Four skeletons were recently unearthed in Poland that had been buried with their heads removed and placed between their legs, leading researchers to believe they're the remains of suspected vampires. Personally, they look more like wizard bones to me.
Decapitation was a common fate for suspected vampires among Slavic areas in the period following the introduction of Christianity, the Telegraph reports. The bodies were then buried with their heads between their legs in an attempt to prevent the skeletons from rising from the dead.
There is speculation that the bodies were buried in the 16th century, the Independent notes. However, many questions still remain.
"It's very difficult to tell when these burials were carried out," archaeologist Dr. Jacek Pierzak told the Dziennik Zachodni newspaper, per Polish Radio English.
Hey -- this reminds me of a joke. How many Polish vampires does it take to screw in a lightbulb? None, there's no such thing as vampires. Man, it must have sucked being one of these people.
Thanks to T8RO and Alice, who agrees trying to convince an angry mob of pitchfork and torch wielding villagers that you're not a vampire is an uphill battle.