Quick, name all the vampires you can off the top of your head. Let's see, there's Dracula, Nosferatu, Count ... Chocula? Hmm, for such an iconic, personality-driven type of monster, there aren't that many famous examples. But you actually don't have to look very far back in United States history to find a vampire. We're not talking about Lestat; we're talking about a very real woman. Meet Mercy Brown.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas October 26, 2018
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