In ancient Ireland the Vampire was generally known as Dearg-dul, “red blood sucker,” and his ravages were universally feared. Irish hagiographical lore vividly portrays various burial customs. To be interred under a cairn of stones is regarded as heathenish, doubtless since such a pile marked haunted places. In a letter ascribed to Theodoret, Epistle lxxx, it is said: “Let every one throw a stone on his grave, lest perchance . . . he return to earth,” and Geoffrey of Monmouth clearly looked upon sepulture in a howe or barrow as purely pagan. The embalming of a body was so ethnic a practice that the effect thereof must be loosed and undone by saying mass before the remains can be laid in consecrated earth. This, no question, is connected with the idea so prevalent in Greece that a body which does not corrupt in the grave is bound by a curse or excommunication. On the other hand we also find among the histories that incorruption is regarded as a sign of virginal chastity and holiness. But in Eyrbyggjasaga, xxxiv, when folk were terrified at the “walkings: of the dead Thorolf they go to his cairn, and break it open to find his corpse fresh and undecayed. This is a clear touch of vampirism. 
The following document was guaranteed by Monsieur de Vassimont, a councillor of the Confederation of Bar in Podolia, who had been sent as an envoy to Moravia by his Royal Highness Leopold I, Duke of Lorraine, in order to conduct certain businesses on behalf of his brother, Prince Charles Joseph of Lorraine, Bishop of Olmutz and Osnabruck and later Archbishop of Treves (1698-1715). Monsier de Vassimont was generally informed that in those districts it was no unusual thing to see men who had been dead for some long time suddenly appear in the midst of a general assembly, and that not infrequently they entered a room and took their place at table with friends or acquaintance, that they never uttered a word, but that some sign either with the head of the hand was given to one of those present and that this person almost certainly died not very many days later. These extraordinary phenomena were vouched for by many very respectable individuals, and amongst others by an aged rector who declared that he had actually witnessed more than one instance of this.
In Poland in the year 1572 a great epidemic of plague broke out because a sorceress had buried in the church at Lemberg. The corpse was exhumed; “then it was found that she had a piece of her dress in her mouth, as if seized by sudden hunger; her head was severed with a spade and the corpse covered with earth, whereupon the plague abated.” More than once Catholics and Protestants mutually and simultaneously attributed the blame for God’s anger to one another.
It was in 1652 that the first man was burned as a sorcerer. His name was Jón Rögnvaldsson and he was charged with raising a ghost (zombie) to cause harm to his enemy. You can see the zombie crawling out from the floor of the museum. It is really scary looking!
Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. II
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The Untold History of The White Races cir. 700 – 1700 a.d.
666 pages 197 pages
- ISBN-10: 1943820058
- ISBN-13: 978-1943820054
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Kicked Out Of Heaven Vol. II: The Untold History of The White Races cir. 700-1700 a.d. is a 3 volume series that will be released one by one. This book details everything about European society and mentality. In this edition you will find these facts: Alcoholism & The Blue Devils, Insanity & Lead Poisoning, Ergot (LSD) Hallucinations, The Sweating Sickness & Leprosy, The Tobacco Enema & Leeches, The Defloration Mania, The Dancing Mania, The Black Death, The Gravediggers & Body Snatchers, Jews Poisoning the Wells, Millions of Deaths, Folklore & Superstition, Magic Mirrors & Crystal Balls, Witches Dancing in Baby Blood, Pants Made of Human Skin, Necromancy & Ghost Armies, Attacks from The Undead, Lycanthropy & Were-Wolves, Multiple Cases of Vampires, Who is Satan, Lucifer & The Devil!
Smithsonian.com: New England ‘Vampire’ Was Likely a Farmer Named John.