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    • Blue hole, Porter County, Indiana

    • Lakes; Horse-drawn vehicles; Water; Rivers; Bullseye Lake (Ind.); Flint Lake (Ind.);
    • This is Reinhart Tauck's typewritten account of a Blue Hole called Bullseye Lake in Porter County near Valparaiso, Indiana. Supposedly a man drove his horse and buggy into the blue hole. The remains of the buggy were found in FLint Lake two miles...
    • Mysterious fog

    • Fog; Decapitations; Supernatural;
    • This is Jill Ogren's typewritten account of her encounter with mysterious fog in Lake County Indiana near Cedar Lake collected by Janice Kirby. She describes a pair of lovers that were killed in their car after seeing a mysterious orange mist...
    • Gypsies, Lake County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • James Pasierb's transcribed interview of Al Szymborski about gypsies. According to Szymborski, his mother was scared of gypsies because they might curse a person if the gypsies did not get what they wanted.
    • Blue hole

    • Lakes; Water; Supernatural;
    • This is Scott Dean's typewritten account of a Blue Hole in Sullivan County near Hymera. According to legend, the Blue Hole is a lake called "Water Lily".
    • Blue hole

    • Lakes; Ice; Accidents; Supernatural;
    • This is James Manago's typewritten account of the Legend of a Blue Hole in Porter County known as Bullseye Lake.
    • Gypsies, Lake County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Laura Jean Smith's transcribed account of gypsies in the Gypsy Cemetery near Crown Point, Indiana. According to Smith, there were gypsies who settled in that are ain the 1800s. She states that after the gypsies arrived, babies of the town started...
    • Cadaver arm, Lake County, Indiana

    • Arms (Anatomy); Practical jokes; Mentally ill persons;
    • Larry Rump's transcribed variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Tom Mygrants. In this account, an interning nurse goes crazy after her co-workers use a cadaver's arm to play a prank on her.
    • Ouija Board, Lake County, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Lee Robinson's transcribed interview of Cathy Carrier about an experience with an Ouija Board. According to Carrier, she and some friends had a seance to contact a girl who had jumped in the Calumet River and drowned. Carrier and a friend used her...
    • Jail/prison legend, Lake County, Indiana

    • Legends; Jails; Prisons; Prisoners; Prison guards;
    • Dorothy Goldschmidt's transcribed interview of Mrs. John Goldschmidt about a prison legend. According to Goldschmidt, there was a prison where the prisoners were going missing. Officials said they were escaping, but when the prison yard was dug up...
    • Vanishing hitchhiker, Lake County, Indiana

    • Hitchhiking; Homicides; Ghosts;
    • Evelyn Freiberger's transcribed variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by Les Freiberger. In this account, the informant describes a woman who was murdered by her husband. Now her ghost supposedly appears along a certain...
    • Vanishing hitchhiker, Lake County, Indiana

    • Hitchhiking; Bridges; Ghosts;
    • Margie Baigent's transcribed variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by James Hodge. In this account, a couple picks up a hitchhiking woman on a foggy night, but when they stop to drop her off again, she has disappeared from...
    • Blue hole

    • Lakes; Water; Accidents; Supernatural;
    • This is Marge Manago's typewritten account of a Blue Hole in Porter County Indiana near Valparaiso. Supposedly there was a stagecoach that ran into the Blue Hole, and that no evidence of the accident was ever recovered.

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