Vampire graves explained: Rigged Polish dead may have had cholera (VIDEO).

Eerie 17th-Century “Vampire” Graves in Poland Explained (Video)

Eerie 17th-Century “Vampire” Graves in Poland Explained (Video)

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Dec. 4 2014 3:11 PM

The Polish “Vampires”

Why six graves were rigged to keep the undead from rising.

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Researchers suspect six people given so-called "vampire" burials in Poland were actually local to the region—and may have been early victims of a cholera epidemic.