Rhode Island’s Strange Vampire History Is Both Disturbing And Fascinating

Rhode Island is such a peaceful, beautiful place. And if you drove through it today, you’d never know it has a pretty sinister history. In fact, Rhode Island used to be called the Vampire Capital of America. And while those days are thankfully long behind us, they are a dark part of our past.

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For nearly 30 years, between 1870 and 1900, Rhode Island was called the Vampire Capital of America. We don’t know about you, but we prefer its current nickname, the Ocean State, much better.