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PLANT LEGEND

THERE IS A TREE BY THE TWO OCEANS WHICH PUTS YOU TO SLEEP WHEN
YOU SIT UNDER IT. UPON AWAKENING, YOU ARE COVERED WITH HIVES
AND THE ONLY CURE IS TO WASH IN THE OCEANS--SALT WATER REMOVES
THE HIVES.

Submitter comment:

MISS ZITZEWITZ LEARNED OF THIS FROM HER MOTHER AS A CHILD.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Botanical ; HIVES ; Legend ; Ocean ; PLANT ; Tree

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Water
BELIEF -- Earth

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MYSTERY SPOT-WATER

THIS IS AT ST. IGNACE, MICHIGAN, IN THE U.P. AT THIS PARK WATER
RUNS UPHILL BECAUSE A GHOST HAUNTS THE WHOLE PARK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): UPPER PENINSULA=U.P.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Earth
BELIEF -- Water

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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MYSTERY SPOT-GRAVITY

THIS IS A SPOT AT ST. IGNACE MICHIGAN IN THE U.P. WHERE BECAUSE
OF A GHOST HAUNTING THE PARK, THE GRAVITY IS EXTRA-STRONG, AND
YOU CAN STAND ON THE WALL OF A CABIN AND NOT FALL BECAUSE OF THIS
GRAVITY ABNORMAL FORCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTI-GRAVITY ; UPPER PENINSULA=U.P.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creation and Order of Universe
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Earth

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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MYSTERY SPOT-WATER

AT THIS PARK WATER RUNS UPHILL BECAUSE A GHOST HAUNTS THE WHOLE PARK.

THIS IS AT ST. IGNACE, MICHIGAN, IN THE U.P.

Data entry tech comment:

"U.P." IS MICHIGAN'S UPPER PENINSULA

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; informant's home

James Callow Keyword(s): UPPER PENINSULA = U.P.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Earth
BELIEF -- Water

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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MYSTERY SPOT-GRAVITY

THIS IS A PARK AT ST. IGNACE, MICHIGAN, IN THE U.P. WHERE, BECAUSE OF A GHOST HAUNTING IT, THE GRAVITY IS EXTRA-STRONG, AND YOU CAN STAND ON THE WALL OF A CABIN AND NOT FALL BECAUSE OF THIS
GRAVITATIONAL FORCE.

Data entry tech comment:

"U.P." IS MICHIGAN'S UPPER PENINSULA

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; informant's home

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTI-GRAVITY ; UPPER PENINSULA = U.P.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creation and Order of Universe
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Earth
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.13

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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ASEFETIDA

WHEN MS. BOW'S MOTHER WAS A CHILD SHE HAD TO WEAR A BAG OF
ASAFETIDA AROUND HER NECK TO KEEP HER FROM GETTING SICK. MS. BOW
SAID THAT THIS WAS A MIXTURE OF SCIENCE AND FOLK TALES.

Submitter comment: THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THESE FOLK REMEDIES BUT I DECIDED TO
CONCENTRATE ON OTHER SEGMENTS OF FOLKLORE FOR MY COLLECTION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Earth

Date learned: 04-02-1982

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ASPIRIN AND COKE

THERE IS A STORY THAT YOU SHOULD NEVER TAKE ASPIRIN WITH
COCA-COLA, BECAUSE IT MAKES YOU HIGH.

Submitter comment: I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS TRUE, BUT I KNOW THAT IT'S BEEN TRIED MORE
THAN ONCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Special Form and PurposeObject of Bodily Consumption
BELIEF -- Earth

Date learned: 00001960S

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Enemies

A woman who practices "who-do" told her this when she visited
relatives in Chester County, Tennessee. To get rid of someone
that is no longer welcomed in your home, one should pour salt on
the doorway when the person leaves and sweep the salt out on the
ground.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Lansing

James Callow Keyword(s): Hoodoo

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
Favorites
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Wall Partition Door Window
BELIEF -- Earth
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 02-10-1992

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THERE IS A PARK AT ST. IGNACE, MICHIGAN IN THE UPPER
PENINSULA WHERE, BECAUSE OF A GHOST HAUNTING IT, THE
GRAVITY IS EXTRA STRONG, AND YOU CAN STAND ON THE WALL
OF A CABIN AND NOT FALL BECAUSE OF THIS GRAVITATIONAL
FORCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Earth
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.13

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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PEOPLE USED TO SAY THAT IT WAS STATED IN THE BIBLE THAT IN THE
LAST DAYS (OF THE WORLD) THAT THE ONLY WAY PEOPLE COULD TELL
THAT IT WAS SPRING, WOULD BE BY THE BUDDING OF TREES AND
THE BLOOMING OF FLOWERS. HOWEVER, THERE IS NO SUCH
SCRIPTURE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Earth
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Measure of time Spring
BELIEF -- Magic Book

Date learned: 05-03-1969

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COLD SHIVERS INDICATE THAT SOMEONE IS WALKING OVER THE
GROUND THAT WILL BE YOUR GRAVE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Earth
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Chills, shivering

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PLANT LEGEND

THERE IS A TREE BY THE TWO OCEANS WHICH PUTS YOU TO SLEEP WHEN
YOU SIT UNDER IT. UPON AWAKENING, YOU ARE COVERED WITH HIVES
AND THE ONLY CURE IS TO WASH IN THE OCEANS--SALT WATER REMOVES
THE HIVES.

Submitter comment:

MISS ZITZEWITZ LEARNED OF THIS FROM HER MOTHER AS A CHILD.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Botanical ; HIVES ; Legend ; Ocean ; PLANTS ; Tree

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Water
BELIEF -- Earth

Date learned: 10-01-1963

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PLANT LEGEND

THERE IS A TREE BY THE TWO OCEANS WHICH PUTS YOU TO SLEEP WHEN
YOU SIT UNDER IT. UPON AWAKENING, YOU ARE COVERED WITH HIVES
AND THE ONLY CURE IS TO WASH IN THE OCEANS--SALT WATER REMOVES
THE HIVES.

Submitter comment:

MISS ZITZEWITZ LEARNED OF THIS FROM HER MOTHER AS A CHILD.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Botany ; HIVES ; Legend ; Ocean ; PLANT ; Tree

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Water
BELIEF -- Earth

Date learned: 10-01-1963

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