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    • Eccentric dirty people, Princeton, Indiana

    • Dirt; Dirty people; Legends; Rats; Dogs;
    • Jane L. Horvath's transcribed interview of Connie Jenkins about Roy Swain. According to Jenkins, Swain is a very dirty man with a long yellow beard who lives on the main street in her town. His porch is covered in empty boxes and there are hundreds...
    • Ed Gein

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Serial murderers; Death; Dismemberment; Cannibalism; Grave robbing; Necrophilia;
    • Barbara Birchfield's transcribed interview of Mary Tudor about Ed Gein. According to Tudor, there was a man in Wisconsin who killed women and made lampshades out of their skin. When he was caught, they found a human heart boiling on the stove.
    • Ed Gein

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Serial murderers; Death; Dismemberment; Cannibalism; Grave robbing; Necrophilia;
    • John Coleman's transcribed interview of Kathie Buhr about Ed Gein. According to Buhr, there was a man who was butchering women and selling their meat to other people.
    • Ed Gein

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Serial murderers; Death; Dismemberment; Cannibalism; Grave robbing; Necrophilia;
    • Austin Wathen's transcribed interview of Phil. According to Phil, Ed Gein lived in Wisconsin and used to dig up fresh graves. He dug up the graves so he could eat the hearts and livers from the bodies. Phil also told some jokes about Ed Gein.
    • Ed Gein

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Serial murderers; Death; Dismemberment; Cannibalism; Grave robbing; Necrophilia;
    • Bob Wilberg's transcribed personal account of the story of Ed Gein. According to Wilberg, Ed Gein lived in Plainfeild, Wisconsin, and dug up bodies from several graves. Gein also killed a woman and hung her in his shed just like a deer. Wilberg...
    • Green man

    • Legends; People; People with disabilities; Accidents; Electricity; Electric shocks; Disfigured persons;
    • Gloria Walker's tanscribed interview of Barbara Folen about the Green Man in Pennsylvania. According to Folen, the Green Man wes shocked somehow and turned green. He would only go out at night because he couldn't go out in the day.
    • Gypsies, Gary, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • James Hodge's transcribed interview of Mary Ruby about gypsies. According to Ruby, a king called a gypsy woman and told her to find the most beautiful baby in the kingdom and give the baby a golden ball. The woman traveled all over the kingdom....
    • Normal Advance 1909

    • 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 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 1914

    • Journalism; Indiana State Normal School; 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 senios 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.
    • Lovers' leap, Alton, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Indians of North America; Indigenous peoples; Death; Love; Couples;
    • Barbara McPherson's transcribed interview of Maude McPherson about Lovers' Leap. According to McPherson, an Indian chief's daughter was in love with an Indian who was crippled and couldn't be a warrior anymore. The chief was going to force her into...
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Lee Robinson's transcribed interview of Randy Scott's account of Martin Piniak. Scott states that Piniak was very rich and wanted to leave his wife, but he couldn't because she would take all of his money. He finally just left with nothing and...
    • Oral history interview

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Knox County -- Bicknell -- Interviews; Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Knox County; Natural gas;
    • This document is an oral history interview of a retired coal miner from Bicknell, Indiana. In this interview, he discusses "black damp," a gas that you couldn't smell in the coal mines.
    • Ouija Board, Fort Wayne, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Malissa Johnson's transcribed interview of Joel Koenig about an experience with an Ouija Board. According to Koenig, a girl he knew bought an Ouija board and no matter what her parents did to destroy it the same Ouija Board kept reappearing in...
    • Outlaw legend, Indianapolis, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • John Heaton's transcribed interview of Robert Harris. According to Harris, his father once held a knife to his throat and said, "boy, don't you ever think you're that much of a man." He did this because Harris stepped in front of his father so he...
    • The arches

    • Bridges; Arches; Railroad tracks; Suicides; Railroads;
    • This is Jacki E. Secrest's typewritten account of the arches in Putnam County near Greencastle. According to this variant, a teenage couple succumbed to their death in the late 50's, or early 60's.

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