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    • Spook Light Hill

    • Cows; Ghosts; Aged persons; Light; Hills; Supernatural;
    • This is Holly Kirkman's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana, collected by Loretta Thompson. According to legend, an elderly couple raised cattle in a field in the area. One night they lost a cow...
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Hills; Cows; Light; lanterns; Ghosts; Searching; Supernatural;
    • This is Larry Mager's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana, collected by Beth Mager. According to legend, an elderly couple lived out on the hill, and lost a cow one day. The man insisted that the...
    • Disappearance of Billy Martin

    • Kidnappings; Missing Children; Disappearances; Brazil (Ind.); Carnival;
    • Annis Scobell's transcribed account of beliefs surrounding the disappearance of Billy Martin. According to Scobell, Billy Martin went missing from a carnival in Brazil, Indiana. A "carni-guy" was suspected. The ponds near the park were searched as...
    • Animal eaters, Southern Indiana

    • Eating & drinking; Cats; Dogs; Pets;
    • Jacque Burbank's transcribed interview of Karla Keller's account of an animal eater in Southern Indiana. According to Keller, there is a strange old couple who kills stray dogs and then eats the dog meat.
    • Boyfriend's death, Edgar County, Illinois

    • Parking; Sounds; Hangings; Decapitations;
    • A transcribed variant of The Boyfriend's Death urban legend as collected by Jason Woodyard from an anonymous female informant. In this account, an elderly woman discovers that her husband has been decapitated and hanged when he fails to return from...
    • Vanishing hitchhiker, Veracruz, Mexico

    • Hitchhiking; Homicides; Ghosts;
    • Luis Alberto Gonzalez Robles's transcribed variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by Ashley N. Holt. In this account, a cab driver in Mexico picks up a woman who asks for help because someone is trying to harm her. He takes...
    • 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...
    • Good versus evil-devil worship

    • Good & evil; Devil; Supernatural; Supernatural beings; Supernatural practices;
    • Cathie Bryant collected a story from Sheila Fagg pertaining to an elderly women being tortured by an evil presence that she believed to the the devil. These events occurred in Lewis, Indiana.
    • Good versus evil

    • Religion; Good & evil;
    • Jan Dowell collected a legend from Mary A. Dowell pertaining to an elderly women who had a rosary in a pebble box that she used everyday, and after death her son opened the box and all that was present were two stones.
    • Haunted asylums and sanitariums

    • Asylums; Diseases; Aged persons; Fires;
    • Donna Elmer collected a legend from Clemmet Watts pertaining to an old asylum in the neighborhood of Lawrenceburg in Indianapolis, Indiana in which an elderly lady burned to death in her wheelchair.
    • Faceless nun

    • Nuns -- Indiana --Legends; Sisters of Providence (Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.); Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College;
    • This is a typescript of an oral history interview with Rosemary Nudd about the Faceless Nun at St. Mary-of-the-Woods college in Indiana.
    • Normal Advance 1903

    • 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 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.

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