By Thomas D'Agostino
New England is wealthy in background and secret. a number of sleepy little cities and farming groups distinguish the region's scenic tranquility. yet no longer in the past, New Englanders lived in worry of spectral ghouls believed to upward push from their graves and stopover at relations within the evening to suck their lives away. even if the note "vampire" used to be by no means spoken, ratings of households disinterred family in the course of the eighteenth and 19th centuries looking for telltale indicators that considered one of them may be what's now known as the hot England vampire.
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A History of Vampires in New England by Thomas D'Agostino