The events took place in 1833 or 1834 in the small village Magyar Bénye, the next after Schoenau. A woman had died and since she was considered to be a witch during her life, suspicion turned to her when people started to die immediately after her passing.
The clergy gave authorization for the grave to be opened and the woman was found in a strange position – on a side, turned to the dead next to her. Apart from that she was red [not pale as one would expect in those days].
Even more so, she had a tail so it was concluded that she was a vampire and she was dealt with using the usual rituals.
She was turned on her belly and a stake was ran through her in order to prevent her from rising again.
Her deep sigh came as a natural reaction and it was considered that she found peace. As did the village after this incident.
Magyarbénye is the Hungarian name for the modern-day Biia, a small community in the district of Alba [Romania] – found in German texts as Bendendorf. It terms of administration it pertains to Șona [Schoenau].
The incident is described by Friedrich Müller in his “Siebenburgische Sagen”.