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Ghost in the graveyard / Sandra Tom, 1978

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

Scope and Contents note

Report by Utah State University folklore student Sandra Tom, who collected information from Roberta Grahm. A couple passing through the graveyard see an epitaph which reads 'A headless man travels far', and take soemthing from the headstone. A headless figure, dripping blood from the neck and dressed in white, appears and chants the same line over and over. The couple runs home, but die the following evening when their heads are severed in a car accident.


  • 1978

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 female.

General note

Creator's sex is unknown.

General note

Collector was female.

General note

Collector was informant's friend.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States