The Ubour is a vampire from Bulgaria. It was a vampire created when a person dies violently or if the spirit refuses to leave the body. The corpse is buried for 40 days and the rises to cause mischief. The Ubour generally does not drink blood until other sources of nourishment (regular food) are gone. […]
Vjesci was the name given to a Polish vampire known by the Kashubian people. The Vjesci vampire resembled the Nachzeher found to the west in northern Germany. According to myths, a person was destined to become a vjesci if it was born with a caul. When a child was born with the membrane cap, it […]
The Slavic vampire was not always the symbol of evil that it came to be in the nineteenth century European literature. The Slavic vampire was originally the product of an irregularity within community life, such as problems with burial practices, death, or birth. People who had a violent death, people who committed suicide, or people […]
The Shtriga was a vampire-like witch that was found in Albania. The creature was similar to the Strigon, which was a witch found among the southern Slavs, the strigoi of Romania, and the vjeshtitza of Montenegro. The Shtriga usually took the form of a woman who lived undetected in the community. She was difficult to […]
The “Gronnskjegg” is a popular story that was collected across Norway. In the story, a young woman married an unknown man with a green beard. Upon returning home, she discovered that her new husband had eaten corpses from the local church graveyard. Later, he appeared to her in the form of different relatives and questioned […]
The Stregoni Benefici is an Italian vampire that is a good-natured vampire. It finds evil vampires and creatures its enemy. The good vampire will fight bad vampires.
Jacob was a poor man who needed to earn money to feed his daughters, so the king hired him. The king’s daughter had become a vampire and needed help putting her to rest. Jacob agreed, and an old man gave him instructions that Jacob followed to the letter. The final step involved Jacob entering the […]
In the 1870, in Neustatt-an-der-Rheda (Wejheroho), Pomerania, in northwest Poland, a prominent citizen – Franz von Poblocki died of consumption (tuberculosis). He was buried in the churchyard of Roslasin. Two weeks later, his son Anton, died. Other relatives became ill and complained of nightmares. The surviving family members suspected vampirism and hired a local vamprie […]
Most of what is known of Polish vampires is due to the work of Jan L. Perkowski and the northern Poles of Canada- the Kashubs- where the believe in vampires still exists today. Perkowski’s research confirmed and documented developments of Polish vampires. The common words for vampire in Poland were upior or upier (male) and […]
The Ohyn is a Polish vampire. Those who are born with teeth and a caul are said to become an ohyn.