretation:

The "Verwalteramt" of Csakova reports to the Administration, that the "Ortsknes" of Stamora has reported that in Stamora the so-called "Vampires" had been stopped.

The Date:

The report dates back to the year of 1753.

The Place:

Stamora (German name) is now called Stamora Germana. It can be found South of Timisoara, close to the Serbian border.

Possible Follow-Up:

I found an old magazine. In it was an article that almost exclusively contained references to other people's work. I checked out some of those references and thus found Prof. Dr. Baroti's 2 page article in another old magazine. Amazingly the good man managed to squeeze no less than 13 authentic cases of vampirism on to those pages. So go find it, go check it out !

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