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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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Real World Vampirism

Youth: supple and strong.  Most of us would agree these are characteristics between childhood and maturity. But what happens when youth withers and dies? For some in pre-industrial society, the answer was vampirism. Abraham Stoker, the famous Irish author of … Continue reading

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