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The Source:

Roland Villeneuve & Jean-Louis Degaudenzi :
"Le Musée des Vampires" [1976]

The Case:

Apparently there exists an unpublished manuscript in Latin with the title "Summa Angelica de casibus" in which there is a chapter called "Casus de Strigis". There we can find the story about a man who died in Trzeszawey in 1694. After his death he came back to his parents. He took them by their throat, beat them up, and sucked their blood. They opened up his grave and found him covered in fresh blood. They reburied him face downwards. But the next night the vampire visited his son and beat him to death. They opened the grave again and cut of his head. And that his how they put an end to this plague.

The Date:

We have been given the year of 1674 as the date for the above happenings.

The Place:

Although Trzeszawey is supposed to be located in Poland I have been unable to find the place. Hopefully you will have better luck than me.

Personal Comments:

Now it so happens that I do have the complete text of this "Casus de Strigis". But unfortunately the copy that I have is not in Latin but in Polish.

Possible Follow-Up:

Obviously we should try to find the mentioned manuscript, which has been printed and reprinted by now. We should try to find the place Trzeszawey. Despite the fact that Polish more or less uses the Latin alphabet, Polish is a difficult language with lots of special characters. So it's not impossible that this place name only needs a minor change to be found.

© 2011 by Rob Brautigam - NL - Last changed November 2011

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