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    • Blue hole, Jackson County, Indiana

    • Lakes; Water; Railroad accidents; Railroad trains; Monsters; Aircraft accidents;
    • This is Tom Reinhart's typewritten account of a Blue Hole legend. In Jackson County, Indiana near Seymour, a train was swept into this bottomless lake. There is also mention of a troll that lives under the bridge over the Blue Hole who attacks...
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Hills; Railroads; Accidents; Railroad accidents; Decapitations; Searching; lanterns; Light; Ghosts; Supernatural;
    • This is Tamara Dalton's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana, collected by Lisa Notter. According to legend, a man and his wife were driving home when they got hit by a train at some railroad...
    • Railroads

    • Railroads; Railroad accidents; Railroad companies; Pennsylvania & Atlantic Railroad; B. & O.S.W. Railroad Company;
    • This is a typescript of a first person account by Samuel P. Worthington about the different practices used by both the B. & O. and Pennsylvannia Railroads.
    • Blue hole, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Strip mining -- Indiana -- Vigo County; Railroad accidents; Railroad trains; Water; Trucks;
    • This is Rob Brown's typewritten account of the story of the Blue Hole near Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana. The hole is a strip pit leftover from strip mining in the area. One version says that a train derailed and was lost in the bottomless...
    • Blue hole, Jackson County, Indiana

    • Lakes; Water; Railroad accidents; Railroad trains;
    • This is Richard Parker's typewritten account of the legend of the Blue Hole in Jackson County, Indiana, where a train derailed and three boxcars were lost in the bottomless hole never to be found.
    • Blue hole, Daviess County, Indiana

    • Water; Lakes; Railroad accidents; Railroad trains; Railroad locomotives; Trestles;
    • This is Maud Forbes' typewritten account of the Daviess County Blue Hole near Washington Indiana. A railroad trestle collapsed and the passing train fell into the hole. The engine was never found.
    • Blue hole, La Porte County, Indiana

    • Lakes; Water; Railroad accidents; Supernatural; Railroad trains;
    • This is Don Craft Jr.'s typewritten account of a Blue Hole in La Porte County near the north edge of La Porte City, Indiana. Long ago, a train flew of the track and landed in the Blue Hole. To the dismay of those attempting to salvage the...
    • Blue hole, Jackson County, Indiana

    • Lakes; Railroad accidents; Water; Railroad trains;
    • This is Mike Hodapp's typewritten account of the Blue Hole in Jackson County, Indiana near Seymour. A train derailed and fell into the hole. Several cars were retrieved but the locomotive and the engineer were never found.
    • Railroads

    • Railroad accidents; Railroads; B. & O.S.W. Railroad Company;
    • This is a typescript oral interview with Samuel P. Worthington about his father riding the B. & O. Railroad in Philadelphia and preventing an accident.
    • Blue hole

    • Lakes; Railroad accidents; Supernatural;
    • This is Jim Fortman's typewritten account of the Blue Hole in Vigo County. He tells of a train that hopped its tracks and landed in the blue hole, never to be found.
    • Blue hole

    • Lakes; Water; Railroad accidents; Supernatural;
    • This is Harley Micheal Burkhardt's typewritten account of the Daviess County Blue Hole near Washington. In the tale, the legend tells of a train that slipped into the Blue Hole after a powerful storm, and that nobody has ever looked for it since.
    • Blue hole

    • Lakes; Railroad accidents; Supernatural;
    • This is an anonymous, typewritten account of the Vigo County Blue Hole. It tells of a railroad accident that claimed an engine and the crew within the depths of the Blue Hole.
    • Blue hole

    • Water; Railroad accidents; Supernatural;
    • This is Lowell Hurford's typewritten account of a Blue Hole in Warren County near Plymouth. Supposedly a train derailed and landed in a ditch, and when the crew came to dig the train out, it had sunk into the ditch to the point where it could not...

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