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Vampire discovered in mass grave

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posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 10:01 PM
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Vampire discovered in mass grave


[url=http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126985.200-vampire-discovered-in-mass-grave.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news]www.newscientist.com[/url ]

A SKELETON exhumed from a grave in Venice is being claimed as the first known example of the "vampires" widely referred to in contemporary documents.

Matteo Borrini of the University of Florence in Italy found the skeleton of a woman with a small brick in her mouth (see right) while excavating mass graves of plague victims from the Middle Ages on Lazzaretto Nuovo Island in Venice (see second image here).

At the time the woman died, many people believed that the plague was spread by "vampires" which, rather than drinking people's blood, spread disease by chewing on their shrouds after dying. Grave-diggers put bricks in the mouths of suspected vampires to stop them doing this, Borrini says.

The belief in vampires probably arose because blood is sometimes expelled from the mouths of the dead, causing the shroud to sink inwards and tear. Borrini, who presented his findings at a meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Denver, Colorado, last week, claims this might be the first such vampire to have been forensically examined. The skeleton was removed from a mass grave of victims of the Venetian plague of 1576.
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posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 10:01 PM
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Sorry if this has already been discussed. Could this be real or just exorcism? I believe that Vampires are just a Myth. That finding according to me just proves people's fear of the unknown at that time. But what if I am wrong and the Fear was real.How many of you hear believe that Vampires existed or still exists?

[url=http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126985.200-vampire-discovered-in-mass-grave.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news]www.newscientist.com[/url ]
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posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 10:07 PM
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There is an already existing thread on this topic here.

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