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VAMPIRE BELIEF

THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP VAMPIRES AWAY IS TO WEAR A CROSS ON YOUR
NECK.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Cross ; SUPERNATURAL ; Vampire

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications

Date learned: 03-21-1968

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ON AGES OF VAMPIRES

VAMPIRES NEVER SHOW AGING PHYSICALLY. THEY ALWAYS LOOK THE SAME
AS THE DAY THEY BECAME VAMPIRES, AND WILL SHOW
THEIR TRUE AGE WHEN THEY ARE DESTROYED.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; FREMONT

Keyword(s): APPEARANCE ; Destroy ; SUPERNATURAL ; Vampire

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WEREWOLF AT A CERTAIN LOCATION

IF YOU PARK YOUR CAR AT THE END OF DIXIE HIGHWAY, TURN OFF
THE LIGHTS AND SIT QUIETLY, A MAN THAT HAS THE FEATURES
OF A WEREWOLF
WILL APPROACH THE CAR, LOOK IN, AND THEN RUN OFF.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Lycan ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Urban Legend ; Werewolf

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 10-18-1968

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VAMPIRE BELIEF

A VAMPIRE CAN BE FRIGHTENED OFF BY MAKING A CROSS OUT OF
ANYTHING, SUCH AS TWO STICKS OR EVEN YOUR ARMS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; FREMONT

Keyword(s): Cross ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; SYMBOL ; Undead ; Vampire

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Upper body, arms, neck
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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VAMPIRE BELIEF

VAMPIRES CAN BE KEPT AWAY BY HANGING GARLIC AROUND YOUR
DOORS AND WINDOWS
GARLIC HUNG AROUND THE NECK ALSO SERVES THE PURPOSE

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; FREMONT

Keyword(s): Garlic ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Upper body, arms, neck

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TO KILL A WEREWOLF

WEREWOLVES CAN BE KILLED BY SOMETHING SILVER, SUCH AS A KNIFE
OR BULLET.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; FREMONT

Keyword(s): Lycan ; Silver ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Werewolf

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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VAMPIRE BELIEF

YOU CAN STOP A VAMPIRE WITH A CRUCIFIX WITH GARLIC FLOWERS,
(THE SCENT KILLS THEM)
OR BY CATCHING THEM OUTSIDE THEIR GRAVE IN THE DAYTIME.
ANY VAMPIRE THAT GOES OUTSIDE HIS GRAVE IN THE DAYTIME
DESERVES TO BE KILLED ANYWAY IF HE IS STUPID ENOUGH TO
DO THAT

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): Crucifix ; Garlic ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Vampire

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications

Date learned: 11-19-1968

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WEREWOLF BELIEF

IF YOU LOOK BACK AT THE MOON OVER YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER
YOU WILL IMMEDIATELY
ENCOUNTER A WEREWOLF.

Data entry tech comment:

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [P870] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: CHICAGO

Keyword(s): Lycan ; MOON ; OMEN ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Werewolf

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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GARLIC

GARLIC WORN AROUND THE NECK WILL KEEP AWAY A WEREWOLF.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P400] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Garlic ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Werewolf

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Upper body, arms, neck

Date learned: 04-26-1972

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WAYS TO KILL A VAMPIRE

CUTTING OFF A PART OF A VAMPIRES BODY WILL KILL HIM.
BECAUSE VAMPIRES SPIRITS CAN ONLY RESIDE IN WHOLE BODIES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): Kill ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Vampire

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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BATS

BATS ATTACK PEOPLE AND PREY ON THE HUMAN BLOOD, TO COUNTERACT
THIS ATTACK, ONE SHOULD WEAR A CROSS AROUND THE NECK. THIS
WILL ALSO KEEP AWAY VAMPIRES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bats ; FEAR ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMALS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Upper body, arms, neck
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications

Date learned: 02-10-1972

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PROTECTION AGAINST VAMPIRES

TORCHES WAVED WILDLY IS A PROTECTIVE DEVICE AGAINST VAMPIRES.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Torches ; Vampires

James Callow Keyword(s): FIRE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHO BECOMES A VAMPIRE

A PERSON BECOMES A VAMPIRE, IF HE HIMSELF IS A VICTIM OF ONE.

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Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHO BECOMES A VAMPIRE

WEREWOLVES KILLED BY MAGICAL MEANS WILL IN 5 DAYS RETURN AS A VAMPIRE

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBER ; TRANSFORMATION

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHO BECOMES A VAMPIRE

DEAD PEOPLE NOT BURIED WITHIN 5 DAYS WILL BECOME A VAMPIRE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBER ; TRANSFORMATION

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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PREVENTION AGAINST VAMPIRES

IF ONE MORNING YOU AWAKEN AND HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME BREATHING
OR HAVE A FEELING THAT SOMETHING HEAVY IS ON YOUR CHEST, THIS
MEANS THAT A VAMPIRE SAT ON YOUR CHEST OVERNIGHT.
TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN, GET A BROOM
TURN IT UPRIGHT, AND LEAN THE BRISTLES AGAINST
THE DOORKNOB. THIS WILL PREVENT THE VAMPIRE FROM ENTERING

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PREVENTION ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 04-05-1972

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WAYS TO KILL A VAMPIRE

FEEDING A VAMPIRE TYPE O BLOOD WILL KILL HIM.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WAYS TO KILL A VAMPIRE

THROWING HOLY WATER ON A VAMPIRE WILL KILL HIM.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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PROTECTION AGAINST VAMPIRES

JUMPING OVER A NATURALLY RUNNING WATER STREAM, WILL PREVENT
A VAMPIRE FROM FOLLOWING YOU, BECAUSE THEY ARE UNABLE TO CROSS IT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

James Callow comment:

PLAY ON THE WORD "CROSS"?--F. M. PAULSEN

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Running water Small current.

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WAYS TO KILL A VAMPIRE

SHOOTING A VAMPIRE WITH A SILVER BULLET OR OTHER BULLET WITH
A CROSS CARVED ON IT WILL KILL THE VAMPIRE.

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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