Subhanallah this bro in north London just passed away after being run over, he was helping his mother and Allah took his life. What an amazing way to be taken helping your mother. May Allah bless him and give him jannah and forgive his sins and make his grave a place of peace. Please make dua for the brother.
In the 19th century, consumption was thought to be caused by the deceased draining the life from living family members, the deceased were believed to be vampires. The massive outbreak of consumption (tuberculosis) caused the New England Vampire Panic. A panic that had a multitude of victims many of which were already deceased.
In the late 1800′s, the Brown Family became infamous as a focal point of the Vampire Panic. In December of 1883, Mary Eliza Brown died after a series of consumption infections. A few years later, Mary Olive, the eldest Brown daughter succumb to consumption, Edwin came down with an infection shortly after prompting him and his father to go west for fair weather. Mercy Lena Brown died from galloping consumption in the winter of 1892. Her body could not be buried because of the frigid temperatures so it was stored in a mausoleum until the ground thawed.
Two months after Mercy’s death, Edwin still struggled with symptoms of consumption leading the townspeople of Exeter, Rhode Island to believe one of the deceased family members was a vampire. All the bodies were examined and mercy’s was found to have signs of life: flushed cheeks, hair and nail growth, and movement in her casket. These were the signs that confirmed the townspeople’s worst fear, Mercy Brown was a vampire. Her heart was removed, burned and mixed with water to make a solution, of which her brother Edwin would later consume as a cure.
Unfortunately the sad fate of Mercy Brown was not a singular event. Many families exhumed loved ones and in the desperate search for a cure desecrated the bodies of family members.
The last known instance of residents of Rhode Island exhuming a body to perform a bizarre ritual in an attempt to kill a vampire took place in 1892. Tuberculosis struck the family of George and Mary Brown from Exeter, Rhode Island. It was believed that this was caused by the undead so they, along with the townsfolk, decided to exhume the bodies of two family members who had already died from the disease. These family members showed regular decomposition and were then re-buried. Next, they exhumed the body of their 19-year-old daughter, Mercy; she showed absolutely no signs of decomposition. The family took this as a sign that Mercy was undead and that she was a vampire. They removed her heart, burnt it, and then mixed the ashes with water for her brother, Edwin, who was sick, to drink. It was believed that if the sick victim were to consume the heart of a vampire then they would be cured. Non-surprisingly, Edwin died two months later. Mercy’s grave stands in Chestnutt Hill Cemetery.