DiscoverMorbid: A True Crime PodcastEpisode 264: The New England Vampire Panic
Episode 264: The New England Vampire Panic

Episode 264: The New England Vampire Panic

Update: 2021-09-1917
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Today Alaina decided to take it to a vampiric place. During the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries New England was struggling with severe outbreaks of Consumption.  To better explain this plague that caused severe pain, bloody hacking coughs and the victim to seemingly waste away without explanation, they turned to the supernatural. When entire families began falling victim to its brutal clutches, it simply had to be vampires who had taken host in their loved ones ailing bodies to suck the life from the remaining members. Come on in for a dive into a world where eating the ashes of an exhumed family member's decomposing heart was considered medicine.








Great resources used:










A History of Vampires in New England by Thomas D A'gostino
 



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Greg Bale

Way-cool episode! Just as an FYI, the idea of flipping the vampire bodies face-down was so that when the reanimated corpse tried to dig 'out'...it would just excavate down toward China instead. Problem solved!

Sep 19th
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Episode 264: The New England Vampire Panic

Episode 264: The New England Vampire Panic

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