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Rhode Island's Vampire Grave

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posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 02:24 PM
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Has anyone here ever heard of Mercy Brown, the 'vampire' of Rhode Island? If so, have you heard of the urban legend surrounding her grave in Chestnut Hill cemetary in Exeter, RI? First, here are a couple of links to the history of Mercy Brown. If you're still interested after that, below I'll briefly go over the legend surrounding it and my first-hand experiences on the subject. First, the links:

Mercy Brown, the Rhode Island Vampire
Grave of Mercy L. Brown

So here is the basic word-of-mouth legend that is popular among teenagers in RI. First, obviously, you visit the grave, which is down a very long, windy road through mostly woods. Upon leaving the cemetary and making your way back up the road, an apparition of Mercy Brown will appear either directly in front of your vehicle or in front of the driver or passenger windows. There are supplementary events that are said to happen as well, such as spontaneous bleeding from the arms and car headlights that suddenly appear behind you and follow until you reach the main road again, but with no car behind said headlights.

I heard this legend many times as a teenager in high school (I am 24 now), but never went myself; it simply didn't interest me. I did, however, speak to other people who visited the site, and both people, who went on separate occasions, confirmed the appearance of the apparition. One of them confirmed random bleeding on her arm. Please keep in mind that these statements were coming not from me, but from young teenagers in a very boring town.

Last week, an old friend of mine from NYC came to my home to visit for a few days. He had heard about the Mercy Brown story from a 'cheesy ghost show on the Travel Channel.' Having a few hours to kill before our plans that evening, we decided to go put the urban legend to the test ourselves, and departed for the site just after sunset (around 6ish).

About 15 minutes later, I find myself standing in the middle of Chestnut Hill Cemetary (from where I live in Rhode Island, I can get to just about anywhere in the state in under 20 minutes). Using the weakest flashlights imaginable, we located the headstone of Mercy Brown. To our utter surprise, it looked EXACTLY like it does in the pictures (sarcasm). Unimpressed, we left shortly thereafter to get to the good stuff: the drive back.

We traversed the long, rough, dark road in its entirety. Know what we experienced? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! We turned around, drove back to the cemetary, and again drove the length of the long, rough, dark road. This time, you guessed it, nothing happened. We tried one last time before jumping back onto Route 4 to go home. This last try was especially frightening. About half-way up the road, I looked at my friend and saw his head lean back and touch the headrest of the seat. His eyes closed and his mouth opened, then his head suddenly jerked in my direction so his face was about a foot away from the right side of my own...and he sneezed. Right in my face. 10 seconds later he repeated the action, again purposely sneezing directly in my face. The end.

I honestly never expected anything to happen as I give no credibility to any urban legends surrounding this particular site. I believe that anyone who claims to have had an experience at this location typical of what was described above was simply either trying too hard to scare themselves or wanting to see something too much. In my mind, case closed.

If anyone would like to dig up information on a supposedly paranormal location in Rhode Island, I'll gladly entertain the idea of visiting the place with a video camera, as long as no trespassing is involved. Last year I was nearly arrested for exploring another supposedly haunted place in RI known as the 'Ladd School.' Needless to say I'd like to avoid that, but I'm open to suggestions!




posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 03:11 PM
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you let your friend sneeze in your face twice?

you'll catch AIDS doing that #.



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 03:19 PM
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The first one caught me off guard. The second didn't especially matter; I'd already been sneezed on once, how much worse could it have gotten?



posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 05:15 PM
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Interesting, But more interesting reading your thoughts


To me it seems that you Do believe but also fear believing in a odd event,

What interests me is what you say about your friend leaning back and then sneezing on you,

(Before i continue.. its OK here to say what you really thing, )

Do you think that something kinda odd happened with your friend?
what did he say after doing it? was he shocked that he had sneezed in your face 2 times?

Its odd for sure, just makes me wonder if there's a little more to this but you are almost a little afraid to dig deeper.

Again interesting topic, i would love to here more on what you feel



posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by asala
What interests me is what you say about your friend leaning back and then sneezing on you,

(Before i continue.. its OK here to say what you really thing, )

Do you think that something kinda odd happened with your friend?
what did he say after doing it? was he shocked that he had sneezed in your face 2 times?



He says the friend sneezed on him purposely.



posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 05:28 PM
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He says the friend sneezed on him purposely


Yep missed that bit, But still its a odd thing to do and also i think there's something more to it as he brought it up in the events of what happened,




posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 08:47 PM
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Well to be honest, the reason I mentioned the sneezing was in an attempt to liven up an otherwise boring story as in my mind this was the most exciting thing that happened
This particular friend has purposely sneezed on me at least two other times that I can remember in the 10 years I've known him. His reaction after this most recent salivic attack was histerical laughter in response to my utter disgust. Also, in an unrelated incident, he vomited in my favorite Boston Celtics winter hat after entirely too many Long Islands later that night. Don't worry, I found it funny and yes, we are idiots


Asala, as for your other inquiries, yes it is absolutely possible that I'm 'afraid to dig deeper.' I would best describe myself as a 'very curious skeptic.' I'm a see it to believe kind of guy who loves going out of his way to see it. Like I mentioned, I illegally visited another supposedly haunted location in the Ladd School. I really wanted something eventful to happen, but unfortunately I saw nothing of particular interest. I even went so far as to lay down in one of those big drawers in the morgue and instructed my friends to go explore elsewhere. After about 20 minutes of lying there and psyching myself out, I gave up. Definitely creepy though. Unfortunately a police officer saw my vehicle on the property and escorted us out with a very firm warning (tresspassing and vandalism is apparantly a big problem at this site, although we certainly weren't there to do any harm).

Honestly, yes I am somewhat afraid of something paranormal happening to me. That doesn't, however, mean that I don't want something paranormal to happen to me; in fact, I'd love to get it over with so I could stop being so skeptical. That's why I'm encouraging suggestions of other places in my vicinity to check out, so definitely let me know if you come up with anything
Thanks for the comments!



posted on May, 26 2008 @ 08:38 PM
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the legend you were told is not true. If you want the whole story let me know and i will gladly give it to you. I no longer live in rhode island but let me tell you I have experienced many thing at this place. ans as for the phantom headlight that is another legend that belongs to vampires grave which is in West greenwich off of plain meeting house rd. If you want more info contact me. dragonlover3176@yahoo.com



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