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    • 9/11 Legends, Allen County, Indiana

    • Hitchhiking; Warnings; Taxicabs;
    • This is a variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by Josh Simerman from Stephanie Simerman. The aspects of the story are changed to fit the events of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City on September...
    • 9/11 Legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Terrorists; Divination; Airplanes;
    • This is a transcribed personal experience narrative as collected by Brian Homsangpradit from himself regarding the events of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001. The informant talks about feeling as...
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Cinsy Thomas's transcribed interview of Shelly Greenberg about Abe Lincoln. According to Greenberg, Lincoln still lives in the White House. He haunts the entire house and people have seen him.
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Steven Nixon's transcribed interview of Ralph Kendall about Abe Lincoln. According to Kendall, Lincoln was accused of stealing a whetstone. Lincoln had actually placed it up so high that the owner could not see or reach it.
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Beth Henderson's transcribed interview of Dan Fromme about Abe Lincoln. According to Fromme, Lincoln stayed the night at Colonel Van Trees's house in Washington, Indiana, because he was on his way to Washington, D.C. to defend someone.
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Donald Wilson's transcribed personal story about Abe Lincoln. Wilson states that there are several houses in Indiana where Abe Lincoln slept at one time or another.
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Forrest Stilwell's transcribed interview of Dorothy Stilwell about Abr Lincoln. According to Stilwell, the Stilwell family and the Lincoln family had a falling out at one time.
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Leslie Thompson's transcribed interview of Ollie Hemenway about Abe Lincoln. According to Hemenway, Lincoln learned about law in Boonville, Indiana.
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Amy Monninger's transcribed interview of John Melvin Parker about Abe Lincoln. According to Parker, Lincoln only lost one case as a lawyer.
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Michelle Burress's transcribed interview of Ralph Burress about Abe Lincoln. According to Burress, a family saw a ghost that looked like Abe Lincoln in Dale, Indiana.
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Rick Brye's transcribed interview of Carol johnstone about Abe Lincoln. According to Johnstone, Lincoln was not as honest as people would like to think. Johnstone states that Lincoln once defended a man who was accused of killing a black man. The...
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Rick Brye's transcribed interview of Carol Johnstone about Abe Lincoln. According to Johnstone, Lincoln once jumped out a window to avoid having to vote on an issue.
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Jeffrey Pierce's transcribed interview of W.J. Pierce about Abe Lincoln. According to Pierce, there was a house on Indiana 550 where Abe Lincoln stayed once. The front step from this house is now part of the Pierce family's fire place.
    • AIDS, Vigo County, Indiana

    • AIDS (Disease);
    • John Garner's transcribed interview of Lisa Ladson's account of a story where girl got aids from her boyfriend and did not find out until he had given her a gift that was a black coffin with a note inside that stated "Welcome to A.I.D.S"
    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Prohibition; Mafia;
    • Lisa Vicars' transcribed account of rumors she heard about Al Capone as a child in Clinton, Indiana. Capone was rumored to have stopped in Clinton, Indiana, frequently for bootlegged alcohol.
    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Prohibition; Abortions; Mafia;
    • Lisa Vicars' transcribed interview of Hannah Glover about rumors of Al Capone and Rumrunners in Clinton, Indiana. It was rumored that Al Capone brought his girls to a woman in Clinton in order to get abortions.
    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Prohibition; Mafia;
    • Grant Thurn's transcribed interview of Rebecca Thurn about Al Capone. It was rumored that Capone had a house near Mattoon, Illinois, because it was isolated and would make a good hide-out. There were also rumors about drains in the floorboards of...
    • Al Capone

    • Prohibition; Legends; People; Alcohol; Criminals; Mafia;
    • Cathey Gutzweiler's transcribed interview of Daniel Gutzweiler about Al Capone. According to Gutzweiler, his grandfather had a run-in with a man who worked for Capone.
    • Al Capone

    • Prohibition; Legends; People; Alcohol; Criminals; Mafia;
    • James Slaven's transcribed interview of Morgan Kyle about Al Capone. According to Kyle, Capone was the most influential bootlegger of the era. There were many small-time bootleggers, but they all answered to Capone.
    • 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...

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