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HAUNTED HOUSE

THE HOUSE IN WHICH DAISY, HER SISTERS AND BROTHERS, HER MOTHER
AND FATHER LIVED WAS A TEN ROOM HOUSE WITH SIXTEEN WINDOWS. IT
WAS BUILT BY A RICH OLD MAN WHO WAS THOUGHT BY THE FAMILY TO HAVE
LEFT SOME MONEY SOMEWHERE IN THE HOUSE. THE OLD MAN DIED, LEAVING
HIS MONEY, WHICH HE WANTED FOR POOR PEOPLE.
THE MOSES FAMILY MOVED INTO THIS HOUSE TO SHARE CROP THE FARM. THE
OLD MAN, AFTER HE DIED, TRIED TO COME BACK AND TELL THEM WHERE THE
MONEY WAS. HE FIRST ATTEMPTED TO FRIGHTEN THEM AWAY. AFTER HE
COULDN'T SUCCEED, HE CAME BACK IN MANY FORMS. THE FIRST WAS AS A
BABY CRYING. AND, EVERY TIME THE MOON WOULD CHANGE, HE WOULD COME
IN DIFFERENT FORMS: MULE AND WAGON AND A HORSE AND BUGGY WOULD
APPEAR TO COME ACROSS THE CEILING OF THE HOUSE. STILL, HE
COULDN'T FRIGHTEN THEM AWAY. BUT WHEN THE SOUND OF A BABY CRYING
CAME FROM UNDER THE PORCH AND CARRIED ON FOR THREE WEEKS, THE
MOSES FAMILY FINALLY LEFT.
DAISY SAID THE OLD MAN DIDN'T WANT PEOPLE TO FIND THE MONEY, AND
SINCE THEY WOULD IF THEY LIVED THERE, HE NEVER LET PEOPLE LIVE
THERE LONG BECAUSE OF HIS FRIGHTENING WAYS. THREE FAMILIES HAVE
ATTEMPTED TO LIVE THERE SINCE THE MOSES FAMILY.

Submitter comment: ORIGIN: CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Moon
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Plant husbandry Farming
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Permanent and Temporary Dwelling

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LEGEND

LEGEND SAYS THAT THE KELLEY MANSION ON KELLY'S ISLAND IN OHIO
WAS THE LAST STATION IN THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD DURING THE
CIVIL WAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Permanent and Temporary Dwelling

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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FROG CITY

THERE'S A HOUSE ABOUT 2 MILEES OUTSIDE THE COUNTY, NEAR
ZIONSVILLE, THAT HAS ALL SORTS OF STRANGE THINGS. IT IS
SURROUNDED BY ROLLED BARBED-WIRE. THERE IS AN ARMED GUARD ON ONE
SIDE OF A DRAWBRIDGE WHICH CROSSES A SMALL CREEK. THERE IS A SIGN
WHICH READS, "CAUTION, MINEFIELD--SURVIVORS WILL BE PROSECUTED."
THERE ARE STREETLIGHTS IN THE MIDDLE OF A CORNFIELD BELONGING
TO THE HOUSE. I BELIEVE THIS BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THERE AND HAVE
SEEN THEM. NO ONE KNOWS WHO LIVES THERE.

Where learned: INDIANA ; INDIANAPOLIS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Permanent and Temporary Dwelling
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Bridge

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IF YOU ADD AN ADDITION ON TO YOUR HOUSE, THE ADDITION CAN'T TOUCH
THE HOUSE OR BE CONNECTED TO THE HOUSE OR SOMEONE WILL DIE.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDMOTHER HAD THIS BELIEF AND TOLD IT TO HER CHILDREN. SHE
HAD A ROOM ADDED TO HER HOUSE. IT WAS CONNECTED TO THE HOUSE ONLY
BY A ROOF.
BREEZEWAY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Permanent and Temporary Dwelling
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Separate structure accessory to dwelling
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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HAUNTED HOUSE

THE HOUSE IN WHICH DAISY, HER SISTERS AND BROTHERS, HER MOTHER
AND FATHER LIVED WAS A TEN ROOM HOUSE WITH SIXTEEN WINDOWS. IT
WAS BUILT BY A RICH OLD MAN WHO WAS THOUGHT BY THE FAMILY TO HAVE
LEFT SOME MONEY SOMEWHERE IN THE HOUSE. THE OLD MAN DIED, LEAVING
HIS MONEY, WHICH HE WANTED FOR POOR PEOPLE.
THE MOSES FAMILY MOVED INTO THIS HOUSE TO SHARE CROP THE FARM. THE
OLD MAN, AFTER HE DIED, TRIED TO COME BACK AND TELL THEM WHERE THE
MONEY WAS. HE FIRST ATTEMPTED TO FRIGHTEN THEM AWAY. AFTER HE
COULDN'T SUCCEED, HE CAME BACK IN MANY FORMS. THE FIRST WAS AS A
BABY CRYING. AND, EVERY TIME THE MOON WOULD CHANGE, HE WOULD COME
IN DIFFERENT FORMS: MULE AND WAGON AND A HORSE AND BUGGY WOULD
APPEAR TO COME ACROSS THE CEILING OF THE HOUSE. STILL, HE
COULDN'T FRIGHTEN THEM AWAY. BUT WHEN THE SOUND OF A BABY CRYING
CAME FROM UNDER THE PORCH AND CARRIED ON FOR THREE WEEKS, THE
MOSES FAMILY FINALLY LEFT.
DAISY SAID THE OLD MAN DIDN'T WANT PEOPLE TO FIND THE MONEY, AND
SINCE THEY WOULD IF THEY LIVED THERE, HE NEVER LET PEOPLE LIVE
THERE LONG BECAUSE OF HIS FRIGHTENING WAYS. THREE FAMILIES HAVE
ATTEMPTED TO LIVE THERE SINCE THE MOSES FAMILY.

