Medieval “vampire” burial details revealed

Published on November 5th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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Back in the 1950s a medieval skeleton was found in England with metal spikes through its shoulders, heart and ankles. Details about the discovery are only now being released in a new report about the find.

It is believed to be a ‘deviant burial’, where people considered the ‘dangerous dead’, such as vampires, were interred to prevent them rising from their graves to plague the living.

In reality, victims of this treatment were social outcasts who scared others because of their unusual behaviour. Only a handful of such burials have been unearthed in the UK.

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Story: The Telegraph | Photo: Reuters

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2 Responses to Medieval “vampire” burial details revealed

  1. They were also known as “ignominious burials” and were often reserved for suicides. Along with the harsh burial, suicides had their property confiscated and heirs could be left penniless.

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