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    • Cadaver arm, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Practical jokes; Dead persons; Mentally ill persons;
    • Susan Roos's typewritten variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Priscilla Craven. In this variant, a woman goes crazy after her friends play a prank on her involving a corpse.
    • Cadaver arm, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dead persons; Practical jokes; Mentally ill persons;
    • Jean Pfeiffer's transcribed variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Barbara Bigham. In this account, a woman going to an all-male medical school goes crazy after the men play a trick on her involving a corpse.
    • Cadaver arm, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dead persons; Practical jokes; Mentally ill persons;
    • Dwight Curts's transcribed variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Thomas L. Foster. In this account, a female medical student goes crazy when her fellow all-male students play a prank on her using a cadaver.
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Eric Nance's transcribed interview of Bob Scott about a woman who went insane after her husband's death. According to Scott, the woman was found sleeping with her husband's corpse several weeks after his death.
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Eric Nance's transcribed interview of Brian Schoppel about a woman who went insane after the death of her husband. According to Schoppel, the woman slept with her husband's corpse for several years.
    • Folk custom

    • Manners & customs;
    • One typed page which contains some customs of the people of Clay County. It lists staying up with a corpse by the ushers, breaking a mirror causing bad luck, and bumping shovels together while working.
    • Normal Advance 1913

    • Journalism; Indiana State Normal School; Indiana State University; Education; Literature; College yearbooks;
    • A monthly journal written and published by the students and faculty of Indiana State Normal School. The last issue of the school year was dedicated to the graduating seniors and printed in the style of an annual yearbook.
    • Normal Advance 1915

    • Journalism; Indiana State Normal School; Indiana State University; Education; Literature; College yearbooks;
    • A monthly journal written and published by the students and faculty of Indiana State Normal School. The last issue of the school year was dedicated to the graduating seniors and printed in the style of an annual yearbook.
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Hills; Railroads; Accidents; Decapitations; Searching; Ghosts; Light; Supernatural;
    • This is Jerry Floyd's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana, collected by Tracie Spencer. According to legend, a train conductor found blood splattered on the side of a box car after passing near...
    • 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...
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Ghosts; Tombs & sepulchral monuments;
    • Kathy Gill's transcribed account of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by Charles Roy Staats. According to the legend, Stiffy Green was a dog who was stuffed and placed in his master's tomb when the man died. The ghost of the dog supposedly...
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Ghosts; Tombs & sepulchral monuments;
    • Trudy Meneely's transcribed account of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by Dallas Meneely. According to this variant, Stiffy Green was a dog who died of heartbreak shortly after his master's death. The man's family had the dog stuffed and...
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Ghosts; Tombs & sepulchral monuments;
    • David Ludwig's transcribed account of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by Larry Ligget. According to this variant, Stiffy Green was a dog who died of heartbreak shortly after his master's death. The man's family had the dogs stuffed and...
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Ghosts; Tombs & sepulchral monuments;
    • Cindy Thomas's transcribed account of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by herself. According to this variant, a man requested that his Great Dane be stuffed and placed his mausoleum when it died. The dog can supposedly be found lying at the...
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Ghosts; Tombs & sepulchral monuments;
    • Robert Gillogly's transcribed account of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by Thomas L. Foster. According to this variant, Stiffy was a dog who was stuffed and placed in his master's mausoleum when the man died. If you go to the mausoleum at...
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Ghosts; Tombs & sepulchral monuments;
    • Tom Foster's transcribed account of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by Robert Gillogly. According to this variant, Stiffy was a dog who was stuffed and placed in his master's tomb when his master died. Supposedly the dog's glass eyes glow...
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Ghosts; Tombs & sepulchral monuments;
    • Laura L. Bradbury's transcribed account of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by Everett E. Hoesman. According to this variant, Stiffy was a dog who died of heartbreak shortly after his master's death. The dog was then stuffed and placed in...

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