During the early 17th century, Johannes Cuntius, a wealthy from Silesia[northern neighbor of Bohemiaand Moravia- today part of Poland], died after being kicked by a horse.
Many suspected that his success was the result of him making a pact with the devil due to the fact that he made his money rather fast. Among them, even his own servants believed that.
At the moment of his death, a tempest arose and during the mourning and to make matters even worst, a black cat rushed into his room to take refuge from the storm and attacked his face.
[If you read (again) the “Superstitions about vampires” article you will find a complete list of the myths surrounding the people believed to be capable of coming back from the grave]
During Cuntius’s funeral, yet another great tempest arose, ending the moment the corpse was interred.
After the burial, rumors arose of a phantom with the voice of Cuntius. Remarkable tales about milk being turned into blood, of old men being strangled, children taken out of cradles and livestock killed and eaten.
Eventually it was decided to disinter the body. It was found that all the bodies buried above that of Cuntius were rotten, but his skin was tender and when a staff was put between his fingers they closed around it and held it. He could open and shut his eyes, and when a vein in his leg was punctured the blood sprang out as fresh as that of a living person.
All this despite the fact the body had lied in the ground for 6 months.
By order of the authorities, he was cut up and the remains were consigned to the fire. Only afterwards did Cuntius find peace and he didn`t bothered no one anymore.
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