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Special Halloween Edition: The Vampires of New England

As recently as the 1890s, some New Englanders believed that their dead relatives were vampires, feeding on the living. And, in fact, the dead could look better when exhumed than they did while still alive. Now we know why. http://users.net1plus.com/vyrdolak/NEFolkbelief.htm
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