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WHISTLING

YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO WHISTLE IN THE HOUSE BECAUSE IT IS
CALLING THE DEVIL

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONJURATION

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-03-1972

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU LOOK INTO A MIRROR, YOU WILL SEE THE DEVIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONJURATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon

Date learned: 10-25-1969

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BELIEF, DEVIL

THE LORD'S PRAYER SAID BACKWARDS IS A PRAYER TO SATAN. IF ONE
FIRMLY BELIEVES IN WHAT HE IS SAYING, THE DEVIL WILL APPEAR
IN SOME FORM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

James Callow Keyword(s): CONJURATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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REMEDY

I REMEMBER MY GRANDMOTHER CURING A YOUNG CHILD OF A FEAR. IT'S A
RITUAL. WHEN A CHILD IS AFRAID OF SOMETHING, YOU GET SOME WHITE ROCK.
IT'S A SOFT ROCK, I DON'T KNOW THE NAME OF IT. THE ROCK IS PUT INTO A
SKILLET AND HEATED. AS IT HEATS, IT SOFTENS, AND IT WILL FORM INTO A
FIGURE OF WHAT THE CHILD IS AFRAID OF. THE FEAR IS REMOVED FROM THE
CHILD THIS WAY.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONJURATION DIVINATION ; HOMEOPATHIC ; MEXICAN-AMERICAN CURE

Subject headings: Observation
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BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-00-1979

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MARY WORTH

STAND IN THE BATHROOM WITH THE DOOR CLOSED AND THE LIGHTS OFF,
LOOK DIRECTLY IN THE MIRROR AND REPEAT THREE TIMES
"I BELIEVE IN MARY WORTH"
THE FACE OF THE FAMOUS SALEM WITCH, MARY WORTH, IS SUPPOSED TO APPEAR
IN THE MIRROR.
IN THE MIRROR

Submitter comment: THERE WERE ALL SORTS OF STORIES ABOUT GIRLS THAT DID THIS AND
CAME OUT OF THE BATHROOM WITH BURNS AND SCRATCHES ON THEIR FACES

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OAK PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): CONJURATION

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
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BELIEF -- Witch Shaman

Date learned: 00001970S

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"BLOODY MARY" (BRAVERY GAME)

A TEST OF BRAVERY IN MY GRADE SCHOOL WOULD BE A GAME CALLED
"BLOODY MARY".
FIRST, ONE WOULD GO INTO A SCHOOL BATHROOM, TURN OUT THE LIGHTS
AND FILL THE SINK WITH WATER. AFTER STARING INTO THE WATER FOR
THIRTY SECONDS, ONE WOULD QUICKLY LOOK INTO A MIRROR IN HOPE OF
SEEING THE GHOST OF "BLOODY MARY" STABBING HERSELF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIVONIA ; CASS ELEMENTARY

James Callow Keyword(s): CONJURATION ; FEAR TEST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: CA00001970

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MRS.MERRIWEATHER

CUT OFF ALL OF THE LIGHTS IN THE HOUSE AND STAND IN FRONT OF A
MIRROR AND SAY 15 TIMES, WHILE TURNING AROUND IN A 360 DEGREE
CIRCLE, MRS. MERRIWEATHER, MRS. MERRIWEATHER; AND HER BLOODY
FACE WILL APPEAR BEFORE YOU.

Submitter comment: NO ONE HAS REACHED 15 TIMES, ALL WERE AFRAID OF IT.

Where learned: DETROIT ; NORWEST THEATER

James Callow Keyword(s): CONJURATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Circle and other round forms
BELIEF -- P689 P689.1
SPEECH -- FamilyGroup

Date learned: 01-30-1984

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TO CALL BACK SOMEONE YOU LOVE FROM THE DEAD

PLACE A LETTER WRITTEN TO A DECEASED MEMBER OF THE FAMILY ON TOP
OF A GLASS OF WATER AND PLACE IT UNDER YOUR BED. YOUR BELOVED ONE
WILL COME AND VISIT YOU IN PEACE. BEWARE: NEVER PERFORM THIS TASK
ON A FULL MOON NIGHT OR EVIL SPIRITS WILL HAUNT YOU.

Where learned: DETROIT ; NORWEST THEATER

James Callow Keyword(s): CONJURATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Word Letter

Date learned: 01-30-1984

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THIS IS ANOTHER STORY I HEARD WHEN I WAS ABOUT TEN YEARS OLD.
IT'S FROM DETROIT. I WAS TOLD AFTER MIDNIGHT, IT YOU GET A GLASS
OF WATER AND A PIECE OF PAPER, TAKE IT TO THE BASEMENT OF YOUR
HOME, PUT THE GLASS OF WATER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR AND PUT THE
PAPER ON TOP OF THE GLASS. TURN OUT THE LIGHTS IN THE BASEMENT
AND IN THE ENTIRE HOUSE, AND IF YOU WOULD CALL THE NAME OF THE LAST
PERSON IN FAMILY THAT DIED HE OR SHE WOULD APPEAR.
THE CORRECT WAY TO DO THIS IS TO HAVE A SMALL CANDLE BURNING NEXT
TO THE GLASS OF WATER AND PAPER. CALL THE DEAD PERSON'S NAME
WHILE LOOKING AT THE GLASS OF WATER. AFTER A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF
CALLING OUT THE DEAD PERSON'S NAME, THE PAPER WILL BEGIN TO
SPIN AROUND THE THE SPIRIT OF THE DEAD PERSON WOULD APPEAR.

James Callow Keyword(s): CONJURATION

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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