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    • Spook Light Hill

    • Hills; Carriages & coaches; Decapitation; Searching; Light; Supernatural;
    • This is Rob Brown's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana, collected by Duane Benham. According to legend, A man and his wife were riding a buggy home when they had an accident. The crash...
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Chains; Cannons; Graves; Supernatural;
    • This is Rob Kalb's typewritten account of the Bonds Chapel grave. According to legend, the grave belongs to a civil war soldier who was killed by a chain fired out of a cannon. The chain was embedded into his grave, and now it grows out of the side.
    • Vanishing hitchhiker, Boone County, Indiana

    • Hitchhiking; Ghosts; Supernatural;
    • Harold Bayless's transcribed variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by Rob Brown. In this account, Bayless describes a woman in a flowing nightgown who will get in your car on foggy nights along a certain stretch of road....
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Ghosts; Tombs & sepulchral monuments;
    • Kenny Curley's transcribed account of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by Rob Eyer. According to this variant, Stiffy was a dog who died of heartbreak shortly after his master's death. He was then stuffed and placed in his master's...
    • House of blue lights

    • Houses; Housing; Light; Supernatural; Ghosts;
    • Rob Brown collected a legend from Harold Bayless regarding the happenings at the house of blue lights located in the Northeast part of Indianapolis.
    • 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...
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Chains; Graves; Supernatural;
    • This is Duane Benham's typewritten variant of the legend of the Bonds Chapel tombstone as collected by Rob Brown. According to legend a soldier was wrongly accused of something, and when he died he said a cross would grow on his tombstone.
    • Debs, Eugene V. n.d. 085

    • Goodyear, Rosalie; Thank-you notes; Health; Presidential elections -- United States; Socialist Party of the United States of America;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, n.d. Writes that George Koop and Bertha Hale White visited him. Asks Theodore Debs to write Symon Gould and Rosalie Goodyear and thank them for their letters. Says that the swelling in his ankles and legs is going down...
    • Laitinen, Gertrude 1921-01-20

    • Writing;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 1/20/1921. Writes that she is an eleven year old girl. Says that she is writing to cheer Eugene V. Debs up. Tells Eugene V. Debs that her teacher asked her during history class who the capitalists are and she told her...
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Hills; Ghosts; Robberies; Supernatural;
    • This is Theodora Miller Lenderman's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana, collected by Sarah A. Moore. According to legend, a doctor was on his way home when a ghost tried to rob him. So he shot...
    • Gypsies, Ruma, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • David J. Maurer's transcribed interview of Katherine Bartelme about gypsies. According to Bartelme, she once had to sleep in a general store because the owner was afraid that gypsies would rob his store if it was ever left unattended.
    • Outlaw legend, Cave-In-Rock, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • David White's transcribed interview of Bill Price about an outlaw legend from southern Illinois. According to Price, there were outlaws who would rob travelers and throw their bodies into the river afterwards. This all took place near Cave-In-Rock,...
    • John Dillinger, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dillinger, John, 1903-1934; Robberies; Vigo County (Ind.);
    • Jennnifer Lynn Brown's transcribed interview of Donald Eugene Brown's account of an infamous legend about John Dillinger and how he would never rob Terre Haute in fear of getting caught by a train in Vigo County, Indiana.

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