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    • Plummer's Creek

    • Streams; Drowning; Drowning victims; Fires; Pianos; Accidents;
    • Cheryl Bickel wrote an article in the community affairs file of the Vigo County Library pertaining to the legend of Plummer's Creek in which a young women disappeared after he hair caught on fire and was never found.
    • Hatchetman's cemetery

    • Legends; People; Cemeteries; Ghosts; Axes; Homicides;
    • Jessica Marcum's transcribed interview of Jerry Chapman about Hatchman's Cemetery. According to Chapman, the Hatchetman killed his wife and child and now haunts the cemetery near his shack.
    • MacDonald, A 1930-04-07

    • Greeting cards
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 4/7/1930. Writes that he appreciated the Christmas greeting that Theodore Debs sent him. Says that his light went out when his wife died. Mentions that when he came back to Scotland to visit his boyhood haunts he brought...
    • Jesse James

    • Legends; People; Criminals;
    • Angela Hustedt's transcribed interview of Mike Kerins about Jesse James. According to Kerins, Jesse James used to hide out near Raccoon Lake in Rockville, Indiana. Kerins states that when James was shot, he was buried in a cave by Raccoon Lake and...
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Cinsy Thomas's transcribed interview of Shelly Greenberg about Abe Lincoln. According to Greenberg, Lincoln still lives in the White House. He haunts the entire house and people have seen him.
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Ghosts; Lights; Accidents; Hills; Supernatural;
    • This is Tommy Jones's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana, collected by Ron Brush. According to Tommy, he knew the man who now haunts the hill, and his name was John Will Thompson.
    • Gypsies, Green County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Inez Spainhower's transcribed interview of Connie Dayhoff about gypsies. According to Dayhoff, a mother thought that gypsies kidnapped her daughter and died of a broken heart. Now her spirit haunts places where gypsies are camping.
    • Hatchetman's cemetery

    • Legends; People; Cemeteries; Ghosts; Axes; Homicides;
    • Raychel Tindall's transcribed interview of Jared Parsons about Hatchetman's Cemetery in Marshall, Illinois. According to Parsons, there was once a man who lived on Macke Road across from the Macke Cemetery. The man went insane and killed his wife...
    • Murdered spouses

    • Legends; People; Homicides; Spouses; Murder victims; Fire; Suicides;
    • This anonymous account of murdered spouses tells the story of J. Garber and his wife. Garber found his wife having an affair, and he killed the young man and his wife. After mourning her for years, he set fire to his house and killed himself. The...
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Universities & colleges; Ghosts; Supernatural; Dormitories;
    • Jennifer Breeze's transcribed account of a ghost who supposedly haunts Pickerl Hall at Indiana State University as collected by Cheryl Ashworth. Breeze describes her roommate, who had a supernatural experience with the ghost, and goes to say that...
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Universities & colleges; Ghosts; Supernatural; Dormitories;
    • This is a transcribed account by Doug Sandhage as collected by Connie Kirkpatrick about a female ghost which haunts the hallways of Pickerl Hall at Indiana State University. The ghost supposedly walks up and down the hall, screams, and scratches on...
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Ghosts; Dormitories; Universities & colleges;
    • This is a transcribed account of Jeff Cleaver by William E. Briggs about a ghost which haunts Rhoads Hall at Indiana State University. A male ghost is reported to produce tappings between two dorm rooms, where in life a man fell to his death during...
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Elevators; Dormitories;
    • Bob Robinson collected a story from Informant III in regards to Jones Hall at Indiana State University. It involves a girl who was supposedly pushed down the stairs and now haunts the building. This story also involves an elevator that randomly...
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Janitors; Dormitories;
    • Cindy Kennedy is both the collector and the informant in this legend about a ghost living on the sixth floor of Erickson Hall. In this legend, a very protective male janitor passed away and still haunts the floor. One can smell his cigar smoke at...

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