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    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Rick Brye's transcribed interview of Carol johnstone about Abe Lincoln. According to Johnstone, Lincoln was not as honest as people would like to think. Johnstone states that Lincoln once defended a man who was accused of killing a black man. The...
    • AIDS, Vigo County, Indiana

    • AIDS (Disease); Hypodermic syringes; Children;
    • This is a transcribed variant of an AIDS urban legend as collected from Krystal Wade by Jonathon Wade. The informant states that her mother heard a story about a little boy at another school who went around poking other students with a needle he...
    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Hiding; Underground railroad; Illinois; Bread & soup lines; Prohibition;
    • Barbara Vlahos's transcribed interview of Missy Smith's about three different stories. The first story is about Al Capone. According to Smith, Capone had a house in Skylar County, Illinois, and he ran liquor through there as a bootlegger. The...
    • Amer Green, Carroll County, Indiana

    • Lynchings; Homicides; Family Curses;
    • Sonia Griffey's transcribed interview of Michael Griffey's account of the story of Amer Green. According to Michael Griffey, Amer Green was accused of kidnapping Luella Mabbitt and killing her. There was a search for Green and he was found in...
    • Animal lover, Washington, Indiana

    • Cats; Dogs; Pets; Pigeons; Animals;
    • Ann Ledgerwood's transcribed interview of Greg Wimmenauer's account of an animal lover in Washington, Indiana. According to Wimmenauer, there was a lady who lived with between fifty and one hundred cats. She never got rid of them because they were...
    • Arabian Cemetery -- epitaphs

    • Cemeteries; Epitaphs; Graves; Montezuma (Ind.);
    • Four typed pages which contain epitaphs found in the Arabian Cemetery located five miles south of Montezuma, Indiana and the Morgan Cemetery located about one and a half miles east of Montazuma.
    • Archeology for Clay County

    • Archeological sites;Indians of North America ;Mounds (Burial);Clay County (Ind.)
    • Four typed pages which contain information on archelolgy in Clay County. Talks about some of the burial mounds said to have been excavated and the items found inside them.
    • Bigfoot, Allen County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals;
    • This transcribed account from Gary Bugge as recorded by Annika Bugge is about the informant's short experience with the Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained (SITU) and how he teamed up with them to look for Bigfoot in the United States....
    • Bigfoot, Pike County, Indiana

    • Monsters;animals
    • This transcribed account by Mrs. Cora Slinker as recorded by Deborah Bates tells of a tall, large-footed monster that lived in the state forest of Pike County. The monster is glimpsed by people and dogs, but is never actually found.
    • Binkley coal mine (Vermillion County, Ind.) newspaper clipping on Joe Marcinko

    • Binkley Mining Company (Vermillion County, Ind.); Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Obituaries; Coal mine accidents -- Indiana -- Vermillion County;
    • Black and white scan which is a newspaper clipping of an unknown source reporting on the death of Binkley Coal Mine # 1 worker Joe Marcinko. According to the article, Joe Marcinko was working as a shot firer (a worker who inserts explosive...
    • Blue hole

    • Lakes; Railroad accidents; Supernatural;
    • This is Jim Fortman's typewritten account of the Blue Hole in Vigo County. He tells of a train that hopped its tracks and landed in the blue hole, never to be found.
    • Blue hole

    • Lakes; Water; Criminals; Shoe stores; Homocides; Prohibition;
    • This is Henry P. Smith's typewritten account of a bootlegger murdered by the Syndicate at a shoe store. It is speculated that the body that was never found was thrown down the Blue Hole.
    • Blue hole, Daviess County, Indiana

    • Water; Lakes; Railroad accidents; Railroad trains; Railroad locomotives; Trestles;
    • This is Maud Forbes' typewritten account of the Daviess County Blue Hole near Washington Indiana. A railroad trestle collapsed and the passing train fell into the hole. The engine was never found.
    • Blue hole, Jackson County, Indiana

    • Lakes; Water; Railroad accidents; Railroad trains;
    • This is Richard Parker's typewritten account of the legend of the Blue Hole in Jackson County, Indiana, where a train derailed and three boxcars were lost in the bottomless hole never to be found.
    • Blue hole, Jackson County, Indiana

    • Lakes; Railroad accidents; Water; Railroad trains;
    • This is Mike Hodapp's typewritten account of the Blue Hole in Jackson County, Indiana near Seymour. A train derailed and fell into the hole. Several cars were retrieved but the locomotive and the engineer were never found.

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