Real-Life Vampire

Real-Life Vampire

The original vampire legends originated from a dead man named Arnold Paole in Serbia, way before Vlad the Impaler became the archetype for vampires. In 1726, Arnold Paole died in the village of Meduegna in Serbia. After his death when people started seeing his undead body, officials called for the help of two Austrian military doctors, Glaser and Flückinger. The investigation and report produced by them confirmed the existence of vampires. The report said that Arnold’s dead body was responsible for the deaths of four people. When his corpse was dug up it was “quite complete and undecayed, with fresh blood from his eyes, nose, mouth, and ears.” They staked his heart and burned his body. Five years later, the deaths of 17 people were attributed to Paole and vampirism.

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