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    • 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.
    • BSU campus legends, Delaware County, Indiana

    • Axes; Dormitories; Ball State University;
    • Kenneth E. Hass collected a story from Jackie Wenzlaff pertaining to the Hatchet Man that was rumored to be at Ball State. The hatchet man was supposed to kill girls that live in dorms that begin with the letters C or S. These events occurred at...
    • Buried treasure

    • Treasure hunts; Treasure chests; Homicides; Money;
    • Jane Long is both the informant and collector in this legend pertaining to a supposed fortune that is buried underneath a house in Vincennes.
    • Buried treasure

    • Treasure hunts; Treasure chests; Indians of North America; Caves;
    • Kathy Patterson collected a legend from Steve Roswell pertaining to some buried treasure that is supposed to be buried underneath a cave that was left by the Indians.
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Bridges; Infants; Drowning; Supernatural;
    • This is Linda Kitchell's typewritten account of the legend of Crybaby Bridge near Gary in Lake County Indiana, collected by Janice Kirby. According to legend, one is supposed to be able to see a baby floating in the water near the bridge on certain...
    • Drunk and hangover superstitions

    • Alcohol; Medicines; Intoxication; Hangovers;
    • This is Amber Sauer's typewritten remedy for preventing exceptional drunkenness collected by herself in Terre Haute, Vigo County. According to the cure, before drinking one is supposed to drink vegetable oil to coat the stomach.
    • Face in the wall

    • Legends; Terre Haute (Ind.); Death; Faces; Automobile racing; Automobile driving; Automobiles; Fruitridge Avenue (Terre Haute, Ind.); Hulman Street (Terre Haute, Ind.);
    • Jeffrey Cobb's transcribed interview of Becky Davidson about the Face in the Wall in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Davidson, a girl was killed in a car accident and her face appeared on the wall after the wreck.
    • Face in the wall

    • Legends; Terre Haute (Ind.); Death; Faces; Automobile racing; Automobile driving; Automobiles; Fruitridge Avenue (Terre Haute, Ind.); Hulman Street (Terre Haute, Ind.);
    • Mark Marshall's transcribed interview of Barbara Carney about the Face in the Wall in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Carney, the face on the wall is a result of a car accident. Also, if someone touches the face, they are supposed to die within...
    • Foster, William Z 1923-09-05

    • Trade Union Educational League (U.S.); Newspapers; Political parties; Labor unions;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs on Trade Union Educational League letterhead, 09/05/1923. Says that he wants to know if the statement by Eugene V. Debs that appeared in the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS on 09/05/1923 was true. Writes that it concerns Eugene V....
    • Gypsies, Clay County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Tamara Sturm's transcribed interview of Rita Spittler about gypsies in Poland, Indiana. According to Spittler, there was an old gypsy camp site across the street from the Girl Scout camp in Poland, Indiana, and there were steps down into the empty...
    • Hatchetman's cemetery

    • Legends; People; Cemeteries; Ghosts; Axes; Homicides;
    • Raychel Tindall's transcribed interview of Jared Parsons about Hatchetman's Cemetery in Marshall, Illinois. According to Parsons, there was once a man who lived on Macke Road across from the Macke Cemetery. The man went insane and killed his wife...

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