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    • Ouija Board, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Rebecca Smith's transcribed interview of Rebecca Mosier about an experience with an Ouija Board. According to Mosier, a boy she knew died shortly after an Ouija predicted it.
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Hills; Decapitations; Ghosts; Light; lanterns; Accidents; Supernatural;
    • This is Rebecca S. Thompson's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana. According to legend, a girl was decapitated in an accident near the hill. Now her father searches for her with a spectral...
    • Ouija Board, Rushville, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Rebecca Floyd's transcribed personal account of a seance with an Ouija Board. According to Floyd, she and a friend used an Ouija Board to contact a spirit and ended up being very frightened by the spirit.
    • Saphir, Rebecca 1920-11-03

    • Voting; Presidential elections -- United States; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Public speaking;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 11/03/1920. Writes that yesterday was a great day in her life because she got to cast her first vote for President for both Eugene V. Debs and socialism. Expresses the hope that Eugene V. Debs lives to see the day when...
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Bridges; Infants; Crying; Accidents; Supernatural;
    • This is Rebecca Wright's typewritten variant of the legend of crybaby bridge, collected by Heather Ross. According to legend, a woman lost her baby over the side of bridge. Now if one drives over the bridge their car will stall and they will hear...
    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Prohibition; Mafia;
    • Grant Thurn's transcribed interview of Rebecca Thurn about Al Capone. It was rumored that Capone had a house near Mattoon, Illinois, because it was isolated and would make a good hide-out. There were also rumors about drains in the floorboards of...
    • 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.
    • Ouija Board, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Rebecca Smith's transcribed interview of Ember Morris about an experience with an Ouija Board. According to Morris, an Ouija Board has told her that she had guardian angels. She also states that you're never supposed to burn an Ouija Board.
    • Ouija Board, Milan, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Rachel Hand's transcribed interview of Rebecca Hand about her experience with an Ouija Board. According to Hand, an Ouija warned her and some friends that their favorite teacher was going to die. Hand believed that the spirit talking through the...
    • Outlaw legend, New Orleans, Louisiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • Rebecca Jones' transcribed interview of Ott Ratliff about a bad guy in New Orleans, Louisiana. According to Ratliff, he and a friend were driving and stopped at a well. They heard a woman screaming like she was being killed, so they went to see...
    • Outlaw legend, Rushville, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • Rebecca Floyd's transcribed of an anonymous source about roughnecks in Rushville, Indiana. According to this source, men used to have head butting contests. They'd back up and run at each other like rams. They would even say "baaa" like rams before...
    • Outlaw legend, Rushville, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • Rebecca Floyd's transcribed interview of Karl Floyd about his grandfather. According to Floyd, his grandfather was the strongest man in Rush County, Indiana. He once lifted a threshing machine. That's how he was killed.

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