A History of Vampires in New England

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Arcadia Publishing, Sep 16, 2019 - History - 192 pages
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The author of A Guide to Haunted New England lifts the coffin lid on the region’s folklore and legends of the undead.
 
New England is rich in history and mystery. Numerous sleepy little towns and farming communities distinguish the region’s scenic tranquility. But not long ago, New Englanders lived in fear of spectral ghouls believed to rise from their graves and visit family members in the night to suck their lives away. Although the word “vampire” was never spoken, scores of families disinterred loved ones during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries searching for telltale signs that one of them might be what is now referred to as the New England vampire.
 
“In his remarkable book . . . Thomas D’Agostino details the longstanding belief among New Englanders that supernatural entities were responsible for the disease called consumption.”—Crime Capsule
 
Includes photos!
 
Praise for A Guide to Haunted New England
 
“Fun, charming . . . includes not only locales with reported ghosts, but also sites with macabre (though not haunted) histories.”—True Crime Librarian
 
“Anyone interested in exploring the haunted, macabre and abandoned throughout New England knows they can count on D’Agostino to find out more about the site’s history, past sightings and how to find them.”—Mobile RVing

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
A Brief History of Tuberculosis Life Death and Superstition in Early New England Vampires in New England
Willington Connecticut
Dummerston Vermont
Manchester Vermont
Cumberland Rhode Island
Exeter Rhode Island
Griswold Connecticut 1807 Plymouth Massachusetts
Woodstock Vermont
Smithfield Rhode Island
Saco Maine
Jewett City Connecticut
South KingstownExeter Rhode Island
West Stafford Connecticut
West Greenwich Rhode Island
Exeter Rhode Island

Barnstead New Hampshire
Woodstock Vermont
Foster Rhode Island
Tuberculosis in the Twentieth Century
Bibliography
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Thomas D’Agostino has been extensively studying and investigating paranormal accounts for over twenty-seven years. Creator of several books with his wife, Arlene Nicholson, together they have penned and captured on film the best haunts and history New England has to offer. The duo co-organized the Paranormal United Research Society, a coalition that includes some of the best paranormal researchers in New England and beyond. Tom has also written accounts of haunted places throughout New England for the International Ghost Hunters Society, HauntedPlaces.com, Shadowlands.com, and Ghosttowns.com.

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