Graves · New Jersey · unsolved

Unsolved: unknown woman found frozen in 3” puddle of blood

March 25, 1887 Rahway, New Jersey An unidentified woman is found murdered The woman, described as in her early 20s with brown hair and blue eyes, and was dressed in good quality clothing and fur. Her body was found by four brothers who immediately reported the discovery to authorities. The body was frozen to the… Continue reading Unsolved: unknown woman found frozen in 3” puddle of blood

Graves · Rhode Island

Three women are exhumed under suspicion of being vampires

March 17, 1892 Exeter, Rhode Island The bodies of Mary Eliza, Mary Olive, and Mercy Brown are exhumed under the belief one or multiple of the deceased were vampires At the time of the exhumation, local superstition held consumption (tuberculosis) was not a medical disease but rather a symptom of a vampire. The Brown family’s… Continue reading Three women are exhumed under suspicion of being vampires

Graves · Texas

Sick man dies on man’s lawn, is buried as a Stranger

October 4, 1867 Texas A sick man wanders onto the lawn of J. S. Donaldson and dies before being able to reveal his name Without a name, the man’s family could not be notified to lay his body to rest. It’s likely the community or Donaldson paid to have the stranger buried and to erect… Continue reading Sick man dies on man’s lawn, is buried as a Stranger

England · Graves

Unidentified woman found murdered, grave erected in her memory

August 15, 1821 Bedfordshire, England An unidentified woman is found with her throat sliced The well-dressed woman’s body was found under a tree in Blackgrove Wood, “her throat cut in two places, and otherwise much mangled and bruised” (Jackson’s Oxford Journal. August 25, 1821). An impromptu stretcher was fashioned from a door to bring her… Continue reading Unidentified woman found murdered, grave erected in her memory