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    • Hatchet man

    • Ritual; Legends; People; Cemeteries; Supernatural; Axes;
    • Robin Bundy's transcribed interview of Shane Little's account of the legend of the hatchet Man and a ritual that is performed by visitors in the cemetery right next to the hatchet Man's house to avoid being attacked with his hatchet.
    • Bloody Mary, Marshall County, Iowa

    • Witches; Mirrors; Rites & ceremonies;
    • Deborah Laverty's transcribed variant of the Bloody Mary urban legend as collected by herself. Laverty describes the story of Mary Worth, a witch who was supposedly burned at the stake. She goes on to describe the ritual one goes through in order...
    • Good versus evil- devil worship

    • Good & evil; Ku Klux Klan; Fire; Halloween;
    • Cindy Kennedy collected a memorate from Jess McCleese pertaining to a ritual around Halloween that he and his friends witnessed one night. they believe that they witnessed a Klux Klux Klan ritual in Gas Indiana.
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Light; Searching; Hills; Decapitaions; Supernatural;
    • This is John Finnerty's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana, Collected by Daniel M. Appel. According to legend, if one is to visit a hill in the country and perform a certain ritual, a mysterious...
    • Blue hole

    • Lakes; Water; Sacrifices; Supernatural;
    • This is Robert Warrick's typewritten account of a Blue Hole in Warren County named "Cates Pond". According to legend, the lake has no bottom because of a Native American Sacrificial Ritual.
    • Supernatural encounters, UFOs

    • Unidentified flying objects; Supernatural; Lightships;
    • This is Robert Moynihan's typewritten account of a UFO that followed two of his frat brothers on their way back to Bloomington Indiana in Monroe County. The brothers swore on a special ritual that their frat knows that this actually occurred.
    • Bloody Mary, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Mirrors; Rites & ceremonies; Supernatural;
    • Maggie London's transcribed variant of the Bloody Mary urban legend as collected by Joseph Britt. In this account, London describes the steps one must perform in order to see Mary's image in a mirror.
    • Bloody Mary, Sullivan County, Indiana

    • Rites & ceremonies; Bridges; Supernatural;
    • Chris Whitehead's transcribed variant of the Bloody Mary urban legend as collected by Araksie Corey. In this account, Whitehead describes the steps one must perform in order to have a supernatural experience involving Mary on a bridge.
    • Bloody Mary, Parke County, Indiana

    • Mirrors; Witches; Rites & ceremonies;
    • Vickie A. Brown's transcribed variant of the Bloody Mary urban legend as collected by Kimberly Brown. In this account, Brown describes a time when she performed the Bloody Mary ritual and saw supernatural results.
    • 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.
    • Good versus evil-devil worship

    • Good & evil; Devil; Theatrical productions;
    • Bill Denny collected a story from Terry MsGrath about a terrible stench appearing in a playhouse after an actor recited a ritual to summon the Devil. The playhouse was located in Germany.
    • Good versus evil- devil worship

    • Good & evil; Monks; Idols;
    • Greg Hobbs collected a memorate from Ken Kostbade about him and a bunch of his friends vnturing into the woods trying to find an idol in the middle of the woods. They found the idol, as well as some hooded monks doing a strange ritual. These...
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Infants; Bridges; Crying; Supernatural;
    • This is Mike Booe's typewritten variant of the legend Crybaby Bridge, collected by Christina H. Siemers. According to legend, if one goes and completes a ritual, they will hear a baby crying.
    • Zeta Tau Alpha President, Officers, & Action Shot

    • Fraternities & sororities; Indiana State College; Indiana State University; Student organizations; Students;
    • Officers of the Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity. Seated, from left to right: Nova Cox, corresponding secretary; Sherrie Rose, recording secretary; and Janet Bradfield, ritual chairman. Standing, from left to right: Carolyn Upshaw, vice president;...
    • Student with Sign

    • Fraternities & sororities; Hazing; Indiana State Teachers College; Indiana State University; Signs (Notices); Student activities; Student organizations; Students;
    • Marlene Bruce carries a sign on her back as a hazing ritual for Alpha Phi Gamma, the national journalism honor fraternity.

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