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    • Cadaver arm, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Practical jokes; Dead persons; Mentally ill persons;
    • Susan Roos's typewritten variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Priscilla Craven. In this variant, a woman goes crazy after her friends play a prank on her involving a corpse.
    • Cadaver arm, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dead persons; Practical jokes; Mentally ill persons;
    • Jean Pfeiffer's transcribed variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Barbara Bigham. In this account, a woman going to an all-male medical school goes crazy after the men play a trick on her involving a corpse.
    • Cadaver arm, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dead persons; Practical jokes; Mentally ill persons;
    • Dwight Curts's transcribed variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Thomas L. Foster. In this account, a female medical student goes crazy when her fellow all-male students play a prank on her using a cadaver.
    • Relative's cadaver, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dead persons; Auctions; Mentally ill persons;
    • A transcribed variant of the Relative's Cadaver as collected by Erin Pringle from an anonymous informant. In this account, the informant describes a female medical student who fainted upon realizing that the cadaver her class was to work on was her...
    • Bad babysitter, Vermillion County, Indiana

    • Babysitting; Mentally ill persons; Microwave ovens;
    • Marianne Mack's typewritten account of a babysitting urban legend as collected by Fauniel Mack regarding a couple who hires a babysitter with whom they are unfamiliar. Upon returning home, they discover the girl has put their child in the microwave.
    • Licked hand, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Criminals; Mentally ill persons; Dogs;
    • Jim Rilley's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Stephen Baker. In Rilley's variant, an old woman hears of an escaped insane patient and goes to bed with her dog for comfort. Later that night, she reaches down and...
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Thomas Kramer's transcribed interview of Mrs. Sargent about a person who went insane after the death of her child. According to Sargent, a woman near South Lake would light lights for her daughter every night after her daughter's death.
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Dorothy Goldschmidt's transcribed interview of Mrs. John Goldschmidt about a person who went insane following the death of her child. According to Goldschmidt, a woman killed her youngest baby because it was crying. She was never very sane, but it...
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • DeVaughn Stone's transcribed personal account of a woman who went crazy after the death of her son. According to Stone, the woman goes onto the roof of her garage to pray for her dead son.
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed personal account of a woman who went insane after the death of her child. According to Riner, the woman went crazy after her baby died and has chased her husband around with an axe. She also tries to dig up her baby's grave.
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Devon Scobee's transcribed interview of Lanni Clifford about a person who went insane after the death of her child. According to Clifford, a woman's husband died and then her son served in World War II. She got notification of her son's death and...
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed personal account of a lady who went crazy after the death of her child. According to Riner, the woman's baby pulled a pot of boiling water on top of itself and died from the burns. The woman blames herself for the accident...
    • Cadaver arm, Knox County, Indiana

    • Practical jokes; Arms (Anatomy); Mentally ill persons;
    • Maureen Adams's typewritten variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Ronald Mullen. In this account, a woman goes into shock after her friends play a prank on her involving a fake arm.
    • Cadaver arm, Vanderburgh County, Indiana

    • Practical jokes; Arms (Anatomy); Mentally ill persons;
    • Jamie Kimbrough's typewritten variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Betsy Frye. In this account, an Evansville, Indiana, nursing student goes crazy after her fellow nurses play a prank on her involving the arm of a cadaver.
    • Cadaver arm, Monroe County, Indiana

    • Practical jokes; Arms (Anatomy); Mentally ill persons;
    • Mark Gustin's typewritten variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Jane L. Horvath. In this account, a student at Indiana University goes crazy after some boys put a cadaver arm in her room as a prank.
    • Cadaver arm, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Practical jokes; Arms (Anatomy); Mentally ill persons;
    • Ann Royster's typewritten variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Janice Wahl. In this account, a woman goes crazy after her roommate and roommate's boyfriend decide to play a joke on her using a cadaver's arm.
    • Cadaver arm, Cook County, Illinois

    • Practical jokes; Arms (Anatomy); Mentally ill persons;
    • Becky Moonay's typewritten variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Dennis D. Ramsey. In this account, a group of jealous nurses plays a prank on another nurse using a cadaver's arm.
    • Cadaver arm, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Practical jokes; Arms (Anatomy); Mentally ill persons;
    • Donna Deardorf's typewritten variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Lynn Deardorf. In this account, a nursing student goes crazy after her co-workers play a prank on her involving a cadaver's arm.
    • Cadaver arm, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Practical jokes; Arms (Anatomy); Mentally ill persons;
    • Debby Wells's typewritten variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Jenny Hutchins. In this account, a nurse goes crazy after her fellow nurses play a prank on her involving an amputated arm.

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