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    • Sullivan County (Ind.)--History; Folklore; Tall tales;
    • Sstory about a man named Henry who was the "biggest liar" in town. The story tells of how the men in a mining town would gather at a general store and tell tall tales. Henry was the "biggest liar" in town and one day a few men decided to pay him...
    • Tall tales

    • Tall tales;
    • One typed page which contains a story retold by Jud Storm of Clay City, Indiana. It is about some local farmers and the large size of their crops grown in the Eel River bottoms.
    • Tall tale

    • Parke County (Ind.); Tall tales;
    • One typed page which talks about a person in the Parke County area who used to move around often, and his chickens when sit down with crossed legs and wait to be tied up when they saw him drive the team of horses around the front of the house.
    • Ellis, Mrs. Clara Spalding 1904-02-06

    • Religion
    • Letter from Eugene V. Debs, 2/6/1904. Informs Ellis that he is "so busy with the affairs of this life, so much concerned with the wrongs that exist here, with the suffering that prevails now" that he has "but little time to think of what lies...
    • Outlaw legend, West Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • Jerry Smith's transcribed interview of Henry Smith about an outlaw story from West Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Smith, there was a man from West Terre Haute, Indiana, who was known for his great size and strength. He was seven feet tall and...
    • Bigfoot, Gibson County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals;
    • This is a transcribed account of Joe Fears as recorded by Michael Fears about two men who had been mushroom hunting and encountered a bigfoot-like creature in the woods. The two spotted the creature from behind, and thinking it was another...
    • Bigfoot, Floyd County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals;
    • This transcribed account from Jeff Downs as recorded by Matt Shireman is about Downs' encounter with a bigfoot-like creature while he was on a bike ride. Downs reports meeting a seven-foot tall hairy animal circling about like a dog preparing for...
    • Bigfoot, Brown County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals;
    • This transcribed account from Granville Hayworth as recorded by himself is about a bigfoot sighting he had while stealing traffic signs with his friends. They stole a sign which read "travel at your own risk", and hoping to get a second at the...
    • Bigfoot, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals; Footprints; Fishing; Wabash River;
    • This transcribed account from Bruce Aiken as recorded by Denise Aiken is about Bruce's bigfoot hunting with his friends resulting in the findings of a two-foot long foot print by the Wabash River. One of Bruce's friends also claimed to have seen a...
    • Bigfoot, Cass County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals; Camping;
    • This transcribed account from Ruth Ann Bennet as recorded by Brad Bennet is about the origins of a maintenance man at a youth camp. The camp director supposedly made friends with a bigfoot creature and eventually hired him to work at the camp as a...
    • Bigfoot, Marion County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals; Hunting;
    • This transcribed account by John Wright as told by Jaila Jafarabadi is about Wright's bow-hunting day turning into an encounter with a Bigfoot. Wright tells of how he was sitting up in a bow stand in a tree and that he saw a hairy creature about...
    • Bigfoot, Orange County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals; Warnings;
    • This is a transcribed account by Darlene Beckman about her memory of hearing about the Jolly Green Giant, a monster reported to be eight foot tall with enormous feet. She tells of how people would go searching for this giant in the valley it...
    • Bigfoot, Crawford County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals; Footprints;
    • This is a transcribed account from Janet Archibald as recorded by Tony Ward about a tall, large-footed, man-like monster which has been spotted by couples who had gone parking in the woods. The monster was reported to have physically held back one...
    • Bigfoot, Gibson County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals; Blood;
    • This is a transcribed account by Harold Daum as recorded by himself about a tall, hairy monster which would attack the cars of couples who would go parking. Daum reports that a group of men went to the parking area to try and shoot the monster. The...


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