Welcome to my latest ROADSIDE RHODE ISLAND entry. For this one I will be covering the Ramtail Factory, Rhode Island’s only officially designated haunted landmark. This is a place I have wanted to visit for years, but for some reason never made it. On a recent hike with friends, they told me that Ramtail was nearby so we went to check it out. On the way there I told them the background of the place, the deaths that had happened and the hauntings as well. I also spoke of Thomas D’Agostino many times, as my source of information was from his books.

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ROADSIDE RHODE ISLAND: Sarah Tillinghast, RI’s Other Vampire

Welcome to part two of my Roadside Rhode Island series. In part one, seen HERE, I talked about Mercy Brown, Rhode Island’s most famous vampire and possibly the inspiration for Bram Stoker when he wrote the book “Dracula.” As I mentioned before, Rhode Island is full of vampire legends and in this chapter, I explore yet another. Her name? Sarah Tillinghast.


The story takes place in 1799 and concerns a prosperous farm family headed by Stutley Tillinghast. He was married to his wife Honor and they had twelve children. Stutley managed to provide for his family by selling apples and peaches from his orchards across Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts.

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ROADSIDE RHODE ISLAND: Mercy Brown, Rhode Island’s Most Famous Vampire

Welcome to part one of my new series, ROADSIDE RHODE ISLAND. For such a small state we certainly have a lot of weirdness going on. This is actually one of the reasons I love living here so much! There are so many great places to visit and travel times to these locations are minimal. I am starting out big with this series covering Mercy Brown, probably the most infamous of vampires.

The Brown family section of Chestnut Hill Cemetery.
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