Sunday, March 15, 2009

"Vampire" skull found!

Got your attention, didn't I?

Not a "real" vamp, no. Just the skull of a poor, unfortunate 16th-century Venetian woman who was a suspected vamp. This is a never-before-seen evidence of vamp exorcism.

See the pic and read more here.

6 comments:

Melanie said...

What a neat find. That's an odd ritual though, putting a brick in a person's mouth.

Christine said...

That's pretty interesting. I always get so sad, though, thinking how innocent people suffered so awfully because of the rampant fears of the masses. To know you're innocent and yet there's absolutely nothing you can do but accept your fate to be murdered. :(

Brandy said...

Those were superstitious and uneducated times. I'm glad we've moved beyond that. Poor woman. Then again, we were not there, remember there was a royal woman who murdered young women in her castle and then bathed in the blood to stay young.......
(Um, I did mention I was a history geek, right? *G*)

Jace said...

Ladies, yes, that was a horrifying time where one couldn't defend oneself against such accusations. Remember how women would be burnt once they were accused of being witches?

Mel: I think this is the first time I've heard of putting a brick in a (suspected) vamp's mouth. The popular belief is a stake in the heart, isn't it? If I'm not mistaken, that's Bram Stoker's version of killing the undead, right?

Dru said...

Hi Jace,

Just dropping by. I may stop by and check your blog out. Thanks for stopping by mine. Oh I see that you do embroidery. I'm learning how to do this now.

Jace said...

Hi Dru,

Welcome and thanks for visiting. :) Yes, I've been cross-stitching for a while now (23 years). :D I'll be following your embroidering journey at your blog.