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    • 100 Steps Cemetery, Clay County, Indiana

    • Cemeteries; Stairways; Supernatural; Ghosts;
    • This is a typewritten version of the story of the 100 Steps Cemetery in Clay County, Indiana. This version is told by Keith Favre who says that there are 100 steps leading up to the graveyard, but only 99 steps coming down. If you count 99 steps...
    • Debs, Eugene V. 1920-07-29

    • Condolence notes;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 07/29/1920. Asks Theodore Debs to send a letter of condolence to Margaret Helen Reedy on the death of her husband W. M. Reedy the editor of the ST. LOUIS MIRROR. Says that although W. M. Reedy never agreed with him "he...
    • Debs, Eugene V. n.d. 023

    • Churches; War -- Public opinion;
    • Note to Theodore Debs, n.d. Says that Pope Benedict is the last person to condemn the "militarist passion" brought on by the war. Writes that this "militarist passion" has always been an "essential part" of the "Christian creed." Encloses...
    • Evil eye

    • Evil eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Genevieve Nasser's typewritten account of belief in the evil eye, collected by Joeseph G. Azar Jr. According to belief a person under the curse of the evil eye can remedy their affliction by burning a piece of her effects while she is...
    • Evil eye

    • Evil eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Fr. George Rados's typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye, collected Joseph G. Azar Jr. According to belief, the evil eye is drawn to people by things like compliments. They might have been made out of envy.
    • Evil eye

    • Evil eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Fr. George Rados's typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye collected by Joseph G. Azar Jr. According to the informant, one of the ways to remove the curse of the evil eye is to have a rite performed over the victim.
    • Evil eye

    • Evil eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Joseph G. Azar Sr.'s typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye, collected Joseph G. Azar Jr. According to belief, the Evil Eye will not bother someone with a blue bead in their room.
    • Evil eye

    • Evil eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Fr. George Rados's typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye, collected by Joseph G. Azar Jr. According to belief, if one melts a bullet, holds it near the afflicted person and then drips the molten lead into a bowl of water the lead...
    • Evil eye

    • Evil Eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Diane Faiella's typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye, collected by Jim Allen. This document lists ways to contract and cure the Evil Eye.
    • Evil eye

    • Evil Eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Kathy Kinter's typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye, collected by Jonathan Anderson. According to Kathy, people were placing images of the Evil Eye around the dormitories.
    • Evil eye

    • Evil Eye; Cemeteries; Light; Supernatural;
    • This is Cory Dewing's typewritten variant of the legend of the Evil Eye, collected by Steve A. Koebcke. According to legend, there is a graveyard that reflects the image of an eye when light is shined upon it.
    • Evil eye

    • Evil eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Mrs. M. Guiden's typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye. This document lists several ways to banish the Evil Eye.
    • Evil eye

    • Evil eye; Magic; Supernatural;
    • This is Nellie Colon's typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye, collected by Shannon P. Doyle. This document includes a way to cure the Evil Eye.
    • Evil eye

    • Evil Eye; Magic; Healing; Supernatural;
    • This is Rebecca S. Thompson's typewritten variant of belief in the Evil Eye. This document includes the way to bestow the Evil Eye, as well as several methods for dispersing it.
    • Good versus evil

    • Good & evil; Catholicism; Catholic churches; Priests; Religious services;
    • Mary Catherine O'Neal collected a religious legend from Sister Beatrice pertaining to the Catholic belief in the transubstantiation of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ at mass.
    • Good versus evil

    • Good & evil; Priests; Bibles; Bridge failures; Bridges;
    • Myra Schilling is both the informant and collector in this legend pertaining to a man crossing a bridge that buckled. He attributed his safe passage to the bible he had with him in the front seat.
    • Good versus evil

    • Good & evil; Charity;
    • Mary Catherine O'Neal collected a religious legend from Sister Mary Rosalita pertaining to a family that was very charitable and was rewarded by God because of their kindness.
    • Good versus evil

    • Good & evil; Sick persons;
    • Susan L. Buckingham collected a legend from Becka Jewell pertaining to an epileptic girl who saw Christ and her grandfather just before a very serious surgery.

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