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    • Vanishing hitchhiker, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Hitchhiking; Ghosts; Coats;
    • Phillip Edward Vaughn's transcribed variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by David R. Vaughn. In this account, the informant describes meeting a young woman on the side of the road who asks to be driven home. He gave her his...
    • Vanishing hitchhiker, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Hitchhiking; Accidents; Ghosts;
    • A transcribed variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by Pam Townsend from an anonymous informant. In this account, the informant describes a girl who was killed in a car accident along a certain stretch of road. People now...
    • Scrapbook no. 28

    • Sullivan County (Ind.)--History; Maple, James B. (James Brian), 1879-1970;
    • Dr. James B. Maple was a local doctor and historian who in his spare time researched early Vincennes and Sullivan newspapers for items concerning Sullivan Co. He clipped items and took notes and filled 42 volumes of scrapbooks which have a...
    • Pearl Bryan

    • Homicides; Pregnancy; Abortion; Haunting; Supernatural;
    • Justin Schwab's transcribed interview of Alisha A. Harms' account of Pearl Bryan's murder in Kentucky. Pearl Bryan was from Greencastle, Indiana, and was a student at DePauw University. The location of her murder is supposedly haunted.
    • AIDS, Vigo County, Indiana

    • AIDS (Disease); Sex; Deception;
    • This is a transcribed variant of an AIDS urban legend as told by an anonymous informant to Michael Grilley. The informant states that students on spring break contract AIDS from partners who keep their AIDS a secret.
    • AIDS, Vigo County, Indiana

    • AIDS (Disease); Sex; deception
    • This is a transcribed variant of an AIDS urban legend as collected by Michael Grilley from an anonymous informant. The informant states that students who are on spring break would engage in intercourse with a person infected with AIDS. The infected...
    • Edna Collins Bridge, Putnam County, Indiana

    • Bridges; Ghosts; Supernatural;
    • Jessica Vencel's transcribed account of a supernatural experience regarding a covered bridge in Putnam County, Indiana, that is supposedly haunted as collected by Shelly Sponsel. The informant recounts strange occurrences happening in her dorm room...
    • Boyfriend's death, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Parking; Sounds; Hangings;
    • Robert Deal's transcribed variant of The Boyfriend's Death urban legend as collected by Tim Gorman. In this account, a girl discovers that her boyfriend has been skinned and hanged after he fails to return from getting more gasoline for their car.
    • Relative's cadaver, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dead persons; Auctions; Mentally ill persons;
    • A transcribed variant of the Relative's Cadaver as collected by Erin Pringle from an anonymous informant. In this account, the informant describes a female medical student who fainted upon realizing that the cadaver her class was to work on was her...
    • Vanishing hitchhiker, Knox County, Indiana

    • Hitchhiking; Weddings; Ghosts;
    • Jannet Clem's transcribed variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by Margaret Downer. In this account, the informant describes a woman who will get into your car and tell you where she wants to go. However, before you reach...
    • 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...

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