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Religious articles -- Folklore

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Found in 270 Collections and/or Records:

A resurrection story / Hannele B. Wilson, 1971

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Identifier: FA 2 Item 1.0.11.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Hannele B. Wilson, who heard this story in a Relief Society meeting in 1970. In the story a man dies about the same time that his son is killed in Vietnam. His funeral is postponed until his son's body arrives, but by that time the man's body is missing and he is presumed resurrected.
Dates: Other: 1971

A "return from the dead" account / Nancy Bradford, 1962 April 13

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 5 Sub-Series 1 Item 1.5.1.5.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Nancy Bradford. A man is ill, becomes comatose, awakens, dies, and returns. Story recounts how he reports being in a rose garden, starting to walk along a road out of it, being asked if he was sure he wanted to go, and deciding to go back to the garden.
Dates: Other: 1962 April 13

A snowstorm / Susan Meyer, 1972 March

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 1 Item 1.3.1.4.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Susan Meyer, who collected information from Patty Roberts. Story recounts how a snowstorm brings needed moisture, but also obstructs safe travel until two children pray for snow to stop falling on their car.
Dates: Other: 1972 March

A tank of gas / Cynthia Sollis, 1997 September

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 2 Item 1.3.2.34.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Cynthia Sollis, who collected information from her father, Larry Sollis. Story recounts how a woman is able to drive an hour on an empty gas tank, provided that she doesn't look at the gauge.
Dates: Other: 1997 September

A tragic accident / Rex W. Allred, 1967 December

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 5 Item 1.5.0.24.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Rex W. Allred, who collected information from his mother, Eunic Allred, who heard the story a number of years earlier from Mrs. Dewey Stout. Story recounts how a man is in a bus accident and observes his injured body from above, not eager to return to it. He sees his injuries treated and finds himself alive again.
Dates: Other: 1967 December

A true pioneer story / Judy Call, 1967 January

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 6 Item 1.6.14.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Judy Call, who collected information from Mae King Lyman, who heard the story from her parents. Story recounts how Mae's grandmother, threatened by Indians, defuses the threat by singing "Stop And Tell Me, Red Man," a song she does not know, and which they understand as though in their own language. The informant includes the text of the song from a book.
Dates: Other: 1967 January

A visit beyond / Kenneth R. Gale, 1966 December

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 5 Sub-Series 1 Item 1.5.1.13.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Kenneth R. Gale, who collected information from his aunt, Jennie Noel Weeks. Story recounts how Edna Coray, discouraged and ill, is offered the opportunity of dying, but also shown what she will leave behind on earth. She opts not to go yet. On another occasion, invisible help makes a decrepit reed organ sound good for a funeral, including briefly playing when she is not touching the keys.
Dates: Other: 1966 December

A visit to the other side / Merlene Holt, 1963

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 5 Sub-Series 2 Item 1.5.2.7.1
Scope and Contents note Report by English student Merlene Holt, who collected information from her roommate, Sheila Heinle. Story recounts how Sheila's aunt dies in a hospital bed but returns; she reports moving toward a light and then being told, "your time is not yet."
Dates: Other: 1963

A visit to the spirit world / Mark Molen, 1967 December 17

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 5 Sub-Series 1 Item 1.5.1.14.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Mark Molen, who collected information from Eleanor Boice McCarroll. Set in 1840. Eleanor's great-grandfather hears his just-deceased wife call him to raise her up. She has received permission to live for two more hours to rectify a mistake prompted by discouragement.
Dates: Other: 1967 December 17

A voice in the dark / G. Richard Smack, 1966 December

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Identifier: FA 2 Item 1.0.5.1
Scope and Contents note Report by G. Richard Smack, who collected information from Mildred O. Larsen, who heard it from her grandmother, who claimed to be the woman in the story. The story has an early 1900s setting. In the story a woman has her husband called away to help a neighbor. Increasingly uneasy about his long absence, she finally screams for him to turn around. Her scream causes him to notice an attacker with a knife, who flees.
Dates: Other: 1966 December