Another interesting case related by William of Newburgh is that of the Alnwick vampire.
It tales the story of a man who tried to catch his unfaithful wife by hiding in the attic of the house. Unfortunately the roof didn`t hold and he fell to his death.
A few days after the burial the authorities were alerted that the dead was seen on several occasions wondering on the streets.
At the same time a strange illness stoke the small British community, a lot of people dying as a result. A priest took initiative and – together with a few volunteer villagers – unearthed the corpse and found that its mouth was full of blood. When the chest was pierced with a swords, fresh blood sprung from it.
The villagers took the corpse outside of the town and burnt it to ash. Thus they were free from the mysterious illness.
Tale documented in “Historia Rerum Anglicarum” by William of Newburgh
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