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    • Pigeon lady -- Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Cats; Dogs; Pets; Pigeons; Animals;
    • Mike Short's transcribed interview of Mike Harring's account of the Pigeon lady in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Harring, the Pigeon Lady lived in Terre Town subdivision in Terre Haute, Indiana, and had hundreds of pigeons. In addition to her...
    • Feeble-minded person in Terre Haute, Indiana

    • People with disabilities; People; Legends;
    • Mike Short's transcribed interview of Mike Wilson about Tex. According to Wilson, Tex wandered around Terre Haute, Indiana, wearing all of the clothes he owned. Tex used to be a successful businessman until he sustained a head injury. Now her...
    • Hell's Gates, Clay County, Indiana

    • Reflections; Hell; Supernatural;
    • Judella J. Alvey's transcribed interview of Mike Morris's account of Hell's Gates in Clay County, Indiana. It is said that if you drive through the railroad overpass 3 times, face your car toward the entrance and then flash your lights 7 times,...
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Infants; Bridges; Crying; Supernatural;
    • This is Mike Schultz's typewritten account of the legend of Crybaby Bridge in Knox County near Vincennes Indiana, collected by Margaret Downer. Mike says that his friend was there when his friend and his friend's wife had an encounter near the...
    • Boyfriend's death, Lake County, Indiana

    • Hangings; Parking; Sounds;
    • Mike Rusnak's typewritten variant of The Boyfriend's Death urban legend as collected from himself. In this account, a woman discovers her boyfriend hanged from a tree above their vehicle after he leaves to investigate some strange noises.
    • Museum construction 029

    • Coal Town and Railroad Museum (Clinton Ind.); Little Italy Festival Town, Inc.;Stowe, Mike;McLain, Jacob;
    • Photograph of Mike Stowe and Jacob McLain working to clean up and get ready for the opening of the Coal Town and Railroad Museum in Clinton, Indiana.
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Hills; Carriages & coaches; Decapitations; Light; Searching; Ghosts; Supernatural;
    • This is Mike Morris's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana, collected by Judella J. Alvey. According to legend, a man and a woman were riding on a carriage when the carriage crashed. The woman was...
    • Haunted forests, Cass County, Indiana

    • Forests; Supernatural;
    • Mike Fischer's transcribed interview of Dave Iles account of a legend involving a young couple who went out to the woods where a lady who was said to be crazy lived. They heard a lot of noise so the boy went out to see what it was and he never...
    • Jesse James

    • Legends; People; Criminals;
    • Angela Hustedt's transcribed interview of Mike Kerins about Jesse James. According to Kerins, Jesse James used to hide out near Raccoon Lake in Rockville, Indiana. Kerins states that when James was shot, he was buried in a cave by Raccoon Lake and...
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Hills; Carriages & coaches; Decapitations; Laterns; Searching; Ghosts; Supernatural;
    • This is Mike Mace's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana, collected by Martha Mace. According to legend, a man was decapitated while driving a buggy, and now he searches for his head with a...
    • Gypsies, Marshall, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Mike Short's transcribed interview of Dave Hall about the Gypsy Queen in Marshall, Illinois. According to Hall, Marshall, Illinois, was home to many gypsies. When the last Gypsy Queen died, she was buried there. Now gypsies from all over come there...
    • Gypsies, Howard County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Bryan Delph's transcribed interview of Mike Markley about gypsies. According to Markley, there is a gypsy king buried in Albright Cemetery in Kokomo, Indiana. Before he died, he promised his wife that he would come back on the anniversary of his...
    • 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...

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