The Discovery, Investigation, and Identification of the Colonial Vampire
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1459 , Segment 1
Episode: Witches, Day of the Dead, Halloween Candy
- Oct 30, 2020 8:00 pm
- 18:28 mins
Guest: Nicholas Bellantoni, Emeritus State Archaeologist, Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, Adjunct Associate Research Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut In the 1800s, people in New England were so afraid of vampires they would dig up the graves of family members to protect themselves from the undead. University of Connecticut archaeologist Nicholas Bellantoni found one of these corpses in 1990, but only succeeded in identifying it last October. (Originally aired Oct. 31, 2019).