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Mercy Brown: Accused Vampire

She has the dubious distinction as one of the last known cases of vampirism in the United States. Born in Exeter, Rhode Island, Mercy Brown was the third victim in her family to die. George Brown, her father had buried … Continue reading

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Edgar Allan Poe: His Own Tale Of Horror

His death reads like one of his detective stories; found alone in the streets, wearing someone else’s clothes, and repeating an unknown name.  He would die a day later in hospital – his medical records mysteriously disappeared.  His life reads … Continue reading

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