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THERE IS A HOUSE IN VERONA, VIRGINIA AND IF YOU GO THERE AT
NIGHT, YOU CAN SEE THIS MAN IN A CAGE AND HIS WIFE IS BEATING
HIM. HOWEVER, YOU CAN'T FIND THE HOUSE IN THE DAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; VIRGINIA ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; VERONA ; COLLEGE ASSIGNMENT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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AFTER THIS MAN HAD DIED AND WAS BURIED, HIS DOG KEPT HOWLING
AT HIS GRAVE, SO SOME PEOPLE DECIDED TO UNBURY THE MAN.
WHEN THEY DID, THEY FOUND THAT HE HAD BEEN ALIVE AND USED
ENOUGH FORCE TO PUSH HIS KNEES THROUGH THE COFFIN.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE HAPPENED IN VERONA, VIRGINIA.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; VERONA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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