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THE HIDDEN TREASURES IN JANOWIEC, POLAND

BENEATH THE RUINS OF THE CASTLE IN JANOWIEC,
POLAND, IT IS BELIEVED THERE ARE BURIED TREASURES.
WHEN THE CASTLE WAS INHABITED BY NOBILITY, THESE
TREASURES WERE BURIED WHENEVER ENEMIES ATTACKED THE
CASTLE. WHEN NOBLES WERE KILLED OR TAKEN AWAY BY
THE ENEMIES, THE TREASURES WERE LEFT BEHIND.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDFATHER REMEMBERS THIS FROM HIS CHILDHOOD
DAYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; POLAND

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

Date learned: 10-22-1967

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THEY PUT A STATUE OF ST. MARY INSIDE THE FOYER IN THE
INFIRMARY BECAUSE THERE HAD BEEN A SERIES OF DEATHS
AT GEORGETOWN. THAT'S WHY THEY PUT THE STATUE THERE,
WITH AN ETERNAL LIGHT ON IT. FOR TWENTY-FIVE YEARS
THERE WERE NO STUDENT DEATHS AT GEORGETOWN. THEN
ONE NIGHT SOME BOYS WERE FOOLING IN THE DORM, A
BOTTLE GOT THROWN OUT THE WINDOW. IT HIT THE LIGHT
AND THE LIGHT WAS EXTINGUISHED. THE SAME NIGHT A
STUDENT DIED IN THE INFIRMARY.

Submitter comment: MR. BALDWIN LEARNED OF THIS DURING HIS UNDERGRADUATE
YEARS AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY. IT WAS TOLD TO HIM
BY A FR. MC DONOUGH IN 1928.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GEORGETOWN ; LATHRUP VILLAGE

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

Date learned: 12-08-1963 ; 00-00-1928

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THERE IS A FAMOUS CHATEAU-FORT IN HUNGARY AT DEVA.
WHEN IT WAS FIRST BUILT IN THE MIDDLE AGES, THE
FOUNDATION WALLS KEPT CRUMBLING. THEY WOULD REBUILD
THEM EACH TIME, BUT THEY WOULD SOON FALL. THEN
SOMEONE PROPHESIZED (PROPHESIED) THAT THE FIRST
WOMAN TO PASS THE WALLS MUST BE BURIED IN THE
FOUNDATION FOR THE WALLS TO STAND. THE CHIEF
MASON, KOMUVES, WAS STANDING ON THE HILL ONE DAY
WHEN HE SAW A CARRIAGE COMING UP THE SIDE OF THE HILL.
AS IT DREW NEARER HE SAW THAT HIS WIFE WAS IN THE
COACH. SO HE BURIED HIS OWN WIFE, MADAME KOMUVES
KELEMENNE, IN THE MORTAR WHILE SHE WAS STILL ALIVE.
THE FORTRESS IS STILL STANDING TODAY.

Submitter comment: DR. DAMIN HEARD THIS LEGEND WHILE SHE WAS A STUDENT
STUDYING IN HUNGARY. IT IS A VERY POPULAR LEGEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HUNGARY ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal Product or Activity of Man or Animal
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.13

Date learned: 01-00-1964

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THERE WAS A HOUSE, BUILT IN 1756, WHICH HAD SECRET
STAIRWAYS AND PATHWAYS IN IT. MR. STABLER OWNED
AND LOVED THIS HOUSE MORE THAN ANYTHING. AFTER HE
DIED HIS GHOST COULD BE SEEN AFTER DARK WALKING
FROM THE BARN INTO THE HOUSE. NONE OF THE
COLORED PEOPLE WOULD COME TO THIS HOUSE AFTER DARK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LIVED IN THIS HOUSE, RENTING IT FROM
MRS. STABLER AND HAS SEEN THE GHOST. THIS IS IN
MARYLAND. SHE LIVED THERE IN 1953.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYLAND ; ROCHESTER HILLS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal Product or Activity of Man or Animal
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.13

