On several occasions, particularly on the periphery of the Habsburg Empire during the 17th and 18th centuries, dead people were suspected of being revenants or vampires, and consequently dug up and destroyed. Some contemporary authors named this phenomenon Magia Posthuma. This blog is dedicated to understanding what happened and why.
Sunday, 21 September 2008
Nicolaus Equiamicus keeps coming up with new source material. This time it's a 1755 newspaper article from the Berlinische Priviligirte Zeitung on the vampire case from Hermsdorf in Silesia.