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1841

In Union Cemetery, in North Smithfield lies the only grave where cause of death is listed as vampirism. Simon Whipple Died in 1841 of consumption (tuberculosis). During that time Rhode Island was in vampire hysteria. Those dying of consumption were suspected of being vampires. On Simon’s epitaph it reads he died of a “vampires grasp”.

Submitted by Sasysquatchgirl, Liminal Ambassador