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    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Murdered spouses, Wisconsin

    • Legends; People; Homicides; Spouses; Murder victims; Cannibalism;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed story of murdered spouses in Wisconsin. According to Riner, a man in Wisconsin killed his wife, pickled her body parts, and served them to another man. The man who was served pickled parts of woman never ate again and died...
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed interview of Les Freiberger's account of Martin Piniak. Freiberger stated that Piniak lives as a hermit because he blames himself for his wife's death.
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed interview of Nancy Sarnicki's account of Martin Piniak. According to Sarnicki, Piniak lives under a bridge over the Little Calumet River because he is too lazy to work and doesn't want to pay taxes.
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed interview of Ron Sarnicki's account of Martin Piniak. According to Ron Sarnicki, Piniak lives under the bridge because he drove his wife insane. When he realized what he had done to his wife he began living as a hermit.

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