Mercy the Real-Life (?) Vampire

Learn the truly disturbing tale of a family in crisis and a suspicious populace who thought vampirism might be afoot. If you know of other horrific true-life tales, please share at, on our Facebook page, or  Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. tells the story as well. Or you can read Rhode Island Monthly‘s account. Haven’t had enough? The Vampire Project also explains. What, more? Really? By Light Unseen has an extensive article about the New England vampire phenomenon. A newspaper story about it. And of course Wikipedia has more details about poor Mercy and her family.

Did you know they sold vampire hunting kits in the 19th century? And they weren’t even kidding.


“Dark Walk” by Kevin Macleod (

“Misery” by Six-Nail-Coffin (Adam John Prawlocki) (from

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4 thoughts on “Mercy the Real-Life (?) Vampire

  1. So glad you guys are back posting podcasts! I am a new listener this year but have been enjoying all the older ones. Also did a mention of your great site on my blog today! Thanks for the great entertainment & HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

  2. Dennis Downing says:

    What is that melancholy piano music that opens and closes the segment on Mercy? I have heard it other places but really like it! Great show as usual Haunter!

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