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    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Morris Stewart's transcribed interview of Linda Lanz about Martin Sheets. Sheets was said to have a fear of being buried alive, so there was a phone placed inside his mausoleum in case he woke up.
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Debbie Reynolds' transcribed interview of Mary Louise Reynolds' account of a man who wanted a phone put in his mausoleum. The man had a fear of being buried alive and felt that the phone would allow him to call for help if he woke up.
    • Vanzetti, Bartolomeo 1927-04-15

    • Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921; Pardon;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 04/15/1927. Says that it is a consolation to both him and Nicola Sacco that Theodore Debs is still alive and supporting them. Expresses the hope that Theodore Debs' optimistic attitude will prove right. Informs Theodore...
    • Clark, Genevieve Bennett 1921-09-29

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923; Political prisoners; Pardon;
    • Copy of letter to William Howard Taft, 09/29/1921. Asks that Taft tell her if it is true that he is using his influence to keep Eugene V. Debs in prison. Mentions that when Warren Harding and his wife visited her when she was grieving over the...
    • Odell, Spurgeon 1920-10-03

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Trials, litigation, etc.; Socialism;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 10/3/1920. Assures Eugene V. Debs that he loves him and would do anything for him. Tells Eugene V. Debs that he thinks he will be freed within 40 days. Asks that Eugene V. Debs take care of his health while in prison and...
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Hills; Ghosts; Running; Fear; Supernatural;
    • This is Jason Coleman's typewritten account of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana, collected by Jennifer Bowman. According to Jason, one day he and a friend were walking down Spook Light Road and saw a woman in a...
    • Arches

    • Bridges; Arches; Death; Construction;
    • This is Linda Hutcheson's typewritten account of the arches in Putnam County near Greencastle. According to legend, the workers who built the arches would not work during certain times for fear of attracting death.
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • William E. Kirby, Jr.'s transcribed interview of Adele Heckelsburg's account of Martin Sheets and the phone in his mausoleum. Heckelsburg stated that Martins Sheets had a phone installed in his mausoleum and that he had his dog stuffed and laid in...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Pam Townsend's transcribed account of Martin Sheets and the phone in his mausoleum. Townsend stated that Sheets was buried with a bottle of whiskey and a phone in case he was buried alive. If he woke up, he could call a cab and have a drink while...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Carolyn Sutliff's transcribed interview of Myrtle Sanders about Martin Sheets. Myrtle Sanders states that there is a pipe sticking out of a grave in Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute, Indiana. She said there was a man who was afraid of being...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Bob Milliron's transcribed interview of Vickie Gilbert's account of the telephone in the mausoleum. Vickie Gilbert said that a man from West Terre Haute, Indiana believed that someday he would come back to life and wanted a phone in his mausoleum...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Robert Schwindt's transcribed interview of Gloria Walter's account of a mausoleum in Terre Haute, Indiana that has a telephone inside it. The person inside has a telephone because they strongly believed in reincarnation. The phone was installed so...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Ronald Mullen's transcribed account about a man who requested a phone be put in his mausoleum. The man wanted the phone in case he came back to life and needed to call someone to come get him.
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Mary Anne Pierce's transcribed interview of Marsee A. Cox's account of Martin Sheets' phone in the mausoleum. Cox said that Sheets was an eccentric who wanted a phone in his mausoleum. According to Cox, the phone was removed after too many people...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Jeff English's transcribed interview of Mrs. Rowe's account of a phone in a mausoleum. According to Mrs. Rowe, the phone was in a mausoleum in Calvary Cemetery in Terre Haute, Indiana. The phone was installed because a woman wanted to be able to go...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Bill Ringo's transcribed interview of Mrs. Chasteen's account of Martin Sheets and the phone in his mausoleum. According to Mrs. Chasteen, Martin Sheets wanted a phone in the mausoleum should he get a chance at a second life. Sheets didn't want to...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Charles Baldwin's transcribed interview of an anonymous 76 year-old male. This account states that Sheets wanted to be buried with a phone and a bottle of whiskey. The phone was to call in case he woke up, and the whiskey was so he could have a...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Bill Ringo's transcribed interview of William Ridge's account of Martin Sheets' request to have a phone and whiskey put inside his mausoleum with him after death. William Ridge said that Martin Sheets believed that some people were chosen for a...
    • 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...
    • Cadaver arm, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Practical jokes; Fear; Arms (Anatomy);
    • Marcia Mankin's transcribed variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Janice Kirby. In this account, a woman is scared so badly when her sister plays a prank on her using a cadaver's arm that she begins to age from shock and fright.

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