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Parapsychology -- Folklore

 Subject
Subject Source: Rbtyp

Found in 202 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of legends on unidentified objects, undated

 Sub-Series
Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains legends on unidentified objects. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University and Utah State University 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.
Dates: undated

Collection of legends on water or swamp creatures, 1964-1984

 Sub-Series
Identifier: FA 3 Series 5 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains legends about water or swamp creatures. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University and Utah State University from 1964 to 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.
Dates: 1964-1984

Collection of supernatural non-religious legends

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: FA 3
Scope and Contents note Contains legends about supernatural events of a non-religious character. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah from 1960 to 1993. 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.
Dates: 1954-2013

Collection of supernatural non-religious legends

 Collection
Identifier: FA 03
Scope and Contents Contains legends about supernatural events of a non-religious character. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah from 1959 to 2017. 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.
Dates: Other: 1957-2017

Cougar man / Cecelia Ann Harris, 1974 March 18

 Item
Identifier: FA 3 Series 5 Sub-Series 2 Item 2.5.2.2.1.2
Scope and Contents Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Cecelia Ann Harris. A student turns into a cougar every full moon and kills people.
Dates: 1974 March 18

Crying woman statue / Mont Hedin, 1983 January 19

 Item
Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Item 2.2.2.1.1.2
Scope and Contents note Report by Utah State University folklore student Mont Hedin. In the cemetery there is a statue of a woman that stands over an infant's grave. On full moon nights you can see tears falling from the statue to the epitaph below.
Dates: 1983 January 19

Cursed Hawaiian hotel / Maren McDaniel, 1972 March 7

 Item
Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Item 2.2.2.1.30.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Maren McDaniel, who collected information from Stephanie Vickers. A hotel is built on the site of an old graveyard. Without a kahuna's blessing, the spirits of the dead haunt the hotel, and it falls into ruin within the space of five to ten years.
Dates: 1972 March 7

Donkey lady / Greg Morey, 1980 October

 Item
Identifier: FA 3 Series 5 Sub-Series 2 Item 2.5.2.4.3.1
Scope and Contents Report by Utah State University folklore student Greg Morey, who collected information from Tom Jones. A woman is disfigured in a fire and her lower half turns to a donkey's. She kills children who come near hear house.
Dates: 1980 October

Dracula's grave / Janet John, 1979 November 29

 Item
Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Item 2.2.2.1.9.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Utah State University folklore student Janet John, who collected information from John Lamborn. Beyond the the old bridge on Henry's Fork after the Snake River is a mound of dirt that is supposed to be Dracula's grave. If you perform a seance there during the night, you can summon up his ghost.
Dates: 1979 November 29

Eemo's grave / Sandra Ballif, 1972 March

 Item
Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Item 2.2.2.1.2.7
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Sandra Ballif, who collected information from Bill Bytheway. There is a brick wall around the Eemo's grave. The number of times you walk around the wall before falling off is the number of years you have left to live.
Dates: 1972 March