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KRAKOWIAK (POLISH DANCE)

LIKE THE AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; NOT GIVEN ; HOME ; PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; OHIO ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; GROSSE POINTE ; HARPER WOODS ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; WARREN ; JAPAN ; RUSSIA ; GRAND RAPIDS ; SHIPLE HALL ; GARDEN CITY ; ROYAL OAK ; TOLEDO ; TRENTON ; FARMINGTON ; KALAMAZOO ; CANADA ; ONTARIO ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; MAIL ; INDIANA ; DETROIT, ASSUMED ; TOLD AT HOME ; FERNDALE ; SOUTHFIELD ; TENNESSEE ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL ; HAMTRAMCK ; DEARBORN ; MINNESOTA ; ILLINOIS ; NEW YORK ; FLORIDA ; KOREA ; WISCONSIN ; NEW HAMPSHIRE ; STUDENT UNION ; READING ; AUSTRALIA ; Sylvania ; Sterling Heights ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; OAK PARK ; SOUTHGATE ; STURGEON LAKE ; REDFORD ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA ; ROSEVILLE ; LINCOLN PARK ; TRAVERSE CITY ; HUNTINGTON WOODS ; PONTIAC ; TROY ; PORT CHESTER ; SOUTH AMERICA ; BROOKVILLE ; MONTREAL ; SEOUL ; NORTH OLMSTED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; ERIE ; University of Notre Dame ; FRANKLINVILLE ; TORONTO ; TOLD AT ; TOLD BY ; TOLD IN ; SCRANTON ; MONROE ; GLENVIEW ; MOSCOW ; GULLEY ; FINLAND ; HARBOR BEACH ; HOUGHTON LAKE ; Hudson Lake ; INDIANAPOLIS ; JONESBORO ; KANSASVILLE ; LEXINGTON ; MASSILLON ; MAUCH CHUNK ; MELVINDALE ; MILFORD ; NEW ROCHELLE ; NIAGARA FALLS ; PANAMA CITY ; PATAGONIA ; ARGENTINA ; RESIDENCE HALL ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; TOLD AT HONORS HOUSE ; AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dance

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FROG CITY

THERE'S A HOUSE ABOUT 2 MILEES OUTSIDE THE COUNTY, NEAR
ZIONSVILLE, THAT HAS ALL SORTS OF STRANGE THINGS. IT IS
SURROUNDED BY ROLLED BARBED-WIRE. THERE IS AN ARMED GUARD ON ONE
SIDE OF A DRAWBRIDGE WHICH CROSSES A SMALL CREEK. THERE IS A SIGN
WHICH READS, "CAUTION, MINEFIELD--SURVIVORS WILL BE PROSECUTED."
THERE ARE STREETLIGHTS IN THE MIDDLE OF A CORNFIELD BELONGING
TO THE HOUSE. I BELIEVE THIS BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THERE AND HAVE
SEEN THEM. NO ONE KNOWS WHO LIVES THERE.

Where learned: INDIANA ; INDIANAPOLIS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Permanent and Temporary Dwelling
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Bridge

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THE TEST FAMILY HOUSE

THE TEST FAMILY OWNS MUCH DOWNTOWN REAL ESTATE IN INDIANAPOLIS
AND HAS AN OLD HOUSE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE COUNTY, JUST OUTSIDE
OF TOWN. THE GRANDFATHER'S GHOST IS SAID TO INHABIT
THE NOW EMPTY
HOUSE, THIS IS BECAUSE AT NIGHT, BLUE LIGHTS CAN BE SEEN
FROM THE ROAD, COMING FROM THE WINDOWS. THERE ALSO SEEMS TO BE
A GREAT POPULATION OF CATS INHABITING THE AREA. THE OLD MAN
IS SAID TO HAVE HAD MANY WHILE HE WAS ALIVE. IT IS A POPULAR
LOCAL LEGEND, AND THE HOUSE IS OFTEN VISITED
BY THE CURIOUS;

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT SAID HIS UNCLE USED TO GO THERE IN HIGH SCHOOL.

Where learned: INDIANA ; INDIANAPOLIS

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS

THE TEST FAMILY OWNS MUCH DOWNTOWN REAL ESTATE IN INDIANAPOLIS,
AND HAS AN OLD HOUSE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE COUNTY, JUST OUTSIDE
OF TOWN. THE GRANDFATHER'S GHOST IS SAID TO INHABIT THE NOW EMPTY
HOUSE. THIS IS BECAUSE AT NIGHT, BLUE LIGHTS CAN BE SEEN
FROM THE ROAD, COMING FROM THE WINDOWS. THERE ALSO SEEMS TO BE
A GREAT POPULATION OF CATS INHABITING THE AREA. THE OLD MAN
IS SAID TO HAVE HAD MANY WHILE HE WAS ALIVE. IT IS A POPULAR
LOCAL LEGEND, AND THE HOUSE IS OFTEN VISITED BY THE CURIOUS.

