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IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, THE STATUE OF ST. ANTHONY IS TURNED
UPSIDE DOWN IN A GIRL'S BACKYARD IF SHE DESIRES TO HAVE
A BOYFRIEND. IT REMAINS SO UNTIL HER DESIRE HAS BEEN
FULFILLED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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IN HER HOME IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, THE MAIDS BELIEVE
THAT IF SOMEONE ARGUES OR FIGHTS A GREAT DEAL, HE IS
POSSESSED BY THE DEVIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Keyword(s): SATAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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IN THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC,
CIGUAPA, PEOPLE LIVE. THEIR FEET ARE ON BACKWARDS,
WITH SHARP, RAZOR BLADE HAIR DOWN TO THEIR ANKLES.
THEY GO AROUND TRYING TO KILL PEOPLE. THE ONLY
WAY TO CATCH THEM IS WITH A BLACK DOG WITH FIVE TOES
AND BORN ON THE 7TH MONTH OF THE YEAR. ALL THE DOG HAS
TO DO IS BARK, WHICH WILL PARALYZE THE CIQUAPA, SO
THE CATCHER CAN KILL HIM.

Where learned: HOME ; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed

Date learned: 10-25-1972

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ALL OVER THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, SOME NORMAL PEOPLE,
WHILE ASLEEP, TURN INTO WITCHES. THIS HAPPENS AT
EVERY FULL MOON. THEY TUCK THE NORMAL SKIN UNDER
THEIR NEW SKIN AND GO OUT AND DO EVIL THINGS, I.E.,
EATING BABIES AND PLUCKING THE EYES OUT OF PEOPLE.
BEFORE DAWN, THESE PEOPLE RETURN BACK TO NORMAL
AND REMEMBER NOTHING.

Where learned: HOME ; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Witch Shaman

Date learned: 10-11-1972

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IN THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC,
CIGUAPA, PEOPLE LIVE. THEIR FEET ARE ON BACKWARDS,
WITH SHARP, RAZOR BLADE HAIR DOWN TO THEIR ANKLES.
THEY GO AROUND TRYING TO KILL PEOPLE. THE ONLY
WAY TO CATCH THEM IS WITH A BLACK DOG WITH FIVE TOES
AND BORN ON THE 7TH MONTH OF THE YEAR. ALL THE DOG HAS
TO DO IS BARK, WHICH WILL PARALYZE THE CIQUAPA, SO
THE CATCHER CAN KILL HIM.

Where learned: HOME ; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed

Date learned: 10-25-1972

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ALL OVER THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, SOME NORMAL PEOPLE,
WHILE ASLEEP, TURN INTO WITCHES. THIS HAPPENS AT
EVERY FULL MOON. THEY TUCK THE NORMAL SKIN UNDER
THEIR NEW SKIN AND GO OUT AND DO EVIL THINGS, I.E.,
EATING BABIES AND PLUCKING THE EYES OUT OF PEOPLE.
BEFORE DAWN, THESE PEOPLE RETURN BACK TO NORMAL
AND REMEMBER NOTHING.

Where learned: HOME ; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Witch Shaman

Date learned: 10-11-1972

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