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Hatch's grave / Jeff Olsen, 1983

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

Scope and Contents note

Report by Utah State University folklore student Jeff Olsen, who collected information from Justin Olsen. In the cemetery there is a large tombstone with the name Hatch on its face and a ball on its top. If you go to the cemetery at midnight of the day Mr. Hatch died, rub the ball, and say 'Mr. Hatch, why are you dead?', the ball will light up and you will hear a voice telling you how Mr. Hatch was murdered by his wife.


  • 1983

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.


1 p.



General note

Informant was male.

General note

Creator's sex is unknown.

General note

Collector was male.

General note

Collector was informant's brother.

General note

Item collected in Heber, Utah.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States