NO! NONONO! This is ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE. First of all, Victorians would not have known what a modern zombie is. Zombies as we know them today were invented by George Romero. Vampires wouldn't have been feared because they were largely an Eastern European folktale until Dracula was published in 1897 (the very end of the Victorian era). Victorians would have feared grave robbers most of all. These were used to keep HUMANS from getting IN, not the UNDEAD from getting OUT.
Was North America once inhabited by a race of giants? According to an old legend supported by several challenging archaeological finds, it is possible. Many Native American tribes tell stories about the long-forgotten existence of a race of humans that were much taller and stronger than ordinary men
Plague Masks. During the period of the Black Death and the Great Plague of London, plague doctors visited victims of the plague to verify whether they have been afflicted or not. The beak was stuffed with spices or herbs to "purify" the air that the doctor breathed. It has been questioned how much this costume was actually worn; the greater part of doctors fled the cities in the early stages of the plague. Source: http://www.facebook.com/ICannotGotoBed