Unlike other fables and fairy tales, it seems that Vampire tales were actually based on real events. Recently, in Poland, construction workers who were building a road came across 17 skeletons that were buried in a very odd way. Their heads were off and placed between either their knees or in their hands. Archaeologists believe that they were the corpses of presumed vampires and where buried that way to prevent them from rising again. Hit the jump and check out a pic of the bodies.

So far, the corpses are believed to have been from the 15th or 16th century, which was when the fear of vampires was widespread in Eastern Europe, according to ABC News.

Check out the recent picture of the corpse as well as other unearthed vampire remains in the GALLERY above.

Jamaal Fisher
ABC News