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Abandoned buildings -- Folklore

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of legends on revenants in or around deserted structures, 1967-1988

 Sub-Series
Identifier: FA 3 Series 1 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains legends about revenants appearing in or around deserted structures. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah from 1960 to 2007. Most of the items are typewritten, but a few of the older items are handwritten. Many of the items contain a description of how, when, and where they were collected as well as explanations of social and cultural contexts.

Collection of legends on unexplained happenings in deserted houses or other structures, 1966-1984

 Sub-Series
Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains legends about unexplained happenings in deserted houses or other deserted places. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University and Utah State University from 1966-1984. Most of the items are typewritten, but a few of the older items are handwritten. Many of the items contain a description of how, when, and where they were collected as well as explanations of social and cultural contexts.

Derrith Lynn report on the haunted farmhouse, 1966 January

 Item
Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Item 2.2.2.3.5.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Derrith Lynn, who collected information from Tom Hart. A group of boys go to a farmhouse that has a reputation for being haunted. Inside, the shadows start moving and they run for the exit. One of the boys falls and breaks his leg. The next day another group of kids have the same experience and one of them breaks his arm.

Eastland's haunted house / De Ann Richardson, 1984

 Item
Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Item 2.2.2.3.1.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Utah State University folklore student De Ann Richardson, who collected information from Penny Johnson. There is a house in Eastland where a man went crazy and killed his wife and child before hanging himself. Inside the house you can see the child's toys appear and disappear, hear the wife crying, and the husband moaning.

Haunted house / Marjorie Yost, 1971 November

 Item
Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Item 2.2.2.3.6.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Marjorie Yost, who collected information from Bob Moses. A house is commissioned by a widow for her dead husband. She is committed to a mental institution before the house can be completed. Over the years, the materials beside the house disappear, and are integrated into the house according to the blueprints, even though there are no longer workers commissioned to finish the construction.

Reams mansion / Venna Kaye Beck, 1971 July 5

 Item
Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Item 2.2.2.3.3.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Venna Kaye Beck, who collected information from Clare Beck. Three minor experiences are related about the Reams Mansion. In one, a boy throws a rock through the window, and it is thrown back out at him. The second details a large cement casket in the basement. The last is about a perpetually rocking chair.

The house at Lake Eliza / Bob Bainer, 1980 January

 Item
Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Item 2.2.2.3.2.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Utah State University folklore student Bob Bainer. An old woman lives in a house with her dog. After several days of not seeing her, the neighbors go in to check on her. They find her dead, apparently from a heart attack, and her dog with its head cut off. If you go into the house at midnight and hear the bark of a dog, you will die of a heart attack. A couple friends decide to check out the house.

The house with no wind / Rebecca S. Blackwell, 1975

 Item
Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Item 2.2.2.3.4.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Rebecca S. Blackwell, who collected information from Sandra Crane. There is a partially burnt out house in Rexburg where people say the owner shot his wife and set the house ablaze before hanging himself. Whenever wind blows through the town, it never touches this house.

The red spot / Ruth Clench, 1972

 Item
Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Item 2.2.2.3.7.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Ruth Clench, who collected information from Deborah Pennington. A woman is found with her throat slit on the lawn of her house. Whenever it rains, a red stain appears on the grass where her body was found.