New England Vampire Folk Belief: Archaeological Evidence

    Sun, Oct 27, 2013

    Times: 1 PM

    Venue: Fruitlands Museum

    102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA 01451


    Mary Delaney


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    FREE with museum admission Were there vampires in New England? Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni will talk about how areas of New England were hot spots of vampire folklore in the 19th Century. Bellantoni worked to excavate a grave site - whose location was revealed when two children playing in a quarry found human skulls - of suspected vampires. The evidence revealed a posthumous mutilation of the corpse, likely by townspeople who believed the deceased to be a vampire. Presented as part of the Massachusetts Historical Commissions' Massachusetts Archeology Month.


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