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    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Ghosts; Tombs & sepulchral monuments;
    • Mike Richards's transcribed variant of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by Joel Pugh. In this account, Stiffy Green was a dog who accompanied his master on an ice fishing trip. After the man fell into the water, Stiffy tugged him to safety...
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Gypsies, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Joshua Schultz's transcribed interview of R. Michael Dinkel about gypsies. According to Dinkel, some gypsies were killed in West Terre Haute, Indiana, and they are buried in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Gypsies come every summer to have a picnic and...
    • Martin Sheets

    • Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Folklore;Sheets, Martin; Telephones; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • This is an oral interview about Martin Sheets who had a telephone installed in his mausoleum at Highland Lawn Cemetery.

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