Below are eight facts about Mercy Brown, the so called vampire of New England. To read more about this story, please read my article that I wrote last year about the incident: "Brief History of the Mercy Brown Vampire Incident." If you want just some fast facts, then keep reading!
- Mercy Brown was buried in the cemetery of the Baptist Church in Exeter, RI.
- Her parents were named, George and Mary Brown.
- Mercy died from Tuberculosis in January of 1892.
- She was 19 when she died from the TB.
- She was called a vampire because unlike her family members that also died from Tuberculosis, she never did decompose. She had blood in her heart and she looked alive.
- Mercy was blamed for her brother being ill, so the townspeople burned her body and made her brother drink the ashes.
- She wasn't a real vampire but nevertheless her story is horrifying. Her body was preserved from the cold New England winters which made the townspeople think she was a vampire!
- While Mercy wasn't really a vampire, she is a ghost! People have reported seeing her ghost roaming the cemetery.
So that's some facts about the 19 year old girl who was part of the vampire panic in Exeter, RI.