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    • Angels, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Angels; Supernatural;
    • Stephanie L. Bates' transcribed interview of Richard Dustin Doyle's account of supernatual story about a woman who was walking home one night through a park where an escaped convict rapist was said to be. Unaware of the escaped rapist, she prayed...
    • Assailant in the backseat, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Criminals; Fugitives from justice; Automobiles;
    • This is Wendy Eyler's typewritten variant of the Assailant in the Backseat urban legend as collected by Teresa Smith. In this variant, a woman hears about an escaped murderer in her area while she is driving to the store to do some shopping. On the...
    • Curry, Harriet 1921-08-04

    • United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 08/04/1921. Says that her mother Mabel Dunlap Curry told her to call Debs by his first name. Writes that she thought it was disrepectful at first until she realized that she would not call Jesus Mr. Jesus if she met...
    • O'Hare, Frank 1915-12-31

    • Political campaigns;Travel
    • Letter from Eugene V. Debs, 12/31/1915. Tells O'Hare that he feels he should make the Pacific coast trip because it would be bad if he did not since several of his meetings out there last year were cancelled. Says that he is surprised that O'Hare...
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Horses; Light; Ghosts; Hills; Supernatural;
    • This is Karen Goffinet's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County in Brazil Indiana, collected by David Goffinet. According to legend, a man abused horses. He was eventually trampled to death by them after they escaped...
    • Haunted forest, Lake County, Indiana

    • Supernatural;Forests; Fire;
    • Dorothy Goldschmidt transcribed interview of Greg VanDusseldorf's account of a forest that burnt down to make room for a subdivison. Well it was not known that a man lived in the forest. He escaped from the fire and can be seen running around with...
    • Licked hand, Sullivan County, Indiana

    • Fugitives from justice; Homicides; Dogs;
    • John Gianotti's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Chadwanna Jukes. In this variant, two girls are sleeping over with one another when they hear a murderer has escaped from a nearby asylum. That night, the murderer...
    • Licked hand, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Criminals; Mentally ill persons; Dogs;
    • Jim Rilley's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Stephen Baker. In Rilley's variant, an old woman hears of an escaped insane patient and goes to bed with her dog for comfort. Later that night, she reaches down and...
    • Licked hand, Brown County, Indiana

    • Fugitives from justice; Dogs; Homicides;
    • Jonathan Stevens's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Christina Tharp. In this variant, a couple leave their daughter at home with her friend and dog while they go out. When they return home, they discover their...
    • Gypsies, Gary, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • James Hodge's transcribed interview of Mary Ruby about gypsies. Ruby tells a tale of a gypsy man who escaped punishment and ran until he found a place to sleep. When he was given a pillow he placed it under his feet because they had helped him...
    • Boyfriend's death, Putnam County, Indiana

    • Parking; Sounds; Hangings;
    • Christine Robinson's transcribed variant of The Boyfriend's Death urban legend as collected by Kenneth Robinson. In this account, a girl discovers that her boyfriend has been killed and hanged by an escaped convict when he fails to return from...
    • Outlaw legend, Princeton, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • Gene Briner's transcribed personal account of bad guys in Gibson County, Indiana. According to Briner, there was a murderer who escaped from the Gibson County jail in Princeton, Indiana, and was prowling out around Briner's house and his...
    • Outlaw legend, Scottsburg, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • James Takacs' transcribed interview of Leoni Atkins about an outlaw. According to Atkins, there was a man who was going to be hanged at Nuremberg, Germany. His last request was that he be allowed to ride his ow horse around the castle three times....
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Chains; Prisoners; Graves; Supernatural;
    • This is Louise Beckman's typewritten account of the legend of the Bonds Chapel gravestone. According to legend, a convict escaped from prison with a ball and chain around his leg. He made good his escape, but later succumbed to a bullet wound he...

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