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    • Ouija Board, Muncie, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • John Kelly's transcribed interview of Virginia Kelly about her experience with an Ouija Board. According to Kelly, an Ouija Board told her that her husband was on Iwo Jima during World War Two before anyone had been notified of that.
    • Folk doctors, Dr. Paul

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • Steve Shepard's transcribed interview of Nora Kelly about Dr. Paul. According to Kelly, Dr. Paul was a female doctor in New Hampshire. She took great care of all of the babies in town and would take boys to get hair cuts when they were big enough...
    • Misers in Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Misers; Miserliness;
    • Barbara Parker's transcribed interview of Mike Kelly about a miser named Shellshock in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Kelly, Shellshock walks around downtown Terre Haute, Indiana, and looks homeless. He was rich before he went ot war and when...
    • Tuell, Sudie P. 1916-01-26

    • Judicial proceedings;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 01/26/1916. Asks that Theodore Debs go to the Vigo County Court House and find out the date of John Sparks' divorce from Melissa Sparks. Says that she has made numerous requests for this piece of information but no one has...
    • Gordon, Alex E. 1916-12-18

    • Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen; Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen's Magazine;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs on Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen letterhead, 12/8/16. Tells Eugene V. Debs that of the original members of Vigo Lodge 16, composed of M. Ganey, D. W. Daley, J. D. White, W. C. Davis, David Gould, Andrew...
    • Kelly, James J. 1920-12-20

    • Amnesty; Christmas; Pardon; Political prisoners; Prisons; Prison sentences; Salutations;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 12/20/20. Says that he is writing to send Eugene V. Debs Christmas greetings on behalf of he and his wife. Writes that even though Eugene V. Debs is in prison that his "conscience is clear of any crime" and that his "sould...
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Hills; Light; Ghosts; Decapitations; lanterns; Searching; Supernatural;
    • This is Ryan Drummy's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana, collected James R. Kelly. According to legend, a girl was killed and decapitated. Although her body was found, her head never was. Her...
    • Gypsies, Marshall, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Kelly Grooms's transcribed interview of Tina Sanders about gypsies in Marshall, Illinois. According to Sanders, the gypsy queen is buried in Marshall, Illinois, and now the city is protected from tornados.
    • Hatchetman's cemetery

    • Legends; People; Cemeteries; Ghosts; Axes; Homicides;
    • Kelly Groom's transcribed interview of Tina Sanders about Hatchetman's Cemetery in Marshall, Illinois. According to Sanders, the Hatchetman guards the cemetery at night with a hatchet.
    • Ouija Board, Indianapolis, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Kelly Bridgewater's transcribed interview of Lynn Sweet about her experience with an Ouija Board. According to Sweet, she and a group of friends were contacted by the devil through an Ouija Board. The experience scared her and she never used an...
    • Outlaw legend, Hobart, Australia

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • Malcolm Randolph's transcribed interview of Professor R.B. Hugenhan about an outlaw story from Australia. According to Hugenhan, Ned Kelly was a bushranger. He shot several troopers and was said to have worn an iron breast plate to stop bullets....
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Ghosts; Tombs & sepulchral monuments;
    • Jay Etling's transcribed variant of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by James R. Kelly. According to this variant, Stiffy was a dog who died of heartbreak shortly after his master's death. He was then stuffed and placed in his master's...
    • 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 Kelly Ann Backus about the Faceless Nun at St. Mary-of-the-Woods college in Indiana.

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