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    • Gypsies, Detroit, Michigan

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Jim Bellot's transcribed interview of Anne Oliver about gypsies in Detroit, Michigan. According to Oliver, there was an old gypsy woman who was thought to have magic powers. When she died it was said that she left a magic charm and whoever found it...
    • Good versus evil- devil worship

    • Good & evil; Devil; Priests; Magic;
    • Sue Shirley collected a story from Joe Manzo about a priest practicing black magic and being punished by the black book by saying the wrong words to the book. These events occurred in the town of Duronia in Abbrutzi.
    • Dick Thomas and his mule Julie

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mules; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Portraits;
    • Drawing of coal miner Dick Thomas and his mule, Julie, black magic marker on corrugated brown paper.
    • Evil eye

    • Evil eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Genevieve Nasser's typewritten account of belief in the evil eye, collected by Joeseph G. Azar Jr. According to belief a person under the curse of the evil eye can remedy their affliction by burning a piece of her effects while she is...
    • Evil eye

    • Evil eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Fr. George Rados's typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye, collected Joseph G. Azar Jr. According to belief, the evil eye is drawn to people by things like compliments. They might have been made out of envy.
    • Evil eye

    • Evil eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Fr. George Rados's typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye collected by Joseph G. Azar Jr. According to the informant, one of the ways to remove the curse of the evil eye is to have a rite performed over the victim.
    • Evil eye

    • Evil eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Joseph G. Azar Sr.'s typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye, collected Joseph G. Azar Jr. According to belief, the Evil Eye will not bother someone with a blue bead in their room.
    • Evil eye

    • Evil Eye; Magic; Healing; Supernatural;
    • This is Rebecca S. Thompson's typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye. This document includes the way to bestow the Evil Eye, as well as several methods for dispersing it.
    • Evil eye

    • Evil eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Fr. George Rados's typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye, collected by Joseph G. Azar Jr. According to belief, if one melts a bullet, holds it near the afflicted person and then drips the molten lead into a bowl of water the lead...
    • Evil eye

    • Evil Eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Diane Faiella's typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye, collected by Jim Allen. This document lists ways to contract and cure the Evil Eye.
    • Evil eye

    • Evil Eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Kathy Kinter's typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye, collected by Jonathan Anderson. According to Kathy, people were placing images of the Evil Eye around the dormitories.
    • Evil eye

    • Evil eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Nellie Colon's typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye, collected by Shannon P. Doyle. This document includes a way to cure the Evil Eye.
    • Evil eye

    • Evil eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Mrs. M. Guiden's typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye. This document lists several ways to banish the Evil Eye.
    • Indian Joe

    • Legends; People; Indians of North America; Ghosts; Supernatural;
    • Dan McGlone's transcribed interview of Brian Jones about Indian Joe. According to Jones, Indian Joe had a hat with a band of charms. One of the charms was used for healing. He could pass the charm over any part of your body that was bleeding and...
    • Ouija Board, Hong Kong

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Sutida Ngonkum's transcribed interview of Javis Ka about an experience with an Ouija Board. According to Ka, a man who used a "Magic Plate" too much ended up being arrested and was later found dead in a river.
    • Unfinished business

    • Supernatural; Sheep; Shepherds; Magic;
    • Glory Thoma collected a Legend from Mr. Christian Susini pertaining to a man who lost his sheep and his spirit continues to roam the earth in search of his sheep.
    • Good versus evil

    • Ku Klux Klan; Lynchings; Magic; Good & evil;
    • Jane L. Horvath collected a legend from Toni Ferenc pertaining to a women who refused to wear a dress made out of Ku Klux Klan material because it was said to be cursed.
    • Cats

    • Cats; Superstitions; Dreams; Luck;
    • Carla Lewis shares a personal experience narrative regarding yelling at cats being bad luck and cats appearing in dreams bringing good fortune.

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