Submitter comment: ORIGIN: CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Moon
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Plant husbandry Farming
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Permanent and Temporary Dwelling

Date learned: 07-23-1964

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LEGEND

LEGEND SAYS THAT THE KELLEY MANSION ON KELLY'S ISLAND IN OHIO
WAS THE LAST STATION IN THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD DURING THE
CIVIL WAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Permanent and Temporary Dwelling

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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FROG CITY

THERE'S A HOUSE ABOUT 2 MILEES OUTSIDE THE COUNTY, NEAR
ZIONSVILLE, THAT HAS ALL SORTS OF STRANGE THINGS. IT IS
SURROUNDED BY ROLLED BARBED-WIRE. THERE IS AN ARMED GUARD ON ONE
SIDE OF A DRAWBRIDGE WHICH CROSSES A SMALL CREEK. THERE IS A SIGN
WHICH READS, "CAUTION, MINEFIELD--SURVIVORS WILL BE PROSECUTED."
THERE ARE STREETLIGHTS IN THE MIDDLE OF A CORNFIELD BELONGING
TO THE HOUSE. I BELIEVE THIS BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THERE AND HAVE
SEEN THEM. NO ONE KNOWS WHO LIVES THERE.

Where learned: INDIANA ; INDIANAPOLIS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Permanent and Temporary Dwelling
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Bridge

Date learned: 05-00-1970

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HAUNTED HOUSE

THE HOUSE IN WHICH DAISY, HER SISTERS AND BROTHERS, HER MOTHER
AND FATHER LIVED WAS A TEN ROOM HOUSE WITH SIXTEEN WINDOWS. IT
WAS BUILT BY A RICH OLD MAN WHO WAS THOUGHT BY THE FAMILY TO HAVE
LEFT SOME MONEY SOMEWHERE IN THE HOUSE. THE OLD MAN DIED, LEAVING
HIS MONEY, WHICH HE WANTED FOR POOR PEOPLE.
THE MOSES FAMILY MOVED INTO THIS HOUSE TO SHARE CROP THE FARM. THE
OLD MAN, AFTER HE DIED, TRIED TO COME BACK AND TELL THEM WHERE THE
MONEY WAS. HE FIRST ATTEMPTED TO FRIGHTEN THEM AWAY. AFTER HE
COULDN'T SUCCEED, HE CAME BACK IN MANY FORMS. THE FIRST WAS AS A
BABY CRYING. AND, EVERY TIME THE MOON WOULD CHANGE, HE WOULD COME
IN DIFFERENT FORMS: MULE AND WAGON AND A HORSE AND BUGGY WOULD
APPEAR TO COME ACROSS THE CEILING OF THE HOUSE. STILL, HE
COULDN'T FRIGHTEN THEM AWAY. BUT WHEN THE SOUND OF A BABY CRYING
CAME FROM UNDER THE PORCH AND CARRIED ON FOR THREE WEEKS, THE
MOSES FAMILY FINALLY LEFT.
DAISY SAID THE OLD MAN DIDN'T WANT PEOPLE TO FIND THE MONEY, AND
SINCE THEY WOULD IF THEY LIVED THERE, HE NEVER LET PEOPLE LIVE
THERE LONG BECAUSE OF HIS FRIGHTENING WAYS. THREE FAMILIES HAVE
ATTEMPTED TO LIVE THERE SINCE THE MOSES FAMILY.

Submitter comment: ORIGIN: CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Moon
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Plant husbandry Farming
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Permanent and Temporary Dwelling

Date learned: 07-23-1964

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LEGEND

LEGEND SAYS THAT THE KELLEY MANSION ON KELLY'S ISLAND IN OHIO
WAS THE LAST STATION IN THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD DURING THE
CIVIL WAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Permanent and Temporary Dwelling

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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FROG CITY

THERE'S A HOUSE ABOUT 2 MILEES OUTSIDE THE COUNTY, NEAR
ZIONSVILLE, THAT HAS ALL SORTS OF STRANGE THINGS. IT IS
SURROUNDED BY ROLLED BARBED-WIRE. THERE IS AN ARMED GUARD ON ONE
SIDE OF A DRAWBRIDGE WHICH CROSSES A SMALL CREEK. THERE IS A SIGN
WHICH READS, "CAUTION, MINEFIELD--SURVIVORS WILL BE PROSECUTED."
THERE ARE STREETLIGHTS IN THE MIDDLE OF A CORNFIELD BELONGING
TO THE HOUSE. I BELIEVE THIS BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THERE AND HAVE
SEEN THEM. NO ONE KNOWS WHO LIVES THERE.

Where learned: INDIANA ; INDIANAPOLIS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Permanent and Temporary Dwelling
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Bridge

Date learned: 05-00-1970

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