The Bosnian "Lampir" is the name of the oldest recorded vampire Meho Lampir.
They dug up a “vampire” out of his grave in one of cemeteries of Opatija, Croatia, in 1881, mind you. I often walk there, only it’s now a park.
Similar to Jure Grando, this one, Ivan Varljen, would get up from his grave and walk around at night, scaring women and children, so three men decided to dig up Ivan’s grave, pierce his unruly corpse with a wooden stake, cut his tendons on both legs, tie him up, toss him face down and then, finally, rebury him. A little overdone if you ask me, but on the other hand, if it was me seeing Ivan vampiring around my house, maybe I’d toss an additional stone on top of him too.
I find it interesting that vampire legends are particularly common in Istria, the same Croatian region that had influx of Romanian population. They are called Aromuns or Istro-Romanians and apparently they brought their vampire legends with them.
Or they brought actual vampires with them
Edited by Helen of Annoy, 24 November 2012 - 05:48 PM.