1. We had a vampire.
In the late 1700’s, 19-year old Sarah Tillinghast came down with a fever and died several days later. Soon after, her siblings also began to die, one by one of the same fever, each claiming that Sarah’s ghost had visited them the night before becoming ill. Then one night their Mother claimed to be visited by Sarah, and she too came down with the same sickness, dying several days later. When people in the village began getting sick as well, all blaming it on Sarah’s visits, her father decided to take action. He personally dug up Sarah’s grave and found her body hadn’t decomposed even after 18 months of being underground. He cut out her heart with a knife and it is said that her body gushed with blood. He burned the heart, and the strange sickness stopped. As did the Sarah’s visits.