Even the Podcast is Afraid

New England Vampire Panic & Mercy Brown

November 20, 2019

[Storytime was the original name of the Podcast, before the Change]

Ordis & Nick dive into some creepy history, The New England vampire panic was the reaction to an outbreak of tuberculosis in the 19th century throughout Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut, Vermont, and other parts of New England. Consumption (tuberculosis) was thought to be caused by the deceased consuming the life of their surviving relatives. Bodies were exhumed and internal organs ritually burned to stop the "vampire" from attacking the local population and to prevent the spread of the disease.

(Music for This Episode)

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Look Busy" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"I Knew a Guy" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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