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    • 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...
    • Keller, Jean 1919-02-17

    • Curry, Mabel Dunlap, 1868-1947; Newspapers; Prevey, Marguerite; Thank-you notes; Writing;
    • Letter from Eugene V. Debs, 2/17/19. Writes that Mabel Dunlap Curry showed him Keller's story that appeared in the MINNESOTA DAILY on 12/17/18. Says that he agrees with Mabel Dunlap Curry that the story was "real literature." Mentions that he read...
    • Licked hand, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Criminals; Homicides;
    • Jane Negangard's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Jayliene Davis. In this variant, a girl discovers the dog she is caring for is dead in the bathroom and finds a note from the killer.
    • Licked hand, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Homicides; Dogs; Criminals;
    • Linda Norris's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Jayliene Davis. In this variant, a girl discovers that her grandparents and dog have been killed by an intruder after believing the dog has been licking her hand.
    • Beehive hairdos, Marion County, Indiana

    • Hairstyles; Beehives; Insects;
    • Cassandra Brooks's typewritten variant of the Beehive Hairdo urban legend as collected by herself. She states that she heard the story in high school about a girl who did not comb out her beehive hairstyle for months. Subsequently, a classmate...
    • 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...
    • Boyfriend's death, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Parking; Sounds; Hangings;
    • Greg Sizelove's transcribed variant of The Boyfriend's Death urban legend as collected by Craig L. Humphrey. In this account, a girl discovers that her boyfriend has been hanged when he fails to return from getting help after their car breaks down.
    • Bigfoot, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals; Camping;
    • This transcribed account from Chad Norris as recorded by Chris Kemp is about a camping trip Norris heard of in which the campers heard a loud roar in the early morning and that there were reports from other campers who claimed to have "sen it up...
    • Buried treasure

    • Silver; Indians of North America -- Indiana Territory; Treasure hunts;
    • Charles Fraze collected a legend from Curtis McBride pertaining to silver buried by the Indians in Silverville that nobody has found.

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