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THE STONE LIONS IN FRONT OF A CERTAIN BUILDING ARE SAID
TO HAVE ROARED ONLY ONCE, AND THAT IS WHEN A VIRGIN
WALKED BY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: 03-00-1970

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THERE IS A FLAT GREEN AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY WHICH HAS
TWO STATUES FACING EACH OTHER. IT IS FABLED THAT IF
A VIRGIN (MALE OR FEMALE) WALKS BETWEEN THE STATUES ON
ST. VALENTINE'S DAY EVE, AT MIDNIGHT, THE TWO STATUES
WILL WALK TOWARDS EACH OTHER AND SHAKE HANDS, THEN
WALK BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: 03-17-1972

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WHEN A VIRGIN GRADUATES FROM EASTERN UNIVERSITY, THE
WATER TOWER WILL CRUMBLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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EVERY TIME A VIRGIN WALKS BY THE LIONS, STATUES ON THE
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CAMPUS, THE LIONS ROAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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IF YOU STEP ON THE "M"--A CEMENT LETTER IN THE MAIN
SQUARE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CAMPUS--BEFORE
YOU TAKE YOUR FIRST BLUE BOOK EXAM, YOU WILL FAIL IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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LEGEND OF THE TOWER

IN THE MIDDLE OF EASTERN MICHIGAN'S CAMPUS, THERE
IS AN OLD TOWER. IT IS SAID THAT THE FIRST GIRL TO
GRADUATE FROM EASTERN A VIRGIN WILL CAUSE THE TOWER
TO CALLAPSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; YPSILANTI ; EASTERN MICHIGAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: 10-26-1968

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THE TOWER HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1859, THE FOUNDING
OF THE UNIVERSITY. WHEN THE GRADUATES WALK BY ON
GRADUATION DAY, AND A VIRGIN WALKS BY, THE TOWER
WILL CRUMBLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; KALAMAZOO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

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CATACOMBS

AT THE GIRLS' BOARDING SCHOOL I WENT TO IN WISCONSIN,
THERE WAS A STORY THAT UNDER THE OLD SCHOOL BUILDINGS,
WE LIVED AND WENT TO SCHOOL IN, THERE WERE SOME OLD
CATACOMBS. GIRLS SAID THAT THERE WERE TUNNELS DOWN
THERE AND WENT DOWN TO EXPLORE THEM. ALL I EVER
SAW DOWN THERE WERE MECHANICAL TUNNELS THOUGH.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; SUN PRAIRIE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ON THE CAMPUS OF EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, THE ONE
OUTSTANDING FEATURE IS A LARGE BLACK AND WHITE WATER
TOWER. THE BELIEF AROUND CAMPUS IS THAT ON THE DAY
A VIRGIN IS GRADUATED FROM EASTERN, THEN THAT WATER
TOWER WILL CRUMBLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; YPSILANTI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: 00001965 AUTUMN

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IN FRON OF THE HISTORICAL MUSEUM IN ANN ARBOR, TWO
STONE LIONS STAND GUARD OVER THE ENTRANCE. WHENEVER
A VIRGIN SHOULD WALK PAST THIS ENTRANCE, IT IS THE
COMMON BELIEF THAT THESE LIONS SHOULD ARISE
AND ROAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY'S TOWER (LANSING, MICHIGAN)
WILL FALL DOWN THE DAY A VIRGIN GRADUATES FROM THE
SCHOOL.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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THERE ARE TWO STONE STATUES OF LIONS ON EITHER SIDE
OF THE STEPS IN FRONT OF THE U. OF M. LIBRARY. IT
IS SAID THAT IF A GIRL IS A VIRGIN, WHEN SHE WALKS
UP THESE STEPS, THE LIONS WILL ROAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR ; STUDENT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: 09-19-1969

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IN FRONT OF THE ART MUSEUM UP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
MICHIGAN (ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN), THERE STAND TWO HUGE
LIONS. IT IS SAID THAT SHOULD A VIRGIN EVER WALK
PAST THEM, THE LIONS WILL ROAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: 11-08-1969

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MICHIGAN STATE'S (LANSING, MICHIGAN) STONE LION
WILL ROAR WHEN A GRADUATING VIRGIN WALKS PAST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: 01-30-1968

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