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THE INFORMANT AND HER SISTER VISITED A PALM-READER
JUST OUTSIDE OF CASSADAGA VALLEY, NEW YORK. THE
LADY SAID THAT ONE OF THE GIRLS WOULD SOON HAVE AN
ACCIDENT. ABOUT A WEEK LATER, THE INFORMANT'S SISTER
WAS INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; RUSHFORD

Subject headings: Prophet / Seer / Soothsayer

Date learned: 07-00-1970

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FLYING SAUCER?

THERE WAS A RUMOR AROUND RUSHFORD, NEW YORK THAT SOMEONE
HAD SEEN A SERIES OF LIGHTS IN THE WOODS OFF OF ONE OF
THE NEARBY ROADS. UPON INVESTIGATION IN THE MORNING,
THE PERSON FOUND A CLEARING IN THE WOODS WHERE A RING
OF CHARRED GRASS WAS FOUND INSIDE A CIRCULAR DITCH
ABOUT FORTY FEET IN DIAMETER.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; RUSHFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Celestial Body

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THE HAUNTED ROOM

THE INFORMANT SAYS THAT THERE IS A ROOM IN HER HOUSE,
FURNISHED WITH VERY OLD FURNITURE, WHICH NO ONE USES.
SHE SAYS IT IS ALWAYS VERY CHILLY, EVEN IN THE SUMMER
AND "GIVES HER THE CREEPS." ONCE, SHE AND SOME FRIENDS
TRIED TO HOLD A SEANCE IN THE ROOM. ONE OF THE GIRLS
STARTED SCREAMING AND PULLING HER HAIR. THE INFORMANT
BELIEVES THE ROOM TO BE HAUNTED.

Submitter comment: GIRL GOES INSANE WHEN SEANCE IS HELD IN CHILLY, HAUNTED ROOM WITH OLD
FURNITURE.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; RUSHFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 07-00-1970

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FLYING SAUCER?

THERE WAS A RUMOR AROUND RUSHFORD, NEW YORK THAT SOMEONE
HAD SEEN A SERIES OF LIGHTS IN THE WOODS OFF OF ONE OF
THE NEARBY ROADS. UPON INVESTIGATION IN THE MORNING,
THE PERSON FOUND A CLEARING IN THE WOODS WHERE A RING
OF CHARRED GRASS WAS FOUND INSIDE A CIRCULAR DITCH
ABOUT FORTY FEET IN DIAMETER.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; RUSHFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Celestial Body

Date learned: 00001962-1963

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THE HAUNTED ROOM

THE INFORMANT SAYS THAT THERE IS A ROOM IN HER HOUSE,
FURNISHED WITH VERY OLD FURNITURE, WHICH NO ONE USES.
SHE SAYS IT IS ALWAYS VERY CHILLY, EVEN IN THE SUMMER
AND "GIVES HER THE CREEPS." ONCE, SHE AND SOME FRIENDS
TRIED TO HOLD A SEANCE IN THE ROOM. ONE OF THE GIRLS
STARTED SCREAMING AND PULLING HER HAIR. THE INFORMANT
BELIEVES THE ROOM TO BE HAUNTED.

Submitter comment: GIRL GOES INSANE WHEN SEANCE IS HELD IN CHILLY, HAUNTED ROOM WITH OLD
FURNITURE.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; RUSHFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 07-00-1970

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