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    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Thomas Kramer's transcribed interview of Mrs. Sargent about a person who went insane after the death of her child. According to Sargent, a woman near South Lake would light lights for her daughter every night after her daughter's death.
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed personal account of a woman who went insane after the death of her child. According to Riner, the woman went crazy after her baby died and has chased her husband around with an axe. She also tries to dig up her baby's grave.
    • Ed Gein

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Serial murderers; Death; Dismemberment; Cannibalism; Grave robbing; Necrophilia;
    • Barbara Birchfield's transcribed interview of Mary Tudor about Ed Gein. According to Tudor, there was a man in Wisconsin who killed women and made lampshades out of their skin. When he was caught, they found a human heart boiling on the stove.
    • Ed Gein

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Serial murderers; Death; Dismemberment; Cannibalism; Grave robbing; Necrophilia;
    • John Coleman's transcribed interview of Kathie Buhr about Ed Gein. According to Buhr, there was a man who was butchering women and selling their meat to other people.
    • Ed Gein

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Serial murderers; Death; Dismemberment; Cannibalism; Grave robbing; Necrophilia;
    • Austin Wathen's transcribed interview of Phil. According to Phil, Ed Gein lived in Wisconsin and used to dig up fresh graves. He dug up the graves so he could eat the hearts and livers from the bodies. Phil also told some jokes about Ed Gein.
    • Ed Gein

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Serial murderers; Death; Dismemberment; Cannibalism; Grave robbing; Necrophilia;
    • Bob Wilberg's transcribed personal account of the story of Ed Gein. According to Wilberg, Ed Gein lived in Plainfeild, Wisconsin, and dug up bodies from several graves. Gein also killed a woman and hung her in his shed just like a deer. Wilberg...
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Dorothy Goldschmidt's transcribed interview of Mrs. John Goldschmidt about a person who went insane following the death of her child. According to Goldschmidt, a woman killed her youngest baby because it was crying. She was never very sane, but it...
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • DeVaughn Stone's transcribed personal account of a woman who went crazy after the death of her son. According to Stone, the woman goes onto the roof of her garage to pray for her dead son.
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Devon Scobee's transcribed interview of Lanni Clifford about a person who went insane after the death of her child. According to Clifford, a woman's husband died and then her son served in World War II. She got notification of her son's death and...
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed personal account of a lady who went crazy after the death of her child. According to Riner, the woman's baby pulled a pot of boiling water on top of itself and died from the burns. The woman blames herself for the accident...
    • Berger, Victor, 1913-06-06

    • Miners' strikes; West Virginia Mine Wars, W. Va., 1897-1921;
    • Report to the National Committee of the Socialist Party, signed by Berger, Adolph Germer, and Eugene V. Debs, 6/6/1913. Says that they went to Charleston, West Virginia to investigate the strike situation in West Virginia pursuant to the request of...
    • Max Lynch

    • Legends; People; Religion; Religious groups; Freedom of religion; Religious meetings; Religious processions; Indiana State University; Indiana State Laboratory High School (Terre Haute, Ind.);
    • L. Joseph Stivers transcribed interview of Ron Williams about Brother Max Lynch. Williams and Lynch had an exchange in which Williams answered a question with a different answer than Lynch wanted. Since Lynch made him look bad, Williams went to...
    • Belle Gunness

    • Serial murderers -- Indiana; Homicides -- Indiana; Women; Dismemberment; Nightmares;
    • Jennifer Munson's transcribed interview of Shirley Robinson's account of her mother's experience in the house of Belle Gunness. Shirley Robinson's mother went to Belle Gunness' house after it burned and experienced nightmares for quite a while...
    • Hatchetman's cemetery

    • Legends; People; Cemeteries; Ghosts; Axes; Homicides;
    • Raychel Tindall's transcribed interview of Jared Parsons about Hatchetman's Cemetery in Marshall, Illinois. According to Parsons, there was once a man who lived on Macke Road across from the Macke Cemetery. The man went insane and killed his wife...

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