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WELL BELIEF

IN NORTH CAROLINA THERE IS A CERTAIN WELL WHERE AFTER THROWING
A ROCK DOWN INTO IT, IT WILL FLOAT BACK UP.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT COLLECTOR'S HOME

Keyword(s): Float ; GRAVITY ; Legend ; North Carolina ; Well

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTI-GRAVITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Man made container.

Date learned: 04-00-1970

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WELL BELIEF

IN NORTH CAROLINA THERE IS A CERTAIN WELL WHERE AFTER THROWING
A ROCK DOWN INTO IT, IT WILL FLOAT BACK UP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Man made container.

Date learned: 04-00-1970

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CARIBOU ESKIMO

DURING THE FISHING SEASON, THEY CAN'T SPILL WATER
ON THE FLOOR; OTHERWISE IT WILL BRING THEM BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARQUETTE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Foundation Floor
BELIEF -- Still water Man made container.
BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

Date learned: 03-00-1968

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IN LAFAYETTE, TENNESSEE THERE IS AN OLD WELL BEHIND THE OLD POST
OFFICE BUILDING. OLD PEOPLE SAY THIS WELL HAS NO BOTTOM. ROCKS
CANNOT BE HEARD TO SPLASH, AND PEOPLE HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO
LOWER A LINE FAR ENOUGH TO FIND A BOTTOM. PEOPLE ALSO SAY THAT
BLIND FISH HAVE BEEN CAUGHT FROM THE WELL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; LAFAYETTE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Still water Man made container.

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WELL WITCHING

WHEN I WANTED MY WELL DUG, I KNEW JUST EXACTLY WHERE TO PUT
IT. I HAD WITCHED FOR IT WITH A FORKED PEACH TREE LIMB.
ALL YOU DO IS HOLD IT STEADY RIGHT OUT IN FRONT OF YOU AND
WALK ABOUT. WHEN IT BENDS, THAT IS WHERE WATER IS, AND
SURE ENOUGH IT WAS THERE. I'VE GOT A GOOD WELL FULL OF
GOOD CLEAR WATER AND I FOUND IT BY WITCHING FOR IT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CANEY SPRINGS

Keyword(s): WATER WITCHING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Still water Man made container.
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 02-23-1969

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TAKE A MIRROR AND LOOK IN AN OLD WELL THE FIRST DAY OF MAY AT
12:00 NOON AND YOU WILL SEE YOUR INTENDED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day
BELIEF -- Still water Man made container.
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 07-18-1968

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