To many, the vampire seems more a creation of fiction than fact. But for New Englanders in the 1700s vampires became all too real as families were turned upside down by a vampire scare that lasted more than a century. Bodies of those suspected of vampirism were exhumed and ancient curse-breaking rituals were performed on them. Was there any basis for their vampire fears? MonsterQuest uses the latest technology to analyze historic evidence of New England's vampires, and uses medial science to investigate those who believe themselves to be vampires today. Is there a common element between the suspected vampires of America's past and present? And are any of them real?