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Documentation of Vampires in ancient text

19625_Persian-_Ancient_Texts    One of the earliest forms of recorded evidence of the Vampire was found on a tablet at Ur dating back to 2000 b.c.e.  The Sumarian epic poem mentions Lilith. Lilith’s name appears in Gilgamesh and the Huluppu-Tree. So, who is Lilith?

    Some scholars claim that Lilith was the original mate to Adam.  Though the book of Genesis does not mention her by name, there are several indications, if read carefully that suggest that Eve was indeed not the first female created by God.  It is argued that because of her acts, Lilith was removed from the Bible.

It is said that The first man and woman were formed from the dust of the Earth by the hands of God, however within the same book of Genesis, It is contradicted by stating that Eve was formed from one of Adams ribs.

There are several other references to Lilith throughout the Old and New Testaments of the Bible that suggest further details of  her legacy though not mentioning her by name.  So what became of Lilith?  Many ancient writings suggest that Lilith saw herself as an equal to Adam, who was not of the same opinion.  Because she refused to serve Adam, she was banished from the Garden of Eden.  Lilith would found a new home by the Red Sea where she would later encounter those angel that had been cast down from Heaven.  Lilith was said to have bred with the fallen angels, resulting in the birth of enlightened beings with knowledge of the heavens and the earth as well as a thirst for blood, this race came to be known as the Nephillim; From this, she would claim the title “Queen of Darkness”.

Other respected ancient texts that mention the vampire are the Aggadah which refers to texts in the classical Rabbine literature of Judaism dating 1500-1200 A.D.

The writer Homer, in the 8th century relayed:  The undead are too insubstantial to be heard by the living and cannot communicate with them without drinking blood first.

Documents from the 12th century Inquisition refer to a group of institutions within the judicial system of the Roman Church which detailed several occurrences of encounters with vampires.

William of Newburgh – wrote in the 1190s, “It would not be easy to believe that the corpses of the dead should sally (I know not by what agency) from their graves, and should wander about to the terror or destruction of the living, and again return to the tomb, which of its own accord spontaneously opened to receive them, did not frequent examples, occurring in our own times, suffice to establish this fact, to the truth of which there is abundant testimony”.   Stories of revenants were very personal, always about a specific individual who had recently died.

Leo Allatius (also known as Leone Allacci) seventeenth-century Greek vampirologist, was possibly the first modern author to write a book on vampires.

After completing his studies, he returned to Chios as the assistant to the Roman Catholic Bishop Marco Giustiniani.  He later moved back to Italy to study medicine and rhetoric, and worked for many years at the Vatican library.

In 1645 he completed De Graecorum hodie quirundam opinationibus,in which he discussed many of the beliefs common to the people of Greece.  Allatius covered the Greek vampire traditions in great detail.  He described the Vrykolakas, the undecomposed corpse that has been taken over by a demon and noted the regulations of the Greek Church for the discernment and disposal of a Vrykolakas.  He then noted his own belief in the existence of vampires, which had occasionally been reported on Chios.

The list goes on and on, some of the most respected writings throughout history document encounters with the children of the night. Stay tuned to the blog, as we closer examine these, and other historic writings that document the existence of the Vampire.

 

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Some personal experiences of William of Newburgh

Walter_of_Newburgh   William of Newburgh wrote of many encounters with Revenants, What we now know as the vampire.  As a well respected historian of the 12th century Newburgh was often sent for to investigate paranormal activities.  One of his accounts of the undead happened in the English county of Buckinghamshire.  The tale is of a women’s recently deceased husband returning from the grave and laying on top of her at night, crushing her with his weight.  He continued to bother the woman for several nights until she had her brothers sit with her one night to ward him off.  The man then began to terrorize the other family members and neighbors for quite some time.  It wasn’t until countless complaints to the clergy the bishop Hugh of Lincoln, who would later be sainted by the church of England, sent a written absolution to be placed on the dead man’s corpse that the villagers would find peace.

Another account that was recorded by Newburgh was of that of a bishop that worked for a noblewoman near Melrose Abbey in Scotland.  The bishop preferred to spend his time on horseback, hunting with the hounds and ignored all of his religious duties during his life.  Shortly after the cleric’s death, he began appearing at Melrose Abbey but his attempts to enter were thwarted by the sanctity of the grounds.  Soon he would begin to appear in the chambers of the Noblewoman terrorizing her for many nights.  The horrified Noblewoman sought out the help of a high ranking monk to put an end to the corpse’s nightly terrors.  The monk stood gaurd over the grave until the corpse rose the next evening.  The corpse attacked the monk as he rose, the monk retaliated with a few swings of and axe.  The defeated corpse returned to his grave which opened up to receive him and then close around him.  The following day a group of monks returned to the grave to exhume the body and burn it.  When they recovered the body, they noticed with horror the slash marks of the axe and a growing pool of blood in the casket.

and so says William of Newburgh!

The Alnwick Castle Vampire

alnwickThe Alnwick Castle was first mentioned in history books in the year 1096 but it’s vampire troubles did not begin until the 1200’s.  A prominent priest contacted William of Newburgh about the case of the Alnwick Vampire that plagued his Diocese.  If you will recall William of Newburgh investigated reports of vampires in the 1200’s and compiled a journal of his experiences and accounts.

Legend states that a vampire lived beneath the castle where he terrorized it’s inhabitants as well as surrounding villages for over 70 years.  The story begins as such:  There was an unnamed man from Yorkshire who lived a disreputable life, filled with crime, sin and ill repute.  The man was wanted by authorities but he hid within the Alnwick Castle where he had allies, enabling for him to maintain his lifestyle.  The man having resided within the castle for quite some time moved up the ranks and became a Lord, marrying a woman that also resided within the castle.  It was the perfect marriage.  Rumors began to circulate about his wife’s indiscretions.  One evening the man climbed onto the roof above his chambers and peered into the window below to see his wife in bed with another man.  Furious with the scene, the man faltered and fell through the roof injuring himself fatally.  As he lay dying the priest arrived for him to have his final confession but the man refused, uttering curses towards his wife he refused to repent his sins before he died.  The man was laid to rest in the church cemetery, but to no avail.  It was not long after the man returned from the grave and began to attack the surrounding villages leaving a trail of victims with slashed throats and gaping wrists.  The population began to dwindle, between the attacks of the vampire, plague and the remaining fleeing for fear of their lives, the town was nearly emptied.  One Palm Sunday the local priest assembled a group of devout residents and some prominent citizens who went to the cemetery where the man was buried to put an end to this vampire’s grip of terror.

The grave was dug up and the body exhumed.  When the coffin was open the corpse was found to appear fresh and preserved yet was bloated with fresh blood.  The corpse was beheaded and dragged out of town where it was burned then the ashes were reinterred into holy ground to prevent his return.  Up until this day, he has not returned.