Erie Cemetary, Erie, PA
I can vouch that the Vampire Cyrpt does exist. For years I have heard the stories about the Vampire Crypt in the Erie Cemetary and finally I had the opportunity to tour the Erie Cemetary with the Erie Cemetary Lady and see the Vampire Crypt for myself.
The Erie Cemetary incorporated in 1849 has many lavish mausoleums but the Vampire Crypt stands out because it is fairly sparse. The name of the crypt is missing but over the door is an ornate symbol that many claim is a 'V' hence the name 'Vampire Crypt'.
Per Caroline's presentation a young high school student who lived near the cemetary visited the cemetary very, very early one morning. With his tools he was able to break the lock on the crypt. Despite the awful smell he went inside and to his surprise found a body lying on ledge.
A brillant ring on the corpse caught his eye so he quickly removed the ring & placed it on his own finger.
The sun was beginning to come up so he left quickly. On his way home he stopped at a friend's house to tell him that he had been to the Vampire Crypt & would tell him more on the way to school.
Long story shortened: He never went to school that day. He was found dead on his bed. He died of a heart attack; his finger had been severed & the ring was gone. This is just one of the many legends about the Vampire Crypt in Erie Cemetary.
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Tours presented by Caroline Reichel in cooperation with Erie Cemetary Association. Caroline is an avid genealogist and local historian. She can be reached via email@example.com or 814-868-4423. Tours conducted twice monthly May-October.