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Collection of legends on unexplained sights, 1960-1987

Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains legends about unexplained or paranormal sights. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University and Utah State University from 1960 to 1987. Most of the items are typewritten, but a few of the older items are handwritten. Many of the items contain a description of how, when, and where they were collected as well as explanations of social and cultural contexts.


  • 1960-1987

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Collection of supernatural non-religious legends must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


39 folders




Arranged in six subseries: 1. Collection of legends on unexplained lights, 1960-2007. 2. Collection of legends on UFOs, 1960-2007. 3. Collection of legends on unidentified objects, 1960-2007. 4. Collection of legends on irregularities appearing in photographs, 1960-2007. 5. Collection of legends on supernatural places, 1960-2007. 6. Collection of legends on unexplained sounds, 1960-2007.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States