Vampire Graves in Connecticut: Jewett City Vampires

The graves of a Connecticut family thought to be plagued by a vampire

The most fascinating aspect of this story is its recent place in our history: the 19th century was fantastically late for such adherence to superstitious beliefs. Not only were these people believed to be victimised by vampires, but they were exhumed from their graves, and their bodies were burned to prevent them from getting up, prowling the night and taking innocent lives.

And why? Because of general ignorance: these people suffered and died of tuberculosis, according to later research. Could the research be wrong? Were they killed by a vampire?

By annimi

Ashley writes for,, and other sites in the Darksites Network. She's involved in several seedy and disreputable activities, smokes too much, and spends her late nights procrastinating for work on her first novel.

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