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Old 10-06-2012, 09:19   #7
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Originally Posted by Ironbar View Post

That show is strictly for the tin foil hat crowd.
You do know of the vampire issues in New England right? There are dozens of cases of people who died of consumption who were dug up by their families to ensure they were dead.

In many cases their mouths were filled with garlic, leg bones removed and placed cross their chests and sometimes heads removed in an old world tradition of dealing with the undead.

It goes along nicely with the vanishing towns of New England. The place is truly rural, especially in the 1700s as time went on and industry took root people moved from towns...sometimes leaving plates on tables as if for a dinner.

In both cases there are reasons these things happened. But this is the type of thing that Art was a magician at spinning into a night of entertainment.

When he was big back in the late 90s and early 2000s I was working a night shift as a rural deputy. He passed a lot of time for us...the guy is a legend.
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