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Henry Fanshawe Tozer:
"Researches in the Highlands of Turkey"
John Murray, London, 1869
"During the night which we spent at Aghia the population were disturbed by apparitions of spirits, which they described as gliding about with large lanterns in their hands. These are called vrykolaka by the Greeks and vurvolak by the Turks for both Christians and Mahometans believe in them; the name, however is written and pronounced in a great variety of ways. It was curious to meet with them in this manner as soon as we descended into the plains of Thessaly, the ancient land of witches; but the belief in these appearances is widely spread, not only throughout Thessaly and Epirus, but also among the islands of the Aegean and over a great part of Turkey."
For the moment, let us simply file the case as "before 1869".
I could not find Aghia so far. Before he arrives in Aghia, Tozer passes through Karitzha, which is now called Karitsa and can be found NorthEast of Mount Olympus. Aghia should be somewhere near Karitsa.
Go check out Tozer's report and see what else he has to say. And then you can see if the case is mentioned elsewhere.
© 2012 by Rob Brautigam - NL - Last changed February 2012