Date learned: 00-00-1953

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THE GRAND HOTEL PORCH (SEE POSTCARD ON 5 X 8 CARD)
IS SAID TO BE THE LARGEST AND LONGEST PORCH IN THE
WORLD, EXTENDING 880 FEET ACROSS THE FRONT OF THE
HOTEL. DIRECTLY BEHIND THE PORCH IS THE MAIN DINING
ROOM (ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE) AND THE DINING ROOM
IS SAID TO POSSESS THE LONGEST PIECE OF
CONTINUOUS CARPETING IN THE WORLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MACKINAC ISLAND

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

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ROBERT JOHN STREET IN GROSSE POINTE IS HAUNTED.
THE HANDS OF A LITTLE GIRL, WHO WAS STRUCK AND
KILLED ON THAT STREET, KNOCK AND POUND ON PASSING
CARS.

Submitter comment: QUITE A FEW PEOPLE I'VE TALKED TO EITHER HEARD
OF THE TALE OR HEARD THE KNOCKING THEMSELVES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 09-20-1971

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IT IS A CUSTOM THAT EVERY NEWCOMER TO MACKINAC
ISLAND, MICHIGAN BE TOLD THE FOLLOWING TALE:
THE MACKINAC BRIDGE SWINGS OVER EVERY NIGHT
AT 12 MIDNIGHT FROM MACKINAC CITY TO CLOSE OFF
THE ISLAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MACKINAC ISLAND

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

Date learned: 05-00-1970

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THERE WAS THIS STONE HOUSE IN A POOR COLORED
SECTION OF MARYLAND. TWO BROTHERS LIVED IN THIS
HOUSE, AND THEY WERE ALWAYS FIGHTING. ONE DAY,
ONE BROTHER WENT OUT, AND WHEN HE CAME BACK, HE
FOUND HIS BROTHER AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS AND
HE SHOT AND KILLED HIM. FROM THAT TIME ON,
THE GHOST OF THE BROTHER CAN BE SEEN AT THE TOP
OF THE STAIRS AT MIDNIGHT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LIVED ABOUT A MILE AWAY FROM THIS HOUSE
AND ONCE MET THE LIVING BROTHER BEFORE THIS
HAPPENED. THIS HAPPENED IN MARYLAND IN
1954-1955.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYLAND ; ROCHESTER HILLS

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

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LUKE THE SPOOK

THERE IS A DAM AT 32 MILE AND ROMEO PLANK ROAD IN
MT. CLEMENS (MICHIGAN), WHICH AT NIGHT LOOKS LIKE
A CASTLE. THERE IS A TOWER AND WHAT RESEMBLES A
MOAT AT THE ENTRANCE. IT IS SAID THAT AT NIGHT A
MYSTERIOUS LIGHT COMES SWEEPING ACROSS THE ROAD
THROWING OUT FLASHES AND STRANGE NOISES. A GIRL IS
BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SWOOPED UP BY THE SPOOK AND
TAKEN AWAY. THERE ARE SUPPOSEDLY WITNESSES TO THE
EVENT AND MANY OTHERS WILL GIVE TESTIMONY TO THE
LIGHT AND THE NOISES.

Submitter comment: THIS STORY IS BELIEVED BY MANY PEOPLE. AT AN
EARLIER AGE, MY FRIENDS AND I USED TO GO SPOOK
HUNTING BUT TO NO AVAIL. I THOUGHT THIS WAS ONLY
A STORY OF WHICH ONLY A FEW WERE AWARE. TO MY
SURPRISE, HOWEVER, MANY HAVE HEARD OF AND VISITED
THE SIGHT. ONE OF THE MARKERS ON THE WAY IS AN OLD
CHURCH. THERE IS A LARGE WHITE HOUSE ON TOP OF THE
HILL NEXT TO THE DAM. SOME SAY ITS AN INSANE
ASYLUM, BUT NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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LEGEND OF THE LOST DUTCHMAN

