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    • Animal eater, Brazil, Indiana

    • Eating & drinking; Cats; Dogs; Pets; Eccentrics;
    • Kaylynn Robert's transcribed interview of Ann E. Roberts, Alice Ann Roberts, and Jim Roberts about an animal eater named Goo Black. According to the three informants, Goo Black was an eccentric character. One said he ate garbage, and another...
    • Animal eater, Jasonville, Indiana

    • Eating & drinking; Cats; Dogs; Pets; Eccentrics;
    • Deborah Beauchamp's transcribed interview of Pat Douglas about an animal eater in Jasonville, Indiana. According to Douglas, there is an old woman who catches stray dogs and starves them todeath before eating them.
    • Animal eater, Mt. Vernon, Indiana

    • Eating & drinking; Cats; Dogs; Pets; Eccentrics;
    • Cheryl Ashworth's transcribed interview of Dorothy Ashworth's account of an animal eater in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. According to Ashworth, there used to be an old couple who ate any animal that lived with them. They had pigs, cows, dogs, and cats,...
    • Animal eater, Paoli, Indiana

    • Eating & drinking; Cats; Dogs; Pets; Eccentrics;
    • Barbara Bgham's transcribed interview of Doris Chastain's account of an animal eater in Paoli, Indiana. According to Chastain, a woman in Paoli, Indiana, named Mrs. Shetland, lived near the city dog pound and served dogs and cats to dinner guests.
    • Animal eater, Pleasantville, Indiana

    • Eating & drinking; Cats; Dogs; Pets; Eccentrics;
    • LeAnne Daniels' transcribed interview of a 75 year-old man about an animal eater in Pleasantville, Indiana. The animal eater's name was Os Graham and he was formerly known as the Wild Man of Borneo in a circus. When in the circus, he would eat live...
    • Bootleggers

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Ryan Rushing's transcribed interview of Ruby Rushing's account of bootleggers and moonshiners along with John Dillinger during the 1920's in Parke County, Indiana.
    • Cat lady of Hymera, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Cats; Animals; Witches;
    • Neal Woods' transcribed interview of Scott Dean about the Cat Lady in Hymera, Indiana. According to Dean, the Cat Lady had about twenty cats. People said that she was a witch. There were also rumors that people would have bad luck if they went into...
    • Cat lady of New Castle, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Cats; Animals; Robberies; Death;
    • Lori Butler's transcribed interview of Aaron Wilkinson about the Cat Lady of New Castle, Indiana. According to Wilkinson, the Cat Lady stole cats from other people and she had around 300 animals in her house. When people noticed that she wasn't...
    • 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,...
    • David Watts

    • Legends; People; Eccentric People;
    • Carly Platt's transcribed interview of Larry Platt about David Watts. According to Platt, Watts hitchhikes everywhere. Once a year he goes to Florida and sends fruit to the people who are nice to him.
    • David Watts

    • Legends; People; Eccentric People;
    • Carly Platt's transcribed interview of Larry Platt about David Watts. According to Platt, Watts runs for Sheriff and Mayor in every election. He goes around town wearing bumper stickers that say "VOTE FOR WATTS."
    • David Watts

    • Legends; People; Eccentric People;
    • Carly Platt's transcribed interview of Larry Platt about David Watts. According to Platt, Watts got kicked out of a restaurant once for threatening someone who worked there.
    • David Watts

    • Legends; People; Eccentric People;
    • Carly Platt's transcribed interview of Sherri Manns about David Watts. According to Manns, Watts walked around town with a boombox and hitchhiked everywhere.
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Thomas Kramer's transcribed interview of Mrs. Sargent about a person who went insane after the death of her child. According to Sargent, a woman near South Lake would light lights for her daughter every night after her daughter's death.
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Dorothy Goldschmidt's transcribed interview of Mrs. John Goldschmidt about a person who went insane following the death of her child. According to Goldschmidt, a woman killed her youngest baby because it was crying. She was never very sane, but it...
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • DeVaughn Stone's transcribed personal account of a woman who went crazy after the death of her son. According to Stone, the woman goes onto the roof of her garage to pray for her dead son.
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed personal account of a woman who went insane after the death of her child. According to Riner, the woman went crazy after her baby died and has chased her husband around with an axe. She also tries to dig up her baby's grave.
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Devon Scobee's transcribed interview of Lanni Clifford about a person who went insane after the death of her child. According to Clifford, a woman's husband died and then her son served in World War II. She got notification of her son's death and...
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed personal account of a lady who went crazy after the death of her child. According to Riner, the woman's baby pulled a pot of boiling water on top of itself and died from the burns. The woman blames herself for the accident...

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