Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mercy Brown of Exeter

This little maid of Old Rhode Island has a sinister story ...

Buried in the Exeter Cemetery in 1892, Mercy's mother and sister both died, her brother growing ill until he left home. Mercy herself died; her brother returned, only to grow ill again ...

The story says her father exumed the graves of his family, deeply suspicious that something sinister was at work.

His wife and first daughter were both decomposed ...

... but Mercy's body was suppposedly unchanged: except it lay on its side with blood dripping from its mouth.
The ghost tale behind Mercy's "vampire activities" remains a legend in Exeter Cemetery, with blue lights sometimes spotted around the grave of the Exeter Vampire. Cemetery Stories, Katherine Ramsland, HarperCollins 2001.
Mercy of Exeter is the Latest "Ghost Girl" will be haunting Ebay this week ... click the Chessy Cat on the right to see her.

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