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    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Sue Shirley's transcribed personal account of Martin Piniak. According to Shirley, Martin Piniak lives under a bridge in East Chicago, Indiana. He lives there because he feels guilty about the death of his bride-to-be who was killed in a car...
    • Lovers' leap, Guam

    • Legends; People; Indigenous peoples; Death; Love; Couples;
    • William Jackson's transcribed interview of Frank Jackson about Lovers' Leap. According to Jackson, there was a couple who were not allowed to marry. Since they were not allowed to be married and wanted to be together so badly, the couple tied their...
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Crosses; Suicides; College buildings;
    • This is a transcribed account of Matthew Etter as reported by Kristopher Babic about a suicidal student at Indiana State University who jumped from the top story of Cromwell Hall and of a white cross marks the window he jumped from.
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Suicides; College buildings; Crosses;
    • This is a transcribed account of Caitlin Brewster as recorded by herself about a suicidal resident of Cromwell Hall at Indiana State University and a white cross that appeared underneath the window from which the female resident jumped. The...
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Suicides; College buildings; Crosses; Sounds; Shadows;
    • This is a transcribed account of Kurt Waywood as recorded by Heidi Wells about a female suicidal resident of Cromwell Hall at Indiana State University and a white cross which marked the window from which she jumped. The resident jumped out of the...
    • Goldman, Emma 1925-11-24

    • Soviet Union; Great Britain;
    • Letter to Hamilton Fife, 11/24/25. Says that she has rewritten her letter regarding the conditions prevailing in Russia in hopes that it can now be printed in the DAILY HERALD. Writes that she is not convinced by the reasons Fife gives for not...
    • Haldeman-Julius, Emanuel 1926-01-04

    • Appeal to Reason; Publications; Socialism -- United States -- Newspapers; World War, 1914-1918 -- Protest movements;
    • Letter from Eugene V. Debs, 1/4/26. Says that he is "greatly surprised" by Haldeman-Julius' recent article because of the position it took on prewar radicals. Asks that Haldeman-Julius remember the shameless manner in which the APPEAL TO REASON,...
    • 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 once jumped out a window to avoid having to vote on an issue.
    • Lovers' leap, Alton, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Indians of North America; Indigenous peoples; Death; Love; Couples;
    • Barbara McPherson's transcribed interview of Maude McPherson about Lovers' Leap. According to McPherson, an Indian chief's daughter was in love with an Indian who was crippled and couldn't be a warrior anymore. The chief was going to force her into...
    • Lovers' leap, Alton, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Indians of North America; Indigenous peoples; Death; Love; Couples;
    • Barbara McPherson's transcribed interview of James McPherson about Lovers' Leap. According to McPherson, an Indian chief's daughter loved a warrior from another tribe. They met in secret, but one day someone saw them and told the chief about their...
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Russell Lilly's transcribed interview of Doug Payne about a woman who went insane after the death of her husband and son. According to Payne, the husband died and the woman was ok for a while, but when her son died the woman jumped into a lake and...
    • Ouija Board, Lake County, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Lee Robinson's transcribed interview of Cathy Carrier about an experience with an Ouija Board. According to Carrier, she and some friends had a seance to contact a girl who had jumped in the Calumet River and drowned. Carrier and a friend used her...
    • Outlaw legend, Paoli, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • Duane Benham's transcribed interview of Owen Stout about outlaws in Paoli, Indiana. According to Stout, there was a family named Miller, and they were robbers. They robbed people all over town. No one called the law because in that time it was...
    • Outlaw legend, Scottsburg, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • James Takacs' transcribed interview of Leoni Atkins about an outlaw. According to Atkins, there was a man who was going to be hanged at Nuremberg, Germany. His last request was that he be allowed to ride his ow horse around the castle three times....
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Crosses; College buildings; Suicides;
    • This is a transcribed account of Brian Lancaster as recorded by Christiana H. Siemers about a suicidal resident of Cromwell Hall at Indiana State University. After the resident jumped out of a window of the twelfth floor in Cromwell Hall, a white...
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Crosses; College buildings; Suicides;
    • This is a transcribed account of Melanie Beaver as recorded by Christ Sutton about a suicidal student at Indiana State University and a white cross which marked his area of residence.The student was reported to be so stressed from finals that he...
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • College buildings; Ghosts; Sounds; Suicides; Homicides;
    • This is a transcribed account of Angela McCurdy as recorded by herself about a resident in Cromwell Hall at Indiana State University who has a ghost haunting her room. The resident reports hearing strange tapping noises and her possessions being...
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Graves; Chains; Marriage; Cemeteries; Supernatural;
    • This is Mary R. Walls's typewritten account of the legend of the Bonds Chapel tombstone in Orange County Indiana as collected by Lois K. Walls. According to legend, a woman's husband died and she jumped in the grave with him. They were both wearing...

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