This case came into the spotlight in 2009 when the police discovered that the grave of Ghiulten Memedali had been tampered with and the corpse mutilated. But it begins in 2008 when, on the 27th of March, the 39 year old woman from Medgidia [south-est region of Romania] died of a heart attack.
On the 14th of May her grave was assaulted by her relatives and others that lived in the neighborhood of Ali Baba. They claimed that the woman had turned into a vampire and that she was making her presence known to her family by moving objects around, making strange apparitions in the house she once inhabited and having strange conversations with friends of the family [she would demand certain things].
At night they said she wouldn`t let them sleep and repeatedly pinch and slap them.
In May of 2008 the mob [counting 200 people] couldn`t take the necessary actions because the police had been notified of their intentions and squads were dispatched to the cemetery to ensure that nothing illegal would be conducted.
To calm down the public opinion the corpse was exhumed and rituals according to their religion were performed [they were Muslims].
Of course they made their observations on the spot and came to the conclusion that they were right. It seams the cross was bent and there were some strange holes in the ground – presumably used by the undead to escape her grave at night.
Then she was reburied and the mob was dispersed.
At a later date, unknown to the authorities, it seams that the family got it`s way because when Ghiulten was exhumed in September 2009 for [what they believed] the second time she had several strange objects in her coffin and the heart was missing. The chest had a large hole and the ribs were smashed as if something sharp was used on the body to puncture.
At her side they observed: masks, a stake, some clothing and cotton.
What I find interesting about this case is the fact that they chose to practice the “elimination ritual” specific to a vampire on what seams to be more of a poltergeist phenomenon. There were no night attacks reported that could fall into the category of the undead and even more confusing, the newspapers claimed that the woman had appeared in daylight to speak with relatives.
Now I cannot say that this is all true because it is in fact reported by media and we all know how some reporters treat this kind of subjects… but taking into consideration the “symptoms” haunting seams more likely than vampiric activity.