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Haunted house / John Scott, 1982

Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 5 Item

Scope and Contents note

Report by Utah State University folklore student John Scott, who collected information from Valerie McKinnon. A young boy hangs himself in the attic of his house. Eventually the beam he hangs himself from breaks. Occasionally a green light can be seen through the boards of the attic window, and the cracking of a wooden beam can be heard.


  • 1982

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 male.

General note

Collector was informant's friend.

General note

Item collected in Big Bear Lake, California.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States