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    • Spook Light Hill

    • Hills; Canvassing; Light; Ghosts; Homicides; Supernatural;
    • This is Alan Herbert Fordeck and Mickel Alan Fordeck's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Noble County near Kendallville, collected by Sally McCammon. According to legend, a man let a salesman into his home and killed him. Now...
    • Melinda, Vermillion County, Clinton, Indiana

    • Homicides; Light; Knives; Ghosts; Searching; Women;
    • Madeline Bonucchi's transcribed personal account of Melinda's light in the woods near Clinton, Indiana. Melinda was murdered and her spirit is looking for the man who killed her. She carries a knife in one hand and a lantern in the other. According...
    • Melinda, Vermillion County, Clinton, Indiana

    • Homicides; Light; Knives; Ghosts; Searching; Women;
    • Susie Cooper's transcribed interview of Cindy Donham's account of Melinda near Clinton, Indiana. According to Donham, if you go out by the strip pits just south of town, you can see Melinda's light as she looks for the man who murdered her.
    • Licked hand, Sullivan County, Indiana

    • Fugitives from justice; Homicides; Dogs;
    • John Gianotti's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Chadwanna Jukes. In this variant, two girls are sleeping over with one another when they hear a murderer has escaped from a nearby asylum. That night, the murderer...
    • Licked hand, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Homicides; Dogs; Sounds;
    • Jean Ann Cole's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Barbara Betchley. In this variant, a girl staying with her grandparents hears a noise during the night and reaches down to pet her dog for comfort. In the morning,...
    • Licked hand, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Criminals; Homicides;
    • Jane Negangard's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Jayliene Davis. In this variant, a girl discovers the dog she is caring for is dead in the bathroom and finds a note from the killer.
    • Licked hand, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Homicides; Dogs; Criminals;
    • Linda Norris's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Jayliene Davis. In this variant, a girl discovers that her grandparents and dog have been killed by an intruder after believing the dog has been licking her hand.
    • Licked hand, Marion County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Criminals; Homicides;
    • Marsha Tomamichel's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Vicky Tomamichel. In this variant, a girl finds her dog gutted and nailed to a fence post after believing he has spent the night in her room with her.
    • Licked hand, Marion County, Indiana

    • Criminals; Dogs; Homicides;
    • John Peterson's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Vicky Tomamichel. In this variant, a girl discovers her dog has been gutted and killed after believing it spent the night lying by her bed.
    • Licked hand, Clay County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Criminals; Homicides;
    • Donna Martin's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Janine Mullinex. In this variant, a couple discovers their daughter's dog has been violently killed after leaving it to protect her while they are out.
    • Licked hand, Crawford County, Illinois

    • Dogs; Criminals; Homicides;
    • Toni Earleywine's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by herself. In this variant, a man buys a his wife a dog to keep her company because he is sick and dying. After he dies, the dog sleeps near the woman and licks her...
    • Licked hand, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Babysitting; Homicides;
    • Cindy Allen's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Sharon Fryar. In this variant, a girl is babysitting for a couple and is reassured by their dog who licks her hand to let her know everything is okay. After hearing a...
    • Licked hand, Edgar County, Illinois

    • Dogs; Homicides; Criminals;
    • Greg Metcalf's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Gerald Butler. In this variant, a girl returns home late and sleeps on the couch to avoid disturbing her mother. She believes her pet dog has been licking her hand...
    • Licked hand, Brown County, Indiana

    • Fugitives from justice; Dogs; Homicides;
    • Jonathan Stevens's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Christina Tharp. In this variant, a couple leave their daughter at home with her friend and dog while they go out. When they return home, they discover their...
    • Licked hand, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Criminals; Homicides;
    • Wendy Eyler's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Teresa Smith. In this variant, an old lady wakes up in the morning to discover her dog as been violently killed despite the fact that she believes it was with her all...
    • Licked hand, Jay County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Criminals; Homicides;
    • Sarah Marchand's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Sara Croft. In this variant, a woman hears strange noises during the night and lets her dog lick her hand for comfort. In the morning, she discovers that the dog...
    • Amer Green, Carroll County, Indiana

    • Lynchings; Homicides; Family Curses;
    • Sonia Griffey's transcribed interview of Michael Griffey's account of the story of Amer Green. According to Michael Griffey, Amer Green was accused of kidnapping Luella Mabbitt and killing her. There was a search for Green and he was found in...
    • Belle Gunness

    • Serial murderers -- Indiana; Homicides -- Indiana; Women; Dismemberment;
    • Anna Coffey's transcribed interview of Phil Coffey's account of the story of Belle Gunness. Belle Gunness was one of America's first known female serial killers. She married men and killed them for insurance money.
    • 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...

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