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Brown Mountain lights / Julie Homer, 1966 January 12

Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 1 Item

Scope and Contents note

Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Julie Homer, who collected information from Malcolm Johnson. Lights seen moving through the mountians are attributed to the ghost of a negro slave who is searching for evidence of his master's death so that he can inherit his master's property.


  • 1966 January 12

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 male.

General note

Creator's sex is unknown.

General note

Collector was female.

General note

Collector-informant relationship unknown.

General note

Item collected in Brown Mountains, North Carolina.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States