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    • AIDS, Vigo County, Indiana

    • AIDS (Disease);
    • John Garner's transcribed interview of Lisa Ladson's account of a story where girl got aids from her boyfriend and did not find out until he had given her a gift that was a black coffin with a note inside that stated "Welcome to A.I.D.S"
    • Angels, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Angels;Supernatural; Ghosts;
    • Stephanie L. Bates' transcribed interview of Richard Dustin Doyle's account of a supernatural story about a man who saw his dieing father in a hospital room and came to find out that his father died earlier that morning.
    • Bad babysitter, Daviess County, Indiana

    • Babysitting; Dead persons; Infants;
    • Karen Steen's handwritten account of a babysitting urban legend as collected by Bette Graber regarding a couple who leaves their child in its high chair for the babysitter so they can catch their plane. The babysitter believes the couple has taken...
    • Bad babysitting, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Babysitting; Ovens; Narcotics;
    • Sally Kuhlmeier's typewritten account of a babysitting urban legend as collected by Karin Oing regarding a couple who leaves their child in the care of two teenagers. When they return home, they find the teenagers are high and have roasted baked...
    • Bigfoot, Crawford County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals; Footprints;
    • This is a transcribed account from Janet Archibald as recorded by Tony Ward about a tall, large-footed, man-like monster which has been spotted by couples who had gone parking in the woods. The monster was reported to have physically held back one...
    • Bigfoot, Howard County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals;
    • This transcribed account by Kurt Earlywine as documented by Paul Tucker is about Earlywine's sighting of a "large man like beast" standing by the roadway while he was driving at night. Earlywine was reported to get out of his car and hear a...
    • Bigfoot, Knox County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals;
    • This transcribed account by James Robert Pinkstaff as recorded by Marita N. Pinkstaff is about how a friend's wife had an experience with a Bigfoot in her back yard. She showed grainy photos to the informant and convinced him to go with her and her...
    • Blenko, Sarah, 1933-12-10

    • Death; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Death and burial;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 12/10/1933. Says that her husband has died. Asks that Theodore Debs find out if Katherine Debs would mind if her husband's ashes were spread over Eugene V. Debs's grave.
    • Blue hole, Kent Count, Michigan

    • Lakes; Water; Supernatural; Indians of North America;
    • This is Delana Good's typewritten account of a story of a Blue Hole located near Sparta in Kent County, Michigan. An Indian man and woman were out in their canoe when the maiden vanished, and none have been able to find her body since it's...
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Graves; Chains; Supernatural;
    • This is Dave Brook's typewritten account of the legend of Bonds Chapel collected by Cheryl Miller. According to legend, a man was out traveling and when he returned home he saw his wife with another man. He murdered them both with chains. He...
    • Boyfriend's death, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Parking; Sounds; Hangings;
    • Betty Bower's transcribed variant of The Boyfriend's Death urban legend as collected by Barbara Long. In this account, a couple's car breaks down and the boy leaves to find tools at the nearest house. When he fails to return, his girlfriend...
    • Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters 1926-07-15

    • Pullman Strike, 1894; Labor unions; Poverty; Public speaking;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs on Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters letterhead, 07/15/1926. Writes that the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters is attempting to organize the Pullman porters. Tells Eugene V. Debs that "these workers are all Negroes, who...
    • Buried treasure

    • Money; Treasure hunts; Treasure chests; Robberies; Dogs;
    • Carl R. Cottrell collected a legend from Trey Luken pertaining to an old man that was being robbed and the robbers were unable to find his money.
    • Clark, David H. 1921-10-07

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Employment; United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs on Southern Textile Improvement Company letterhead, 10/07/1921. Tells Eugene V. Debs that his wife, the sole supporter of the family, was fired from the Martel Cotton Mill in Atlanta, Georgia and that he must find himself...
    • Cohen, Joseph E., 1944-05-10

    • Labor leaders; Labor unions; Law & legal affairs; Democratic Party (U.S.);
    • Letter to Theodore Debs on CIO Political Action Committee letterhead, 05/10/1944. Says that the state chairman of the CIO Political Action Committee, Joseph A. Donoghue, is a "New Deal Democrat." Writes that the purpose of the CIO Political...
    • Cooper, Marguerite Debs 1924-11-12

    • Debs family;
    • Letter from Theodore Debs, 11/12/1924. Says that one of Marguerite Debs Cooper's friends, Sara, said that she was going to visit Theodore and Gertrude Debs, but never came. Asks that Cooper find out from Sara what happened. Mentions that he...

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