The Upier is a male vampire from Poland. This vampire is able to rise at midday and return to sleep at midnight. This vampire is said to have a barbed tongue and consumes a vast amount of blood. The Upier’s fascination with blood is more extreme than other vampires, as it even sleeps in blood. […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Ohyn is a Polish vampire. Those who are born with teeth and a caul are said to become an ohyn.
The Kashubes of a West Slavic ethnic group of people in Pomerelia, north-central Poland. The Kashubes believed in the Nachzeher, which is a vampire creature that had the ability to kill its relatives by using psychic powers. It is thought that people born with cauls or teeth were most likely to become a vampire. The Nachzeher would devour […]