Submitter comment:

THE INFORMANT SAID HIS UNCLE USED TO GO THERE IN HIGH SCHOOL.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: INDIANA ; INDIANAPOLIS

Keyword(s): Blue Lights ; Cats ; Haunting ; Legend ; Lore ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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A DRUNK IS WALKING DOWN A STREET AND SEES TWO NUNS
APPROACHING HIM. AS THEY NEAR HIM, ONE GOES ON
EITHER SIDE. THE DRUNK SAYS TO HIMSELF, "HOW DID
SHE DO THAT?"

Where learned: INDIANA ; INDIANAPOLIS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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IF A PREGNANT WOMAN IS CARRYING HER CHILD LOW THEN HER BABY
WILL BE A BOY.

Where learned: INDIANA ; INDIANAPOLIS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 11-00-1987

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I HEARD SOMEWHERE THAT IT IS BAD LUCK TO WASH YOUR
HAIR ON SUNDAY, BUT GOOD LUCK TO WASH IT ON
MONDAY.

Where learned: INDIANA ; INDIANAPOLIS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2
BELIEF -- Bad luck Body parts and functions

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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FROG CITY

THERE'S A HOUSE ABOUT 2 MILEES OUTSIDE THE COUNTY, NEAR
ZIONSVILLE, THAT HAS ALL SORTS OF STRANGE THINGS. IT IS
SURROUNDED BY ROLLED BARBED-WIRE. THERE IS AN ARMED GUARD ON ONE
SIDE OF A DRAWBRIDGE WHICH CROSSES A SMALL CREEK. THERE IS A SIGN
WHICH READS, "CAUTION, MINEFIELD--SURVIVORS WILL BE PROSECUTED."
THERE ARE STREETLIGHTS IN THE MIDDLE OF A CORNFIELD BELONGING
TO THE HOUSE. I BELIEVE THIS BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THERE AND HAVE
SEEN THEM. NO ONE KNOWS WHO LIVES THERE.

Where learned: INDIANA ; INDIANAPOLIS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Permanent and Temporary Dwelling
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Bridge

Date learned: 05-00-1970

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SCREAMING BRIDGE

THERE IS A RAILROAD TRESTLE CROSSING A CREEK ON THE EAST
SIDE OF TOWN. ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO, A GIRL IS SAID TO
HAVE BEEN RUN OVER BY A TRAIN WHILE WALKING ACROSS THIS
BRIDGE. SOME NIGHTS, USUALLY BETWEEN 11 P.M. AND 3 A.M.
THE SCREAMING OF THE GIRL CAN BE HEARD WHEN A TRAIN
CROSSES OVER THAT BRIDGE.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT SAID SHE WAS THERE ONE NIGHT AND HEARD THE
SCREAMING. SHE SEEMED SCARED JUST TALKING ABOUT IT.
SCREAMING OF GIRL KILLED ON RAILROAD TRESTLE CAN BE HEARD WHEN TRAIN
CROSSES THAT BRIDGE.

Data entry tech comment: PRESUME THIS HAPPENED IN INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.

Where learned: INDIANA ; INDIANAPOLIS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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FROG CITY

THERE'S A HOUSE ABOUT 2 MILEES OUTSIDE THE COUNTY, NEAR
ZIONSVILLE, THAT HAS ALL SORTS OF STRANGE THINGS. IT IS
SURROUNDED BY ROLLED BARBED-WIRE. THERE IS AN ARMED GUARD ON ONE
SIDE OF A DRAWBRIDGE WHICH CROSSES A SMALL CREEK. THERE IS A SIGN
WHICH READS, "CAUTION, MINEFIELD--SURVIVORS WILL BE PROSECUTED."
THERE ARE STREETLIGHTS IN THE MIDDLE OF A CORNFIELD BELONGING
TO THE HOUSE. I BELIEVE THIS BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THERE AND HAVE
SEEN THEM. NO ONE KNOWS WHO LIVES THERE.

Where learned: INDIANA ; INDIANAPOLIS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Permanent and Temporary Dwelling
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Bridge

Date learned: 05-00-1970

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SCREAMING BRIDGE

THERE IS A RAILROAD TRESTLE CROSSING A CREEK ON THE EAST
SIDE OF TOWN. ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO, A GIRL IS SAID TO
HAVE BEEN RUN OVER BY A TRAIN WHILE WALKING ACROSS THIS
BRIDGE. SOME NIGHTS, USUALLY BETWEEN 11 P.M. AND 3 A.M.
THE SCREAMING OF THE GIRL CAN BE HEARD WHEN A TRAIN
CROSSES OVER THAT BRIDGE.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT SAID SHE WAS THERE ONE NIGHT AND HEARD THE
SCREAMING. SHE SEEMED SCARED JUST TALKING ABOUT IT.
SCREAMING OF GIRL KILLED ON RAILROAD TRESTLE CAN BE HEARD WHEN TRAIN
CROSSES THAT BRIDGE.

Data entry tech comment: PRESUME THIS HAPPENED IN INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.

Where learned: INDIANA ; INDIANAPOLIS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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