The remains of a 10-year-old biting on a stone have been unearthed by archaeologists in a fifth century Italian cemetery, evidence suggesting a “vampire burial” to prevent the child’s return from the dead.
In northern Italy, where the discovery was made, they are calling it the “Vampire of Lugnano.“
“I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s extremely eerie and weird,” said University of Arizona archaeologist David Soren, who has overseen archaeological excavations at the site since 1987.
Evidence collected from the bones suggest the child was infected with malaria at the time it died, The Independent reported.
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