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    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Ellen Guckien's transcribed interview of Wayne Demkowicz about Martin Piniak. Demkowicz tells three different accounts of Piniak. In one account, Piniak lost his money in the stock market crash and went to live under a bridge. In the second...
    • Animal eater, Mt. Vernon, Indiana

    • Eating & drinking; Cats; Dogs; Pets; Eccentrics;
    • Cheryl Ashworth's transcribed interview of Dorothy Ashworth's account of an animal eater in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. According to Ashworth, there used to be an old couple who ate any animal that lived with them. They had pigs, cows, dogs, and cats,...
    • Animal eater, Paoli, Indiana

    • Eating & drinking; Cats; Dogs; Pets; Eccentrics;
    • Barbara Bgham's transcribed interview of Doris Chastain's account of an animal eater in Paoli, Indiana. According to Chastain, a woman in Paoli, Indiana, named Mrs. Shetland, lived near the city dog pound and served dogs and cats to dinner guests.
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Infants; Bridges; Crying; Supernatural;
    • This is Kira Frazee's typewritten account of the legend crybaby bridge in Shelby County near Shelbyville Indiana, collected by Rachel Shanks. According to her account, she was at the bridge when she heard the crying of a baby.
    • Disappearance of Billy Martin

    • Kidnappings; Missing Children; Disappearances; Brazil (Ind.); Carnival;
    • D.B. Chase's transcribed interview of Darla Parkins' account of Billy Martin's disappearance. Parkins stated that most people believed that Martin was kidnapped by the carnival workers or that he was drowned. Also in this account, Lorraine Evans is...
    • Newspaper man of Evansville

    • Legends; People; Automobiles; Death of spouse; Newspapers;
    • Jacque Burbank's transcribed interview of Harry W. Burbank's account of the Newspaper Man of Evansville, Indiana. According to Burbank, the Newspaper Man's wife died in an accident in his car, so he sits in it nightly to keep her company. If cars...
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Morris Stewart's transcribed interview of Les Freiberger's account of Martin Piniak. This account says that there is a hermit living under a bridge in East Chicago, Indiana, and her lives there becasue his wife died.
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Jerry Novack's transcribed interview of Andy Vrabel's account of Martin Piniak. This account states that there is a man who lives under a bridge in East Chicago, Indiana. This man was once very rich and was engaged to a wealthy girl in town. The...
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Linda Kiraly's transcribed interview of Robert Wood Komara's account of Martin Piniak. This account states that Piniak sold all of his possessions and began living as a hermit after the death of his sweetheart. She was killed in a car accident, and...
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Betsy Frye's transcribed interview of John Wohaldo's secodn account of Martin Piniak. In this account, it is said that Piniak lives uinder a bridge because he blames himself for the death of his wife.
    • Animal eater, Jasonville, Indiana

    • Eating & drinking; Cats; Dogs; Pets; Eccentrics;
    • Deborah Beauchamp's transcribed interview of Pat Douglas about an animal eater in Jasonville, Indiana. According to Douglas, there is an old woman who catches stray dogs and starves them todeath before eating them.
    • Animal eater, Pleasantville, Indiana

    • Eating & drinking; Cats; Dogs; Pets; Eccentrics;
    • LeAnne Daniels' transcribed interview of a 75 year-old man about an animal eater in Pleasantville, Indiana. The animal eater's name was Os Graham and he was formerly known as the Wild Man of Borneo in a circus. When in the circus, he would eat live...
    • Animal eater, Brazil, Indiana

    • Eating & drinking; Cats; Dogs; Pets; Eccentrics;
    • Kaylynn Robert's transcribed interview of Ann E. Roberts, Alice Ann Roberts, and Jim Roberts about an animal eater named Goo Black. According to the three informants, Goo Black was an eccentric character. One said he ate garbage, and another...
    • Pigeon lady -- Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Cats; Dogs; Pets; Pigeons; Animals;
    • Mike Short's transcribed interview of Mike Harring's account of the Pigeon lady in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Harring, the Pigeon Lady lived in Terre Town subdivision in Terre Haute, Indiana, and had hundreds of pigeons. In addition to her...
    • Animal lover, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Cats; Dogs; Pets; Pigeons; Animals;
    • Eric Nance's transcribed interview of Brian Schoppel's account of an animal lover in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Schoppel, there was a very rich man who lived in a shack with several dogs. When the old man disappeared, the srerrif came to...

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