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    • 9/11 Legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Terrorists; Divination; Airplanes;
    • This is a transcribed personal experience narrative as collected by Brian Homsangpradit from himself regarding the events of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001. The informant talks about feeling as...
    • AIDS, Vigo County, Indiana

    • AIDS (Disease); Sex; Deception;
    • This is a variant of an AIDS urban legend as collected from Chung-Shan Cheng by himself. In this variant, he states that a Japanese student attending college in the U.S. decided to go back to Japan after graduating. Before he left, his girlfriend...
    • Avirette, John 1920-11-18

    • Industrial Workers of the World; Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924;
    • Letter to John Avirette from Jack Cosgrove, 11/18/1920. Writes that an upcoming NEW YORK WORLD editorial interview with a man named Scott will discuss the direction from which progress must come. Remarks that it is a direction that the Industrial...
    • Avirette, John 1926-07-21

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Socialism; Socialists;
    • Letter to Thedore Debs, 07/21/1926. Writes that socialists have forgotten about the ""Great Socialist,"" Jesus Christ. Remarks that Karl Marx is like ""the monkey who grabbed too much through the hole; and trapped himself."" Tells Thedore Debs...
    • Avon lady

    • Crimes; Deception; Assistance;
    • This is Steven Collins's typewritten account of the legend of the Avon Lady as collected by Stephen R. Lett. Collins tells the story of an assailant who disguises himself as an Avon saleswoman in order to gain access to a woman's house.
    • Avon lady

    • Crimes; Deception; Assistance;
    • This is Susan May's typewritten account of the legend of the Avon Lady as told by Catherine May. May tells the story of an assailant who disguises himself as an Avon saleswoman in order to gain access to a woman's home.
    • Avon lady

    • Crimes; Deception; Assistance;
    • This is Darlene Beckman's typewritten account of the legend of the Avon Lady as told by Louise Beckman. Beckman tells the story of an assailant who disguises himself as an Avon saleswoman in order to gain access to a woman's home so he can kill her.
    • Baker, Charles, 1920-03-03

    • Prevey, Marguerite; Prisoners; Prisons;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 3/3/1920. Writes that he received Theodore Debs's message to his daughter Marguerite Prevey. Tells Theodore Debs that Marguerite Prevey has spent the last two weeks in prison, pending an extradition hearing. Says that...
    • Baker, Charles, 1925-04-29

    • Prevey, Marguerite; Death;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 4/29/1925. Says that he went to bed after Theodore Debs left him and remained there for 4 days. Writes that life did not seem worth the effort anymore. Tells Theodore Debs that he has pulled himself together only in the...
    • Baker, Charles, 1925-05-02

    • Condolence notes; Prevey, Marguerite; Death;
    • Copy of letter from Theodore Debs, 5/2/1925. Says that he can understand what Baker is going through. Writes that he is glad that Baker is pulling himself together. Tells Baker that only time will bring solace to his heart.
    • Benson, Allan 1915-03-24

    • Peace movements; World War, 1914-1918 -- Protest movements; Appeal to Reason;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 3/24/1915. Writes that he did not think that Eugene V. Debs's criticisms were justified. Says that he does not see himself as the man who Eugene V. Debs described. Remarks that he is sorry if he misrepresented himself in...
    • Bigfoot, Brown County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals;
    • This transcribed account from Granville Hayworth as recorded by himself is about a bigfoot sighting he had while stealing traffic signs with his friends. They stole a sign which read "travel at your own risk", and hoping to get a second at the...
    • Bigfoot, Gibson County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals; Blood;
    • This is a transcribed account by Harold Daum as recorded by himself about a tall, hairy monster which would attack the cars of couples who would go parking. Daum reports that a group of men went to the parking area to try and shoot the monster. The...

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