August 2, 1923. Former VP Hannibal Hamlin, who served under Lincoln and died in 1891, is moved from his resting place in a Bangor, Maine, cemetery to an ancient Indian burial ground, for some reason. He instantly zombifies and starts attacking the townspeople before retreating into seclusion. Some people think that entire region of Maine is haunted, and there may be big bucks there for the storyteller who can put some of the grisly tales on paper. [Link]I can't confirm this story, but when I was a kid in Oxford County (in the next town over from Hamlin's hometown of Paris) I did hear one story about the Vice President. When he was an infant, he became ill and the local Abenaki healer, Mollyockett, was called in to consult. She administered a native remedy that saved the boy's life, giving him the chance to grow up and become zombified.
Mollyockett was not a woman you'd want to cross. While passing by Snow's Falls in Paris during a storm, she stopped at a house there and asked for shelter. When she was refused, she laid a curse on the dwelling. The location has been cursed ever since, and even within my memory has been plagued by flood, fire and failure. The businesses that try to set up shop there are doomed to fail, but the current occupants have evidently embraced the site's history. If anyone cares to take the risk, it's situated on Route 26 in West Paris, just above the Snow Falls rest area.