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    • Cadaver arm, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Practical jokes; Arms (Anatomy); Mentally ill persons;
    • Debby Wells's typewritten variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Jenny Hutchins. In this account, a nurse goes crazy after her fellow nurses play a prank on her involving an amputated arm.
    • Walling, Sadie M. 1908-11-02

    • Political campaigns
    • Letter to Theodore Debs on Adams Art Association letterhead, 11/02/1908. Tells Theodore Debs that despite what the letterhead says that she is still with WILSHIRE'S MAGAZINE. Says that she received the postcard that Theodore Debs sent from...
    • Mak, Klarenc Wade 1918-03-04

    • Political campaigns; Political parties;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs on Dr. Klarenc Wade Mac, Health Specialist letterhead in reformed spelling, 3/4/1918. Asks that Eugene V. Debs consider giving a speech in Kansas City, Missouri to help with the campaign there. Mentions that he is the...
    • Moonshiners, Vincennes, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition;
    • Lisa Acobert's transcribed interview with William Acobert about moonshiners in Vincennes, Indiana. According to Acobert, whenever the revenuers would come through town he would hide from them because he was scared.
    • Gypsies, Lake County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • James Pasierb's transcribed interview of Al Szymborski about gypsies. According to Szymborski, his mother was scared of gypsies because they might curse a person if the gypsies did not get what they wanted.
    • Indian Joe

    • Legends; People; Indians of North America; Ghosts; Supernatural;
    • Dan McGlone's transcribed interview of Dan Deighton about Indian Joe. According to Deighton, if you want to be scared you should go to Bethesda Cemetery on a full moon. They say that Indian Joe comes out of his grave with his dog and tells stories.
    • Cadaver arm, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Practical jokes; Fear; Arms (Anatomy);
    • Marcia Mankin's transcribed variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Janice Kirby. In this account, a woman is scared so badly when her sister plays a prank on her using a cadaver's arm that she begins to age from shock and fright.
    • Ouija Board, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Bob Robinson's transcribed interview of an anonymous source about an experience with an Ouija Board. According to this source, there was a time he witnessed an Ouija Board give the name "Apollian" as its own. The Ouija Board was saying all kinds of...
    • Ouija Board, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Malissa Johnson's transcribed interview of Meg Cook about Ouija Boards. According to Cook, she used an Ouija Board at a slumber party. The girls there got scared after a little while so they put away the Ouija Board.
    • Ouija Board, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Malissa Johnson's transcribed interview of Kayley Kinsall about an experience with an Ouija Board. According to Kinsall, an Ouija Board told her about things from her childhood that no one knew about. She was very scared and now stays away from...
    • Ouija Board, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Granville Hayworth's transcribed interview of Joe Hine about an experience with an Ouija Board. According to Hine, he and his friends spoke with a spirit who gave them a sign she was there. The group of friends was very scared by this sign.
    • Ouija Board, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Stephanie Nyikos' transcribed inteview of Ralinda Inman about her experience withan Ouija Board. According to Inman, an Ouija board kept requesting that she and her roommate play with it. After going back to the board, it flew off the table and the...
    • Ouija Board, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Stephanie Nyikos' transcribed interview of Stephen Frazier about his experience with an Ouija Board. According to Frazier, he and his brother worked the board and his cousin didn't believe it. When they let their cousin place his hands on the...
    • Ouija Board, Indianapolis, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Kelly Bridgewater's transcribed interview of Lynn Sweet about her experience with an Ouija Board. According to Sweet, she and a group of friends were contacted by the devil through an Ouija Board. The experience scared her and she never used an...
    • Ouija Board, Winamac, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Mary Weldon's transcribed interview of Elizabeth Weldon about her experience with an Ouija Board. According to Weldon, she and a friend were frightened by an Ouija Board after they asked where the answers were coming from. The Ouija spelled...
    • Ouija Board, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Stephanie Nyikos' transcribed interview of John Raines about his experience with an Ouija Board. According to Raines, he and a group of friends tried to contact the spirit of a man who killed his family. Some of the friends went into hysterics and...
    • Bloody Mary, Marshall County, Iowa

    • Witches; Mirrors; Rites & ceremonies;
    • Deborah Laverty's transcribed variant of the Bloody Mary urban legend as collected by herself. Laverty describes the story of Mary Worth, a witch who was supposedly burned at the stake. She goes on to describe the ritual one goes through in order...
    • Outlaw legend, Mecca, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • James Slaven, Jr's transcribed interview of James Slaven, Sr about an outlaw legend from Mecca, Indiana. According to Slaven, some guys once tried to steal his hunting dogs, and he scared them off by firing a shot over their heads.
    • Bigfoot, Marion County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals; Devil;
    • This transcribed account from Dorothy Orebaugh as recorded by Tyler Orebaugh is about Dorothy's use of a scary Bigfoot like creature called "The Critter" which would carry off ill-mannered children to make her children house-trained. Dorothy was...

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