SYMHC Classics: New England Vampire Panic


An engraving of men firing into a grave believed to contain a vampire, circa 1893.  Photo by Bildagentur-online / UIG via Getty Images
An engraving of men firing into a grave believed to contain a vampire, circa 1893. Photo by Bildagentur-online / UIG via Getty Images

Today, in honor of Halloween weekend, we're revisiting an episode about vampirism. Starting in the late 1700s and running for a century, small rural communities in New England were sometimes stricken with a panicked fear that the dead were somehow feeding off the living, and many graves were exhumed in the hopes of ending the attacks.

If you'd like to visit the original episode, you can find it here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/new-england-vampire-panic.htm

You can find the show notes for the original episode here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/blogs/missed-in-history-vampire-panic.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics