THE BASEMENT’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: The Vampire Skull

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As covered here before, Rhode Island was a hot bed of supposed vampire activity from the late 1700s all the way up to the late 1800s. I covered the cases of Mercy Brown and Sarah Tillinghast in previous blogs and in all cases, consumption, now known as tuberculosis, was thought to be the real cause. But what about the unbelievable case of the vampiric skull found in the late 1940s?

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

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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.

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

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The Brown family section of Chestnut Hill Cemetery.

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.

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