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    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Charles Baldwin's transcribed interview of an anonymous 76 year-old male. This account states that Sheets wanted to be buried with a phone and a bottle of whiskey. The phone was to call in case he woke up, and the whiskey was so he could have a...
    • Folk doctors, Doc Wheat

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • John Mark Harper's transcribed interview of an anonymous 60 year-old male about Doc Wheat. According to this source, Doc Wheat lived in Coxville, Indiana, and he was an actual doctor. He hada medical degree from Indiana University Medical School....
    • Gravity Hill

    • Hills;
    • Kristina St. John collected a legend from an anonymous male pertaining to a hill West of Mooresville in which a vehicle will roll backwards up the hill when in neutral.
    • Normal Advance 1903

    • Journalism; Indiana State Normal School; Indiana State University; Education; Literature; College yearbooks;
    • A monthly journal written and published by the students and faculty of Indiana State Normal School. The last issue of the school year was dedicated to the graduating seniors and printed in the style of an annual yearbook.
    • Big Oak Coal Mine (Blanford, Ind.)

    • Big Oak Coal Mine (Blanford, Ind.); Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Automobiles; Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County;
    • Black and white photograph of four male miners drinking at the same time in front of a building and equipment at Big Oak Coal Mine in Vermillion County, Indiana. A truck with an empty bed is behind them.
    • Davis, Mrs. C. E. 1920-11-07

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Elections -- United States; Socialist Party of the United States of America; Socialists; Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1924; Presidential elections -- United States;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 11/07/1920. Mentions that she heard Debs speak on 07/04/1917 in Verona, Pennsylvania. Says that she was not surprised by the vote the Socialist Party carried in the recent election and looks forward to a landslide...
    • Jamison, E. R. 1918-05-02

    • International Association of Railway Terminal Employees; Strikes;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs on International Association of Railway Terminal Employees letterhead, 5/2/18. Says that he is writing to ask Eugene V. Debs what he thinks about their organization. Tells Eugene V. Debs that the International Association...
    • Quinlivan, Francis Blanche 1920-08-23

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 ; Voting; Poetry
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs on Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company letterhead, 8/23/1920. Writes that this is a red letter day for her because tonight she is going to register to vote so that she can cast her first ballot for Eugene V. Debs...
    • Animal eater, Pleasantville, Indiana

    • Eating & drinking; Cats; Dogs; Pets; Eccentrics;
    • LeAnne Daniels' transcribed interview of a 75 year-old man about an animal eater in Pleasantville, Indiana. The animal eater's name was Os Graham and he was formerly known as the Wild Man of Borneo in a circus. When in the circus, he would eat live...
    • Folk doctors, Doc Cox

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • Charles Baldwin's transcribed interview of an anonymous 76 year-old man about Doc Cox. According to this source, Doc Cox was mostly Indian and lived south of Sullivan, Indiana. He was an herb doctor and he never graduated from high school. The...
    • Cadaver arm, Lake County, Indiana

    • Practical jokes; Arms (Anatomy); Mentally ill persons;
    • Scott Cooper's typewritten variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Audrey Cooper. In this account, a girl goes crazy after her male friends use a cadaver's arm to play a prank on her.
    • Boyfriend's death, Warren County, Indiana

    • Parking; Sounds; Homicides;
    • A transcribed variant of The Boyfriend's Death urban legend as collected by Joyce Guilbeault from an anonymous male informant. In this account, a girl discovers that her boyfriend's throat has been slit when he fails to return from getting help...
    • Vanishing hitchhiker, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Hitchhiking; Religion; Ghosts;
    • A transcribed variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by Suzann Messmer from an anonymous male informant. In this account, a couple picks up a hitchhiker but are uncomfortable at the fact that he does not speak to them. As...
    • Oral history interview, David E. Lewis

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Greene County -- Jasonville -- Interviews; Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Greene County; United Mine Workers of America;
    • Oral history interview with David E. Lewis, who was born in Jasonville, Indiana, in Greene County. Lewis talks about how all his male ancestors were coal miners. He worked in the mines but had problems with the United Mine Workers.
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Ghosts; Tombs & sepulchral monuments;
    • A transcribed account of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by Amy Heleine from an anonymous male informant. According the legend, Stiffy was a dog who died of heartbreak shortly after his master's death. He was then stuffed and placed inside...
    • 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; Dormitories; Ghosts; Elevators; Intoxication;
    • Steven Kyle Evans is both the collector and the Informant in this story about the ghost of Jones Hall. In this story, a male was intoxicated and tried to surf the elevators and he got caught between the elevator beams and died. This happened on the...

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