THERE IS A LEGEND ABOUT A GROUP OF MOUNTAINS EAST OF
PHOENIX (ARIZONA), NAMED SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS. IT IS
BELIEVED THAT MANY YEARS AGO, A DUTCHMAN FOUND
MONTEZUMA'S TREASURE, IN THESE PARTICULAR MOUNTAINS.
HE WAS KILLED BEFORE HE COULD TELL ANYONE OF HIS DISCOVERY.
BUT, HE LEFT MARKINGS OF HIS TRAIL AS WELL AS MAPS. TO
THIS DAY PEOPLE ARE CONSTANTLY SEARCHING FOR THIS LOST
TREASURE.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT TOLD ME THAT SOMEONE HAS CLAIMED TO HAVE
FOUND MONTEZUMA'S TREASURE. HE ALSO SAID THAT THIS CLAIM
WAS MADE IN THE PAST YEAR, BUT ADDED THAT THIS IS NOT
THE FIRST TIME A CLAIM HAS BEEN MADE ON THIS TREASURE.
TO NO AVAIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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IN A FIELD LYING OUTSIDE OF GRAND RAPIDS (MICHIGAN),
OVERGROWN WITH TIME, IS BUILT AN OLD CHURCH. IT IS
PECULIAR THAT TO GET TO THIS CHURCH, ONE MUST WALK ACROSS
A FIELD OF VERY TALL GRASS AND LEAVE THE CAR ABOUT 300 FT.
FROM THE ENTRANCE OF THE CHURCH. AFTER REACHING THE CHURCH,
UNFAILINGLY, ONE'S ATTENTION WOULD BE DRAWN BACK TOWARD
THE CAR ACROSS THE FIELD, WHERE LIGHTS ALWAYS SEEM TO BE
SHINING AROUND. THEN THERE ARE THE NOISES WHICH FOLLOW
YOU BACK ACROSS THE FIELD. ONCE MORE BY YOUR CAR, YOU
TAKE OUT A FLASHLIGHT AND SHINE IT ACROSS THE FIELD AT
THE OMINOUSLY STANDING CHURCH WHERE YOU NATURALLY SEE
ITS REFLECTION. UNNATURALLY, HOWEVER, WHEN THE FLASH-
LIGHT IS TURNED OFF, THE REFLECTION DOES NOT GO AWAY.
THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME AND SOME FRIENDS, ON NUMEROUS
OCCASIONS WITH MANY WITNESSES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

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

Date learned: 00001969 SUMMER

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THERE IS A HOUSE ON MUIRLAND ROAD THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE
HAUNTED BY A FRIENDLY GHOST. THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED THERE
NOTICED THAT IF THEY LEFT FOR AN EVENING AND LEFT A FEW
LIGHTS ON, WHEN THEY RETURNED DIFFERENT LIGHTS WOULD BE
ON. HANGERS WOULD FALL OFF THE CLOSET RACK FOR NO REASON
AND AS SOON AS THEY WERE HUNG BACK UP AND THE PEOPLE WERE
DOWNSTAIRS, THEY WOULD HEAR THE HANGERS ALL FALL OFF AGAIN.
ALSO THEY WOULD HEAR FOOTSTEPS OF SOMEONE WALKING UPSTAIRS
WHEN ALL THE INHABITANTS OF THE HOUSE WERE TOGETHER DOWN-
STAIRS AND WHEN THEY INVESTIGATED, THERE WAS NO ONE THERE.

Submitter comment: KATHY BELIEVES IN THIS BECAUSE SHE WAS IN THE HOUSE WHEN
SOME OF THESE MYSTERIOUS THINGS HAPPENED. SHE ALSO BELIEVED
ALONG WITH THE INHABITANTS OF THE HOUSE THAT THE GHOST WAS
FRIENDLY BECAUSE IT NEVER DID ANY HARM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 10-18-1971

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THERE IS A GRAVE IN THE MT. OLIVETTE CEMETERY WHICH WHEN
SEEN AT NIGHT ACTUALLY GLOWS.

Submitter comment: HE TOOK MY GIRLFRIEND AND ME TO SEE IT ONE NIGHT, BUT IT
WAS NOT GLOWING THAT NIGHT, OR ELSE HE COULD NOT FIND
THE RIGHT GRAVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

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THERE IS A CHURCH IN LEWISTON, NEW YORK WHICH HAS BEEN EMPTY
FOR YEARS, AND ON CERTAIN NIGHTS WHEN IT IS APPROACHED
WITH A LIT LANTERN; IT IS BLOWN OUT.

