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"Superstition and Crime"
in: "Appleton's Popular Science Monthly", 1898
In March, 1896, in Penkuhl a farmer had died. Then his son got ill. An old woman, who seemed to be something of a witch, suggested that the dead father might be a "Neuntöter". So the son went to the cemetery and decapitated the corpse of his father.
We have been given 1896 as the year of the events.
Penkuhl is now called Pienieznica and can be found some 200 km North of Poznan.
Go find and read Evans' "Superstition and Crime" and try to find out if the story is mentioned elsewhere.
© 2012 by Rob Brautigam - NL - Last changed April 2012