The Cottingley Fairies

In the village of Cottingley, England, in the closing days of World War I, a nine-year-old girl got into trouble for playing in a stream and getting her clothes dirty. Her response, and that of her older cousin and accomplice, would be one of the most long-lasting hoaxes ever perpetrated on the world. Young Frances…

New England’s Last Vampire

When we imagine vampire hunts, remote Eastern European villages typically come to mind. But late 19th century America was not immune to this phenomenon. The town of Exeter in Rhode Island believed itself to be under attack from a vampire and actually took steps to rid themselves of the menace. Their methods were nothing short…