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    • Belief in outer space, Vanderburgh County, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Extraterrestrial life; Unidentified flying objects;
    • Jerry Reyling's transcribed interview of Pauline Siebe's account of a supernatural encounter with a UFO that appears behind her car in a white light and causes the motor of her car to die and as soon as it leaves, the car starts right back up in...
    • Benson, Allan, 1915-04-01

    • World War, 1914-1918 -- Protest movements; Peace movements; Hillquit, Morris, 1869-1933; Resolutions; Appeal to Reason;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 4/1/1915. Writes that he read Eugene V. Debs's article in the APPEAL TO REASON with pleasure. Says that he is glad that Eugene V. Debs wrote that he accepted the general thrust of his war-referendum idea. Remarks that he...
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Chains; Chapels; Graves; Death; Supernatural;
    • This is Maurice Ragsdale's typewritten account of a gravestone in the Bonds Chapel graveyard near Mitchell Indiana in Orange County. According to legend, if you touch the chains on the gravestone you will die.
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Graves; Chains; Supernatural;
    • This is Christy Wigand's typewritten account of the legend of the Bonds Chapel tombstone collected by Justin Tedrow. According to legend, a man used to murder people with a chain. When he was caught and killed, a chain began to grow on his grave....
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Chains; Graves; Supernatural;
    • This is Chuck Buchanan's typewritten account of a story he knows about a certain tombstone near Orleans Indiana in Orange County. According to legend, a woman was strangled by her husband, who used a chain. Now, a chain marks her gravestone, and...
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Chains; Graves; Death; Supernatural;
    • This is Keith Gilstrap's typewritten account of the legend of the Bonds Chapel tombstone in Orange County Indiana. According to legend there is a chain growing out of this tombstone, and if you touch it you will die.
    • Boyfriend's death, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Parking; Kissing; Death;
    • Joe Manso's transcribed variant of The Boyfriend's Death urban legend as collected by Sue Shirley. In this account, a couple is making out in a field when the boy warns his girlfriend not to look up. She does not, but watches his hair turn white...
    • Cats

    • Cats; Death; Supernatural;
    • Andrea Cole collected a memorate from Lisa Cole regarding a cat which could sense when a person was about to die.
    • Curry, Mabel Dunlap 1945-04-13

    • Debs, Katherine Metzel; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Stone, Irving, 1903-1989; Biography
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 04/13/1945. Writes that the Baur family had to sell their house for taxes. Mentions that Grace Keller wrote her and said that if a biographer of Eugene V. Debs made Katherine Debs his "dear helpmate" she would "die of...
    • Debs, Eugene V. 1921-01-22

    • United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia;
    • Incomplete letter to Theodore Debs, 01/22/1921. Says that at 65 he is "twice as young" as he was "at half that age." Tells Theodore Debs that he is not going to die in prison. Writes that a "red sea of revolutionary blood surges through his...
    • Debs, Eugene V. 1921-11-15

    • United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia; Pardon;
    • Note to Theodore Debs, 11/15/1921. Writes that Dudley Glass is right when he writes that they will "set Gene Debs and others free; at least, they hope to do it, unless they all die of old age before they get round to it." Includes article titled...
    • Face in the wall

    • Legends; Terre Haute (Ind.); Death; Faces; Automobile racing; Automobile driving; Automobiles; Fruitridge Avenue (Terre Haute, Ind.); Hulman Street (Terre Haute, Ind.);
    • Eric Nance's transcribed intervew of Brad Rutledge about the Face in the Wall in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Rutledge, a young boy was killed while riding his bicycle. The wall in front of his house has his image on it now and at night his...
    • Face in the wall

    • Legends; Terre Haute (Ind.); Death; Faces; Automobile racing; Automobile driving; Automobiles; Fruitridge Avenue (Terre Haute, Ind.); Hulman Street (Terre Haute, Ind.);
    • Daniel M. Appel's transcribed interview of John Finnerty about the Face in the Wall in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Finnerty, drag racers killed the son of a wealthy family. The greif-stricken father built the wall. Supposedly, if you touch...
    • Face in the wall

    • Legends; Terre Haute (Ind.); Death; Faces; Automobile racing; Automobile driving; Automobiles; Fruitridge Avenue (Terre Haute, Ind.); Hulman Street (Terre Haute, Ind.);
    • Mark Marshall's transcribed interview of Barbara Carney about the Face in the Wall in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Carney, the face on the wall is a result of a car accident. Also, if someone touches the face, they are supposed to die within...
    • Groom, Bessie 1950-06-19

    • Fans (Persons); Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Debs family; Biography; Stone, Irving, 1903-1989; Publications;
    • Letter to Gertrude Debs, 6/19/50. Writes that she admires both Eugene V. Debs and Theodore Debs because of their "never say die attitude." Says that she thought Irving Stone's ADVERSARY IN THE HOUSE was a "wonderful book." Mentions that she saw...
    • Hell's Gates, Clay County,Indiana

    • Practical jokes; Names; Bridges;
    • Samantha Brown's transcribed interview of Jason Smith's account of a practical joke that he played on a friend at Hell's Gates in Clay County, Indiana. In 2005, Jason Smith decided to prank his fraternity brother by going to Hell's Gates one...

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