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Cellar / Ginger DeRusha, 1987

Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Item

Scope and Contents note

Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Ginger DeRusha, who collected information from Stephanie Coltrin. A child is afraid to go down into the cellar, so his mother calls her pediatrician to ask for advice. He recommends that she lock the boy in the cellar until he overcomes his fear. After reconsidering the matter, the pediatrician goes over to the boy's house to recommend letting him out. When the mother opens the cellar door, all they can find of the boy is his hand clinging to the doorknob.


  • 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.


2 p.



General note

Informant was female.

General note

Creator's sex is unknown.

General note

Collector was female.

General note

Collector was informant's roommate.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States