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When workers dug up the 'Cheapside Vampire'

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Eldorado

On February 15, 1815, a man was walking along Cheapside in Liverpool city centre at around 6pm when Thomas Cosgrove staggered from his home wearing nothing but a nightcap.

He was grasping his throat, which was bleeding heavily, and begged the passing stranger to take him back inside.

Cosgrove told the man that he had just strangled his wife to death and then cut his own throat.

Two other men that were passing helped the stranger take Cosgrove back into the house where they found his wife dead on the bed.

She was covered in her husband's blood.

Full story at the Liverpool Echo

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31 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

On February 15, 1815, a man was walking along Cheapside in Liverpool city centre at around 6pm when Thomas Cosgrove staggered from his home wearing nothing but a nightcap.

He was grasping his throat, which was bleeding heavily, and begged the passing stranger to take him back inside.

Cosgrove told the man that he had just strangled his wife to death and then cut his own throat.

Two other men that were passing helped the stranger take Cosgrove back into the house where they found his wife dead on the bed.

She was covered in her husband's blood.

Full story at the Liverpool Echo

That's a great story, and yes in those days and earlier superstition did make people believe those with a Christian Burial would return as Vampires. Graves have been found all over Europe where the body of the deceased had been spiked at various location to prevent then from escaping their graves. 

Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the article.:devil:

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