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Parapsychology -- Folklore

 Subject
Subject Source: Rbtyp

Found in 202 Collections and/or Records:

The castle / Pam McConkie, 1980

 Item
Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Item 2.2.1.0.7.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Pam McConkie, who collected information from Eileen Mckee. The residents of a castle in Scotland get in a fight and the woman falls from one of the upper story windows. She is taken to a nearby room and a doctor is called for. Her breathing is very heavy, and he says she won't make it. After she dies, her breathing can still be heard at night by those who walk by the castle.
Dates: 1980

The cemetery / Skip Wormwood, 1978 October 31

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Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Item 2.2.2.1.21.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Utah State University folklore student Skip Wormwood, who collected information from Stacy McNile. A girl is asked to sleep in a graveyard as part of her initiation into a group. She is told to bring a tape recorder and record everything she hears. As it gets later, she begins hearing noises and feels a hand grabbing at her legs. In the morning she is found dead.
Dates: 1978 October 31

The disappearing friend / Connie Kristensen, 1987 November

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Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Item 2.2.2.0.4.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Connie Kristensen, who collected information from Kimberly Kristensen. Two couples are on a date when their car stalls out. They go to a nearby house and knock, but no one answers the door. They go inside, and there is dust everywhere. One of the boys goes off to see if he can find anything and the others wait. When he doesn't return, the others follow his footsteps in the dust to where they stop at an old closet. They are unable to find any...
Dates: 1987 November

The drowned cow / Barbara Van Leeuwen, 1979 October 16

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Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 5 Item 2.2.2.5.1.3.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Utah State University folklore student Barbara Van Leeuwen. A cow drowns in a lake close to town. Periodically its ghost can be heard still struggling to free itself from the bog.
Dates: 1979 October 16

The Frogmore light / Samantha Harper, 1987 February

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Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 1 Item 2.2.1.1.15.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Samantha Harper, who collected information from Lori Warwood. A school bus full of kids disappears after approaching and being envoloped by a light on the road to Frog Island. If you are on the road and see the light, you will never be heard from again.
Dates: 1987 February

The glowing pulpit / Rebecca S. Blackwell, 1975

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Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 1 Item 2.2.1.1.7.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Rebecca S. Blackwell, who collected information from Sandra Crane. A bishop's wife hangs herself from the pulpit at their local chapel. Afterwards the building is no longer used and is condemned. At night, people report seeing the pulpit glowing through the windows of the building.
Dates: 1975

The grave of Andrew Carpenter / Deborah Hayman, 1977 April 13

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Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Item 2.2.2.1.3.2
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Deborah Hayman, who collected information from Chris Kjelgaard. In a field on the side of town is a wooden cross with the name Carpenter written on it. No grass grows on the grave. One day, a group of kids digging around the area find a hand and call the police. The police exhume the body and are able to identify the body as Andrew Carpenter's. Afterwards the body is reburied and the appropriate tombstone restored. Grass begins to grow again...
Dates: 1977 April 13

The grave / SueLyn B. Griffin, 1984

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Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Item 2.2.2.1.24.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Utah State University folklore student SueLyn B. Griffin, who collected information from Connie Walker. A man is accused of killing a woman, even though there is no evidence to support the accusation. Before he is hanged, he maintains his innocence and states that no grass will grow on his grave for thirty years as proof. Even though the groundskeeper did everything he could think of, no grass grew on the mans grave for thirty years.
Dates: 1984

The hand / Shawn Bond, 1977

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Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 4 Item 2.2.2.4.4.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Shawn Bond, who collected information from Ellen Newton. A mother and father go into town and leave their oldest daughter in charge of her two younger siblings. When they return, they disover that the farm has caught fire. The two younger children are down by the river, but all they can find of their oldest is a hand holding onto a tree; the rest of her was apparantly consumed in the fire. They bury the hand several times, but each time it...
Dates: 1977

The Jersey devil / Susan Center, 1972 March 31

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Identifier: FA 3 Series 5 Sub-Series 4 Item 2.5.4.15.1
Scope and Contents Report by Brigham Young University student Susan Center, who collected information from Tom Grubach. A woman curses her unborn child, and it is born a demon which brings bad luck wherever it goes.
Dates: 1972 March 31