The interesting thing about these American vampires is the fact that members of their community, and in some cases even their own family members, were concerned enough about the possibility of vampires that they were willing to open a person's grave and desecrate their body in order to set their minds at ease. If you ask yourself what it would take for you to do that to one of your own family members, it gives you some small idea of how truly freaked out these people must have been by the events happening around them. Faced with the possibility that death (in the form of consumption) might come for them next, they sought to take control of the situation in the only way that they knew how, even though it was gruesome and ultimately futile.
Hello again friends, I have returned! I took what was intended to be a short break from blogging while I finished up funeral school because I am nothing if not an academic overachiever, so I spent the last month of my program studying furiously for finals, and researching and writing a paper, on top of working full… Continue reading It’s been a while, but I’m back from my accidental vacation!