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    • Cat lady of Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Cats; Animals; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Eyes;
    • Lisa Notter's transcribed interview of Anita Bean about the Cat Lady of Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Bean, there was a woman who cared for her cats very much. After she died the cats started dying as well. Rather than bury the cats with her,...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • William E. Kirby, Jr.'s transcribed interview of Adele Heckelsburg's account of Martin Sheets and the phone in his mausoleum. Heckelsburg stated that Martins Sheets had a phone installed in his mausoleum and that he had his dog stuffed and laid in...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Pam Townsend's transcribed account of Martin Sheets and the phone in his mausoleum. Townsend stated that Sheets was buried with a bottle of whiskey and a phone in case he was buried alive. If he woke up, he could call a cab and have a drink while...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Morris Stewart's transcribed interview of Linda Lanz about Martin Sheets. Sheets was said to have a fear of being buried alive, so there was a phone placed inside his mausoleum in case he woke up.
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Carolyn Sutliff's transcribed interview of Myrtle Sanders about Martin Sheets. Myrtle Sanders states that there is a pipe sticking out of a grave in Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute, Indiana. She said there was a man who was afraid of being...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Bob Milliron's transcribed interview of Vickie Gilbert's account of the telephone in the mausoleum. Vickie Gilbert said that a man from West Terre Haute, Indiana believed that someday he would come back to life and wanted a phone in his mausoleum...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Robert Schwindt's transcribed interview of Gloria Walter's account of a mausoleum in Terre Haute, Indiana that has a telephone inside it. The person inside has a telephone because they strongly believed in reincarnation. The phone was installed so...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Ronald Mullen's transcribed account about a man who requested a phone be put in his mausoleum. The man wanted the phone in case he came back to life and needed to call someone to come get him.
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Mary Anne Pierce's transcribed interview of Marsee A. Cox's account of Martin Sheets' phone in the mausoleum. Cox said that Sheets was an eccentric who wanted a phone in his mausoleum. According to Cox, the phone was removed after too many people...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Jeff English's transcribed interview of Mrs. Rowe's account of a phone in a mausoleum. According to Mrs. Rowe, the phone was in a mausoleum in Calvary Cemetery in Terre Haute, Indiana. The phone was installed because a woman wanted to be able to go...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Bill Ringo's transcribed interview of Mrs. Chasteen's account of Martin Sheets and the phone in his mausoleum. According to Mrs. Chasteen, Martin Sheets wanted a phone in the mausoleum should he get a chance at a second life. Sheets didn't want to...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Charles Baldwin's transcribed interview of an anonymous 76 year-old male. This account states that Sheets wanted to be buried with a phone and a bottle of whiskey. The phone was to call in case he woke up, and the whiskey was so he could have a...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Debbie Reynolds' transcribed interview of Mary Louise Reynolds' account of a man who wanted a phone put in his mausoleum. The man had a fear of being buried alive and felt that the phone would allow him to call for help if he woke up.
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Bill Ringo's transcribed interview of William Ridge's account of Martin Sheets' request to have a phone and whiskey put inside his mausoleum with him after death. William Ridge said that Martin Sheets believed that some people were chosen for a...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Cheryl Stryker's transcribed interview of Helen Dubbs' account of the phone in Martin Sheets' mausoleum. Martin Sheets had a telephone installed in his mausoleum because he was afraid he would be buried alive, and when he woke up no one would come...
    • Dillinger

    • Robberies; Criminals; Dillinger, John, 1903-1934; Tombs & sepulchral monuments;
    • Typescript of oral history interview with Mary Jo Penrod concerning thieves and John Dillinger's tombstone.
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Ghosts;
    • Candy DeReNee's transcribed account of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by Bryan Martin. The legend tells of a dog named Stiffy Green that belonged to an elderly man. After the man's death, the dog was stuffed and placed in his mausoleum....
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Ghosts;
    • Paula Prose's transcribed account of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by Jim Peo. According to the legend, Stiffy Green was a dog who belonged to an elderly man. When the man died, Stiffy was stuffed and placed in his mausoleum. The legend...
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Ghosts;
    • Steve Higgens's transcribed account of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by Lee Stewart. Higgens describes the dog, Stiffy Green, who was stuffed and placed in his master's mausoleum when the man died. According to the legend, if you go to...
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Ghosts;
    • Steve Lynn's transcribed account of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by Jacques Burbank. According to the legend, Stiffy is a dog who was stuffed and placed in his master's mausoleum upon the man's death. The ghost of Stiffy Green is said to...

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