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    • Gail "Snowball" Beasley

    • Death; Suicides;
    • Stephen Beasley's transcribed interview of Max Beasley about Gail "Snowball" Beasley. "Snowball" got his name because all of his hair was white. When he was nine years-old, "Snowball" found his father after he had committed suicide. After that day...
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Hills; Decapitations; Suicides; Ghosts; Light; Searching; Supernatural;
    • This is Kevin Brown's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana, collected by Joyce Hulka. According to legend, a man killed himself by decapitating himself. The light is him searching for his head.
    • Tarp man of Sullivan County

    • Suicides; Hermits; Fire;
    • Thomas L. Foster's transcribed interview of Robert Gillogly's account of the Tarp Man of Sullivan County. According to Gillogly, the man was a hermit and when a road was built on his property he burned down his house, shot his dog, laid a tarp...
    • Tarp man of Sullivan County

    • Suicides; Hermits; Fire;
    • Robert Gillogly's transcribed interview of Charles Alexander's account of the Tarp Man of Sullivan County. According to Alexander, the man lived in Sullivan County, Indiana, and when a road was built on his property he burned down his house, shot...
    • Tarp man of Sullivan County

    • Suicides; Hermits; Fire;
    • Deborah Bates' transcribed interview of Ules and Cora Slinker about the Tarp Man of Sullivan County. Ules and Cora state that the man lived far from the road and was isolated. He liked the isolation, and when he found out that they were building a...
    • Murdered spouses

    • Legends; People; Homicides; Spouses; Murder victims; Fire; Suicides;
    • This anonymous account of murdered spouses tells the story of J. Garber and his wife. Garber found his wife having an affair, and he killed the young man and his wife. After mourning her for years, he set fire to his house and killed himself. The...
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Crosses; College buildings; Suicides;
    • This is a transcribed account of Brian Lancaster as recorded by Christiana H. Siemers about a suicidal resident of Cromwell Hall at Indiana State University. After the resident jumped out of a window of the twelfth floor in Cromwell Hall, a white...
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Crosses; College buildings; Suicides;
    • This is a transcribed account of Melanie Beaver as recorded by Christ Sutton about a suicidal student at Indiana State University and a white cross which marked his area of residence.The student was reported to be so stressed from finals that he...
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Crosses; Suicides; College buildings;
    • This is a transcribed account of Matthew Etter as reported by Kristopher Babic about a suicidal student at Indiana State University who jumped from the top story of Cromwell Hall and of a white cross marks the window he jumped from.
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • College buildings; Ghosts; Sounds; Suicides; Homicides;
    • This is a transcribed account of Angela McCurdy as recorded by herself about a resident in Cromwell Hall at Indiana State University who has a ghost haunting her room. The resident reports hearing strange tapping noises and her possessions being...
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Suicides; College buildings; Crosses;
    • This is a transcribed account of Caitlin Brewster as recorded by herself about a suicidal resident of Cromwell Hall at Indiana State University and a white cross that appeared underneath the window from which the female resident jumped. The...
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Suicides; College buildings; Crosses; Sounds; Shadows;
    • This is a transcribed account of Kurt Waywood as recorded by Heidi Wells about a female suicidal resident of Cromwell Hall at Indiana State University and a white cross which marked the window from which she jumped. The resident jumped out of the...
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Doors & doorways; College buildings; Suicides; Crosses; Homicides;
    • This is a transcribed account of Kate Penn as recorded by Kayla Powell of a resident of Cromwell Hall at Indiana State University who was reported to have jumped/been pushed out a twelfth story window; how a white cross marks the window from which...
    • Good versus evil- devil worship

    • Good & evil; Devil; Supernatural; Cults;
    • Dana Wilkinson is both the informant and the collector in this legend pertaining to a Devil Worshipping cult residing less than a mile away from her house that may have linked to a chain of suicides in her high school.
    • Unfinished business

    • Supernatural; Suicides; Pregnancy; Pregnant women;
    • Daniel R. Balka collected a legend from Mrs. Julie Rucinski pertaining to a women who drowned herself and her unborn child and her spirit was still present after her death.
    • Haunted asylums and sanitariums

    • Asylums; Sanatoriums; Mental institutions; Psychiatry; Mental health; Mentally ill persons; Suicides;
    • Ronald McDermott collected a legend from and unknown informant pertaining to suicide of a man nearby the community of Jasper, Indiana.

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