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    • Haunted asylums and sanitariums

    • Asylums; Sanatoriums; Mental health; Psychiatry; Mental institutions; Mentally ill persons;
    • Les Freiberger collected a legend from Ron Butler pertaining to an old house in Columbus, Indiana where they used to house the mentally insane.
    • Normal Advance 1909

    • 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.
    • Spaan, H.N 1916-04-10

    • Socialism; World War, 1914-1918 -- Public opinion;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs on H. N. Spaan, Lawyer letterhead, 04/10/1916. Says that he is positive that the current war will lead to a "tremendous" advance in socialist ideas once the soldiers in the trenches come to realize that the war is at their...
    • Prevey, Marguerite 1921-08-02

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Trials, litigation, etc.;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 8/2/1921. Writes that she saw Eugene V. Debs yesterday afternoon. Assures Theodore Debs that Eugene V. Debs is in good shape both physically and mentally. Remarks that Eugene V. Debs weighs 160 pounds. Tells Theodore Debs...
    • Prevey, Marguerite 1921-11-17

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Trials, litigation, etc.;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 11/17/1921. Tells Eugene V. Debs that he is constantly in her thoughts. Assures Eugene V. Debs that he has been with her mentally even though physically he has been in prison. Writes that she attended a meeting sponsored...
    • Bad babysitter, Vermillion County, Indiana

    • Babysitting; Mentally ill persons; Microwave ovens;
    • Marianne Mack's typewritten account of a babysitting urban legend as collected by Fauniel Mack regarding a couple who hires a babysitter with whom they are unfamiliar. Upon returning home, they discover the girl has put their child in the microwave.
    • Feeble-minded person in Terre Haute, Indiana

    • People with disabilities; People; Legends;
    • Jan Nottoli's transcribed interview of Mary Quillen about a girl named Sharon. According to Quillen, she and Sharon went to the same camp and the girls picked on Sharon. Sharon believed anything that people told her because she was mentally...
    • Licked hand, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Criminals; Mentally ill persons; Dogs;
    • Jim Rilley's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Stephen Baker. In Rilley's variant, an old woman hears of an escaped insane patient and goes to bed with her dog for comfort. Later that night, she reaches down and...
    • 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...
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Thomas Kramer's transcribed interview of Mrs. Sargent about a person who went insane after the death of her child. According to Sargent, a woman near South Lake would light lights for her daughter every night after her daughter's death.
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Dorothy Goldschmidt's transcribed interview of Mrs. John Goldschmidt about a person who went insane following the death of her child. According to Goldschmidt, a woman killed her youngest baby because it was crying. She was never very sane, but it...
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • DeVaughn Stone's transcribed personal account of a woman who went crazy after the death of her son. According to Stone, the woman goes onto the roof of her garage to pray for her dead son.

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