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The empty casket / Melissa Conklin, 1975

Identifier: FA 2 Item
Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Melissa Conklin, who heard the story from a Sunday school teacher in the late 1960s. The story recounts how when moving remains to a new grave, a cemetery worker opens the casket and finds no body or remains, only an outline in dust.


  • Other: 1975

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 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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States