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    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Pam Townsend's transcribed account of Martin Sheets and the phone in his mausoleum. Townsend stated that Sheets was buried with a bottle of whiskey and a phone in case he was buried alive. If he woke up, he could call a cab and have a drink while...
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Ghosts; Tombs & sepulchral monuments;
    • Pam Townsend's transcribed account of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by herself. According to the legend, Stiffy was a dog who died of heartbreak shortly after his master's death. He was then stuffed and placed in his master's mausoleum....
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Births; Infants; Dormitories;
    • Pam Decker is both the collector and the informant in this legend. She is telling a legend about a girl supposedly giving birth to a still born baby in Erickson Hall, and throwing the baby down the trash shoot. This event occurred in Vigo County,...
    • Mysterious fog

    • Fog; Floating; Supernatural;
    • This is an anonymous typewritten account of mysterious fog in Vigo County Indiana in Terre Haute collected by Pam Townsend. According to legend, a mysterious fog floated around the informant's house. When it left the next day, it left some...
    • Eccentric dirty people, Springfield, Tennessee

    • Dirt; Dirty people; Legends; Haunted houses; Snakes;
    • Sharon Fryar's transcribed interview of Pam Randolph's account of an incredibly dirty house that people said was haunted. According to Randolph, the Clay family lives there and are really dirty. They have snakes and snake skins all over the house....
    • Hatchetman's cemetery

    • Legends; People; Cemeteries; Ghosts; Axes; Homicides;
    • Pam Church's transcribed interview of an anonymous source about Hatchetman. According to the source, Hatchetman was his neighbor and was a friend.
    • Cadaver arm, Lake County, Indiana

    • Practical jokes; Hands; Mentally ill persons;
    • Pam Ferguson's typewritten variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Lee Robinson. In this account, a man places a cadaver's hand in his girlfriend's home when he suspects her of cheating.
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Pam Decker's transcribed interview of Jim Decker about a man who went insane after the death of his wife. According to Decker, the man started cutting off the hair of random women because he loved his wife's hair so much.
    • Boyfriend's death, Clark County, Indiana

    • Parking; Sounds; Hangings;
    • Pam Couch's transcribed variant of The Boyfriend's Death urban legend as collected by Janet Archibald. In this account, a girl discovers that her boyfriend has been hanged above their car after he fails to return from getting gas for the vehicle.
    • Boyfriend's death, Shelby County, Indiana

    • Parking; Sounds; Hangings;
    • Pam Patterson's transcribed variant of The Boyfriend's Death urban legend as collected by Elaine F. Hayden. In this account, a girl discovers that her boyfriend has been hanged after he fails to return from getting help when their car breaks down.
    • Boyfriend's death, Knox County, Indiana

    • Parking; Sounds; Hangings;
    • Susan Mattingly's transcribed variant of The Boyfriend's Death urban legend as collected by Pam Decker. In this account, a girl discovers that her boyfriend has been hanged after he fails to return from getting more gasoline for their car.
    • Rape legend, Evansville, Indiana

    • Legends; Crimes; Criminals; Rapes; Sexual harassment; Sex;
    • Jayliene Davis' transcribed interview of Pam Hadley about a rape legend from Evansville, Indiana. According to Hadley, there was a woman driving on a deserted road and she ran out of gas. She decided to try to walk to a farm for help, and as she...
    • Bloody Mary, Lake County, Indiana

    • Witches; Rites & ceremonies; Crimes;
    • Pam Ferguson's transcribed variant of the Bloody Mary urban legend as collected by Lee Robinson. In this account, Ferguson describes the life, crimes, and death of Bloody Mary and goes on to offer the ritual that enables one to see Mary in a mirror.
    • Vanishing hitchhiker, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Hitchhiking; Accidents; Ghosts;
    • A transcribed variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by Pam Townsend from an anonymous informant. In this account, the informant describes a girl who was killed in a car accident along a certain stretch of road. People now...

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