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    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Chains; Graves; Supernatural;
    • This is Dawn A. Terwiske's typewritten account of the legend of the Bonds Chapel tombstone collected by Jeff Nonte. According to legend, a man died in a car wreck and his gravestone now has a chain etched into the side. There are also a few lesser...
    • List of Mayors of Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Mayors; Terre Haute (Ind.);
    • Photograph of a plaque containing the names, dates, and political parties of mayors of Terre Haute, Indiana through 2004. Some names are spelled differently than on the pictures. Dates served are different on some, and there are 5 mayors listed...
    • Greenwood, Victor L 1921-02-17

    • Fans (Persons); Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Political prisoners; Prisons; Prison sentences; Public speaking; United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 2/17/21. Says that he will be returning under a separate cover the book Theodore Debs lent him on the conditions at the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia. Writes that his lecture on political prisoners has been...
    • Guthrie, W.N. 1925-03-12

    • Public speaking; Churches;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs on St. Mark's In-the-Bouwerie letterhead, 3/12/25. Says that he would like Eugene V. Debs to speak to the people of Manhattan, New York so that they can see for themselves that Eugene V. Debs is not a "limb of Satan" but a...
    • Hornung, Henri 1948-01-30

    • Banks; Terre Haute (Ind.); Debs, Gertrude Toy; Cooper, Marguerite Debs; Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce;
    • Letter from Pearl York Gibson on Terre Haute, Indiana Chamber of Commerce letterhead, 1/30/48. Writes that the banks in listed in the 1880 Terre Haute, Indiana City Directory were the First National Bank, McKeen and Company, the National State...
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Accidents; Bridges; Infants; Crying; Supernatural;
    • This is Julie Adams's typewritten variant of the legend of crybaby bridge in Clark County near Charlestown Indiana, collected by Amy E. Smith. According to legend, a woman and her baby were driving and slid off the road. Now one can hear a baby...
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Infants; Bridges; Crying; Supernatural;
    • This is Michael Pea's typewritten variant of the legend of crybaby bridge, collected by Brian Lam. According to legend, one can hear a baby crying under the bridge.
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Hills; Light; Flashlights; Ghosts; Supernatural;
    • This is Zachary Zebrowski's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana, collected by Thomas B. Wiggins Jr. According to legend, a little girl was killed near the area of Spook Light Hill and now her...
    • 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...
    • Ed Gein

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Serial murderers; Death; Dismemberment; Cannibalism; Grave robbing; Necrophilia;
    • Barbara Birchfield's transcribed interview of Mary Tudor about Ed Gein. According to Tudor, there was a man in Wisconsin who killed women and made lampshades out of their skin. When he was caught, they found a human heart boiling on the stove.
    • Ed Gein

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Serial murderers; Death; Dismemberment; Cannibalism; Grave robbing; Necrophilia;
    • John Coleman's transcribed interview of Kathie Buhr about Ed Gein. According to Buhr, there was a man who was butchering women and selling their meat to other people.
    • Ed Gein

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Serial murderers; Death; Dismemberment; Cannibalism; Grave robbing; Necrophilia;
    • Austin Wathen's transcribed interview of Phil. According to Phil, Ed Gein lived in Wisconsin and used to dig up fresh graves. He dug up the graves so he could eat the hearts and livers from the bodies. Phil also told some jokes about Ed Gein.
    • Ed Gein

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Serial murderers; Death; Dismemberment; Cannibalism; Grave robbing; Necrophilia;
    • Bob Wilberg's transcribed personal account of the story of Ed Gein. According to Wilberg, Ed Gein lived in Plainfeild, Wisconsin, and dug up bodies from several graves. Gein also killed a woman and hung her in his shed just like a deer. Wilberg...
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Chains; Graves; Supernatural;
    • This is Kelly Leighty's typewritten account of the legend of the Bonds Chapel tombstone collected by Jeff Pruitt. According to legend, when the chain on the side of the tombstone reaches the ground the world is supposed to end.

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