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    • Plummer's Creek

    • Streams; Drowning; Drowning victims; Fires; Pianos; Accidents;
    • Cheryl Bickel wrote an article in the community affairs file of the Vigo County Library pertaining to the legend of Plummer's Creek in which a young women disappeared after he hair caught on fire and was never found.
    • Johnny Appleseed

    • Celebrities; Legends; Folk Heroes; People associated with agriculture;
    • Cheryl Hastings transcribed interview of Paul Huey about Johnny Appleseed. Huey claimed that he was related to Johnny Appelseed.
    • Newspaper man of Evansville

    • Legends; People; Automobiles; Death of spouse; Newspapers;
    • Cheryl Ashworth's transcribed interview of David Raleigh's account of the Newspaper Man of Evansville, Indiana. According to Raleigh, the man's wife died in a car, so the Newspaper Man sits in his car nightly to keep her company. When cars pass...
    • Joseph Benti

    • Celebrities; Journalism; Television news anchors;
    • Cheryl Stryker's transcribed interview of Jane Myers Long about Joseph Benti. Jane Myers Long said that her parents witnessed Benti knock out former Mayor Tucker because the mayor was drunk and kept touching Benti's wife.
    • 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,...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Cheryl Stryker's transcribed interview of Helen Dubbs' account of the phone in Martin Sheets' mausoleum. Martin Sheets had a telephone installed in his mausoleum because he was afraid he would be buried alive, and when he woke up no one would come...
    • Misers in Mt. Vernon, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Misers; Miserliness;
    • Cheryl Ashworth's transcribed interview of Dorothy Ashworth about a miser in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. According to Ashworth, there is an old bus in the dump in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. The man who lives in the bus was asked to fill out a tax form once and...
    • 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.);
    • Cheryl Ashworth's transcribed interview of Sherry Boatman about the Face in the Wall in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Boatman, a man bought his son a new car for his birthday, and as the son was pulling out of the driveway he was killed. The...
    • Boyfriend's death, Posey County, Indiana

    • Hangings; Ants; Vehicles;
    • A transcribed variant of The Boyfriend's Death urban legend as collected by Cheryl Ashworth from an anonymous informant. In this account, a woman discovers her boyfriend has been killed and eaten by a desert creature after they park on the edge of...
    • Rape legend, Boonville, Indiana

    • Legends; Crimes; Criminals; Rapes; Sexual harassment; Sex;
    • Cheryl McKinney's transcribed interview of Penny Price about a rape legend from Boonville, Indiana. According to Price, a man kidnapped a young girl and took her to a cabin near a lake. He raped her and over a period of time began cutting her into...
    • Vanishing hitchhiker, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Hitchhiking; Dance; Ghosts;
    • Cheryl Rooney's transcribed variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by Don Terrell. In this account, a man meets a woman at a dance and asks to take her home at the end of the night. She agrees, but when they get to her house,...
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Universities & colleges; Ghosts; Supernatural; Dormitories;
    • Jennifer Breeze's transcribed account of a ghost who supposedly haunts Pickerl Hall at Indiana State University as collected by Cheryl Ashworth. Breeze describes her roommate, who had a supernatural experience with the ghost, and goes to say that...
    • Haunted asylums and sanitariums

    • Abandoned buildings; Abandoned children; Homicides; Orphans -- Indiana Territory; Orphanages;
    • Kathleen Mitchel collected a legend from Cheryl Halter pertaining to an abandoned orphanage near Vincennes, Indiana in which the children were murdered.
    • Haunted tunnels

    • Railroads; Tunnels;
    • Cheryl Miller collected a legend from Dave Brooke pertaining to a man who had his head chopped off by an unscheduled train at Tunnelton Tunnel in Tunnelton, Indiana.

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