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK ; LEWISTON

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

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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A COVERED BRIDGE

WHEN YOU WALK THROUGH A COVERED BRIDGE, YOU ARE TO HOLD
YOUR BREATH AND LET IT OUT ON THE OTHER SIDE. IF YOU DO
THIS, YOU WILL GET WHATEVER YOU MAY HAVE WISHED FOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 00001968 FALL

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THE CEMETERY THAT MOVED

THIS INFORMANT'S GRANDFATHER TELLS OF THE LOCAL CEMETERY
THAT MOVED FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER. THE CEMETERY HAD
TO PASS OVER A RIVER, AND IT DROPPED THREE STONES
INTO THE RIVER, IN HONOR OF THE TRINITY. ANYONE BURIED
IN THE NEWLY MOVED CEMETERY IS SURE TO REST IN PEACE,
SINCE A PROPHECY HAS IT THAT THE CEMETERY HAS FOUND ITS
HOME AT LAST!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 11-00-1970

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JIM TELLS ME THAT IN FOSTORIA, OHIO, THERE IS A
GRAVEYARD WITH A TOMBSTONE IN WHICH FACES APPEAR. IT
SEEMS THAT THE WOMAN DIED IN MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES,
AND THE LOCAL PEOPLE DON'T QUITE ACCEPT THE LEGAL
ACQUITTAL OF HER HUSBAND. THE BELIEF IS THAT HE STRANGLED
HER.
WELL, THE HUSBAND DIED LATER ON AND HE WAS BURIED NEXT TO
HIS WIFE. THEY HAD A HUGE MARBLE TOMBSTONE FOR THE TWO OF
THEM.
THE LEGEND IS THAT IF YOU GO THERE WHEN THE MOON IS FULL,
YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE A PICTURE IN THE TOMBSTONE OF THE MAN
STRANGLING HIS WIFE.
JIM TELLS ME THAT PEOPLE ARE REALLY SUPPOSED TO HAVE SEEN
THIS, BUT HE CLAIMS THAT HE DOESN'T BELIEVE IT.
HOWEVER, HE AND SOME FRIENDS WENT UP THERE ONCE, JUST FOR
THE HECK OF IT, AND SOME STRANGE THINGS DID HAPPEN. BY
LOOKING AT THE MARBLE LONG ENOUGH, HE SAYS THAT EVENTUALLY
YOU COULD SEE THE FACES BUT HE FIGURES THAT THEY ARE CAUSED
BY THE SWIRLS IN THE MARBLE. THEY WEREN'T ABLE TO STAY
THERE TOO LONG BECAUSE A SILENT, HOODED FIGURE SLINKED
FROM BEHIND A TREE AND TRIED TO ATTACK THEM WITH A KNIFE.
NEEDLESS TO SAY, THEY HIGHTAILED IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OHIO ; DETROIT ; FOSTORIA

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

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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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THERE IS A CEMETERY ON SIXTEEN MILE RD. NEAR GRATIOT.
IF YOU GO THERE AT NIGHT YOU WILL FIND A TOMBSTONE WITH
TWO ROUND PATCHES OF LIGHT ON IT THAT LOOK LIKE EYES.
THE LIGHT DOESN'T COME FROM ANY DISCOVERABLE SOURCE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THAT HE SAW THIS TOMBSTONE AND THE LIGHTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

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

Date learned: 02-22-1970

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KISS THE BLACK ANGEL

IN AN OLD CEMETERY IN MOLINE, ILLINOIS THERE IS A BRONZE
STATUE OF AN ANGEL OVERLOOKING A GRAVE. THE STORY GOES
THAT IF YOU KISS THE BLACK ANGEL AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT,
THAT DEATH WILL BEFALL YOU WITHIN THE YEAR. RUMOR HAS IT
THAT THERE HAS BEEN CASES OF PERSONS MISSING AFTER
KISSING THE STATUE.

Where learned: IOWA ; DAVENPORT

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

Date learned: 11-01-1968

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