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    • Walkers, Lancaster, Ohio

    • Legends; People; Walking; Running;
    • Deborah Bates' transcribed personal account of a walker in Lancaster, Ohio. According to Bates, there was an older man who wore old clothes and pushed a small cart through alleys while jogging. He "half-trotted" everywhere he went.
    • Walkers, Frankfort, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Walking; Running;
    • Deborah Bates' transcribed personal account of a walker in Frankfort, Indiana. According to Bates, Sonny King lived in Frankfort, Indiana, and he always walked along the highways picking up trash and pop bottles.
    • Bloody Mary, Marshall County, Iowa

    • Witches; Mirrors; Rites & ceremonies;
    • Deborah Laverty's transcribed variant of the Bloody Mary urban legend as collected by herself. Laverty describes the story of Mary Worth, a witch who was supposedly burned at the stake. She goes on to describe the ritual one goes through in order...
    • 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.
    • Wolf woman, Jefferson County, Indiana

    • Cats; Dogs; Pets; Pigeons; Animals;
    • Deborah Jane Magill's transcribed interview of Marth Ann Werner's account of The Wolf Woman in Jefferson County, Indiana. According to Werner, there was an old woman who lived as a hermit after the death of her husband. She took care of the...
    • Tarp man of Sullivan County

    • Suicides; Hermits; Fire;
    • Deborah Bates' transcribed interview of Ules and Cora Slinker about the Tarp Man of Sullivan County. Ules and Cora state that the man lived far from the road and was isolated. He liked the isolation, and when he found out that they were building a...
    • Bigfoot, Pike County, Indiana

    • Monsters;animals
    • This transcribed account by Mrs. Cora Slinker as recorded by Deborah Bates tells of a tall, large-footed monster that lived in the state forest of Pike County. The monster is glimpsed by people and dogs, but is never actually found.
    • Cats

    • Cats; Superstitions; Dead persons;
    • Deborah Bates collected a personal experience narrative from Cora Slinker, regarding cats as relating to corpses.
    • Cats

    • Cats; Superstitions; Bathing;
    • Nancy Jo Leyes collected a folk belief from Deborah Schneider regarding the meanings of cats bathing themselves.
    • House of blue lights

    • Houses; Housing; Light; Supernatural; Ghosts;
    • Lucy Winter collected a legend from Deborah Brown regarding the happenings at the house of blue lights located in the Northeast part of Indianapolis.
    • 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 John Newlin about the Faceless Nun at St. Mary-of-the-Woods college in Indiana.
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Chains; Chapels; Graves; Supernatural;
    • This is a typewritten account of Elizabeth Ann Kemple's variant of the Bonds Chapel legend. According to legend, a slave was buried in the Bonds Chapel graveyard after his master killed him with a chain. She also lists the location of Bonds Chapel...

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