New England Vampire Panic

Mercy Brown's gravestone Cbarry123/Public domain

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.

Topics in this Podcast: Halloween episodes, 19th century, U.S. history, American history