By Thomas D'Agostino
New England is wealthy in background and secret. various sleepy little cities and farming groups distinguish the region's scenic tranquility. yet now not some time past, New Englanders lived in worry of spectral ghouls believed to upward push from their graves and stopover at relatives within the evening to suck their lives away. even supposing the observe "vampire" was once by no means spoken, rankings of households disinterred household throughout the eighteenth and 19th centuries looking for telltale indicators that one among them could be what's now known as the recent England vampire.
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