On the discovery of the “vampire woman” (perhaps) we have been made fun of

When it comes to vampires, the first country that comes to mind is Romania. The vicissitudes of Count Dracula and his castle in Transylvania they are known to all, but in the last few days it seemed that the list of nations that boast this primacy could be enlarged. There has been a lot of talk about an alleged vampire woman discovered in Polish territory.


The discovery of a disturbing skeleton by the researchers of the Nicolaus Copernicus University sparked more than one fantasy, but “Wired” magazine took care of it. Skeletons like the Polish one can tell a lot, too bad that in the case of the one to which we are referring we have gone too far.

Going in order, the archaeologists of the university of Torun they came across the remains of a woman who probably lived in the 1600s a 30 year old who was in good condition. The scythe on the lady’s neck and the lock in her left hand made it more mysterious. The two details immediately made the discovery sensational and around the world there was talk of the vampire woman chained after death to avoid her return to Earth. Other elements added more thrills, specifically a silk hat and a sticking out tooth from the others.

The behavior of the Polish university

To make “Wired” suspicious, the citation of the sources by the various newspapers that have given for certain the discovery of the vampire woman thought of it. It seems that the “Daily Mail”, the British newspaper that it is often used to, made the news international magnify the articles and their scope. In addition, there is no link or reference to this skeleton on the Polish university’s website, a detail that immediately turns one’s nose upside down. Archaeologists are used to any oddities during their excavations, but the one who is cited as the lead author of the research, Dariusz Polinskiwould not have done anything exceptional.

The other skeletons found

In Poland it is not uncommon to come across such burials, so much so that there is a precedent similar to that of the vampire woman that is not very distant in time. In fact, in 2008 they were discovered six skeletons in the same condition than that of the woman of the seventeenth century, complete with a scythe and padlock. Vampirism aficionados were ready to cheer over news full of curious ideas and all to deepen, it’s a pity they will perhaps have to change their minds. The photos that have appeared online aren’t fake, but associating the skeletons with Polish Draculas is a bit too much.

It has already been said of Transylvania as an ideal place for discoveries of this kind, but it is not the only one. Even in Istria there are legends related to enchanting and spectacular places, but with a mysterious aura. This is where the vampire would have lived Jure Grando: after his death, in 1656, he would have continued to haunt houses for three decades, knocking on doors, frightening and killing many residents. To prevent him from continuing his trail of blood, would be beheaded and buried again, before being silent forever. A truly imaginative reconstruction, a bit like that of the vampire woman.

On the discovery of the “vampire woman” (perhaps) we have been made fun of