The events supposedly happened in the village of Mihaljevci before the 1900s.
A man died a very violent death by felling of a wagon – he got his head caught under a wheel and died from a crushed skull.
It was feared that he might return to demand revenge, however originally he was buried with no special rituals.
Eight days after his burial he came back and started sleeping with his neighbor’s wife, eventually getting her pregnant.
The elder women advised her to tie a long thread around his toe so she could uncover his grave during the day.
In the morning they followed the thread and together with the village priest the grave was opened. The dead man was found lying on his belly.
A hawthorn stake was driven through his head which exploded “with a sound as loud as a canon”.
The priest blessed the corpse and the dead man was never seen again. As for the child we are offered the information that it died soon.
NOTE: I had doubts about adding this as a “documented report” because there is no mention about blood drinking and/or a disease that would kill the wife of the neighbor, however it is listed as a vampire attack in “The Vampire – A Casebook” by Alan Dunde. Personally I believe this is the case of cheating wife needing excuse for her pregnancy out of the marriage.