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"Histoire des Vampires - Autopsie d'un Myth"
Ed. Imago, France, 1999
In 1748 a man called Glowatsch, who worked on a farm, died in Lonkau. The next day it was found that his body showed no signs of rigor mortis. And, indeed, he came back from the grave to torment the people who lived on the farm. Sadly, we are not given any further details and we do not get to hear how the story ends.
The story may be rather short, but at least Lecouteux has given us a date: 1748.
I did find Lonkau on an old German map. It is situated slightly to the SouthWest of a town called Pless. And to make things easy, Pless has been renamed to Pszczyna. We can find it in the South of Poland, somewhere between Opava and Cracow.
First find and read the story in Lecouteux's book. Then find and read his source, which appears to be J. Klapper: "Die schlesischen Geschichten".
© 2011 by Rob Brautigam - NL - Last changed December 2011