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    • Dillinger

    • Robberies; Criminals; Dillinger, John, 1903-1934;
    • Typescript of oral history interview with Judy M. Witherspoon concerning her grandmother being the midwife for John Dillinger's birth.
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Bridges; Infants; Crying; Supernatural;
    • This is Jamie Holmes's typewritten variant of the legend of Crybaby Bridge on State Road 39, collected by Mary Jo Hatcher. According to legend, a woman killed her baby and herself because she could not take manage the work. Now one can hear them...
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Infants; Bridges; Crying; Supernatural;
    • This is Becky Doolittle's typewritten variant of the legend of Crybaby Bridge in Knox County near Vincennes Indiana collected by Lina Hackney. According to legend, a baby was lost in the water below the bridge. Now one can hear the baby crying at...
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Bridges; Infants; Crying; Supernatural;
    • This is Angie Moore's typewritten variant of the legend of Crybaby Bridge in Fountain County near Veedersburg. According to legend, a mother lost her baby and one can hear her weeping at night.
    • Blue hole

    • Lakes; Accidents; Light; Water; Supernatural;
    • This is a typewritten account of the legend of the Vigo County Blue Hole as told by Sandra Livingston. The legend tells of how a school bus full of students slid into the Blue Hole after slipping on an ice patch. There is also a second legend about...
    • Faceless nun

    • Nuns -- Indiana --Legends; Sisters of Providence (Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.); Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College;
    • This is a typescript of an oral history interview with Barbara Carney about the Faceless Nun at St. Mary-of-the-Woods college in Indiana.
    • Martin Sheets

    • Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Folklore;Sheets, Martin; Telephones; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • This is a oral history interview with Barbara Carney about Martin Sheets, a Terre Haute resident who feared being buried alive.
    • Blue hole

    • Lakes; Ghosts; Water; Supernatural;
    • Sandra Livingston tells a second tale of the Vigo County Blue Hole in this typewritten account. In this story the ghosts of boys who drowned in the Blue Hole haunt the area and will chase away interlopers.
    • Oral history interview Dennis Schmidt

    • Special Olympics Indiana;
    • Oral history interview of Dennis Schmidt. Dennis is the retired executive director of the Special Olympics Indiana. He is asked to answer the following questions: "What was the Special Olympics Indiana program like (in terms of size, even variety,...
    • Face in the wall

    • Legends; Terre Haute (Ind.); Death; Faces; Automobile racing; Automobile driving; Automobiles; Fruitridge Avenue (Terre Haute, Ind.); Hulman Street (Terre Haute, Ind.);
    • Mark Marshall's transcribed interview of Barbara Carney about the Face in the Wall in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Carney, the face on the wall is a result of a car accident. Also, if someone touches the face, they are supposed to die within...
    • Ouija Board, Yorktown, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Malissa Johnson's transcribed interview of Ted Johnson about an experience with an Ouija Borad. According to Johnson, when he and friends asked for proof that a spirit was in the room the lights flickered and a pinball machine started playing by...

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