Medieval Vampire skeletons
- Hi,Came across this short news article on medieval skeletons found in Bulgaria which had been staked - http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/latest/13879015/vampire-skeletons-unearthed-in-bulgaria/Regards,Kilic
- On 06/06/2012, Steven Baker <bakerskeep@...> wrote:
> Hi,A while ago, on one of the SBS television channels, I believe, was a
> Came across this short news article on medieval skeletons found in Bulgaria
> which had been staked -
documentary broadcast about Bela Lugosi. In searching on the World
Wide Web, the documentary may be the one named "Bela Lugosi:The Fallen
The documentary was about the life of Bela Lugosi, from his birth to
his death and beyond, and it included archeological information about
the area in which he was raised, and the reference to the old beliefs
regarding death and returning from the dead.
An archeologist (I think she was) from a university in Romania, was
interviewed, a archeological dig was involved, and apparently, the
tradition of removing the heart of the dead, after burial, was still
practiced at the time of the making of the documentary, which was
about 2007, I believe.
The spirit/soul is apparently believed there, to reside in the heart,
which is to be destroyed/removed after burial, to ensure that the
corpse is not reactivated and thence returns to cause harm.
The documentary is interesting, as the perception of vampyrical
beliefs, apparently, persists, as does also the treatment of the
bodies of the dead; the dead are buries, and then, after they are
buried, people go to the graves, dig up the corpses, and remove the
hearts, or drive stakes through them, and, the practice apparently
persists, in the particular area in Romania.
I had mentioned the documentary, at a meeting for the Abertridwr
Council, after I watched it, but the only people aware of me talking
about it, may have been the people close to me at the time.
So, apparently, vampyres and the associated beliefs and traditions
relating to them, including going out to the graves of the recently
buried, and, doing things to the hearts of the recently buried, to
prevent the recently buried from being active, appear to still live in
Romania, in the area of Trannsylvania...
One of the causes of some of the beliefs and perceptions relating to
the "undead" such as vampyres, appears to have arisen from the habit
of burying people before they are really dead, so that, when they may
have been later dug up, or, people hearing strange noises from recent
graves, a cause is believed to have been the people waking up, buried,
an a sealed coffin, trying frantically to escape, and, similarly,
extra growth of the keratin based body parts, such as finger nails and
hair, continuing after burial, so that, apart from finding the scratch
marks on the inside of some coffins, some bodies had been found to
have longer hair and finger nails, than when they were buried.
The concept of vampyres, and, all that it involves, is fascinating,
and, apart from the fashionable fascination of people with audiovisual
representations of vampyres, in the "modern" electronic world, in the
old and dark parts of Romania, the practices continue...
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