RE:SEARCH logo
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries / Instructional Design Studio
UDM HOME BLACKBOARD MY UDMERCY
RESEARCH HOME / FIND / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / THE JAMES T. CALLOW FOLKLORE ARCHIVE /
James Callow Folklore Archive

Collection Home

About Dr. James T. Callow

Dr. James T. Callow publications

Collectors

Browse by

Subject heading

Keyword

Location

Questions or comments on this site? Please email davidsor@udmercy.edu.

The James T. Callow Folklore Archive

search for

Content filter is on

Your search for GHOST returned 119 results.

prev | items
| next

THERE WAS A MAN UPON THE STAIRS,
GEE I WISH HE WASN'T THERE.
HE WASN'T THERE AGAIN TODAY,
GEE, I WISH HE'D GO AWAY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER MANY YEARS AGO.

Data entry tech comment: YESTERDAY UPON THE STAIR, I SAW A MAN THAT WASN'T THERE.
HE WASN'T THERE AGAIN TODAY,
OH, HOW I WISH HE'D GO AWAY (THAT'S THE WAY I HEARD IT)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHIASMUS CONTRADICTIONS QUATRAIN ; FIRST PERSON NARRATIVE ; REPETITION METER: IAMB. RHYME: IMPERFECT, DOUBLE ; RHYME AABB ; SLANG CONTRADICTION ; WISH GHOSTS FEAR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

View just this record

RETURN OF THE DEAD

AROUND 1940 A WOMAN NAMED BESSIE SABOL DIED IN SOUTHWEST
DETROIT. MRS. HURLEY ASSISTED IN THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR BURIAL
AND SUBSEQUENTLY WAS ASKED TO STAY WITH THE DAUGHTER OF THE
WOMAN, WHO FEARED LIVING ALONE IN THE HOME. SEVERAL OTHERS
HAD STAYED WITH THE WOMAN, BUT HAD LEFT WITH STORIES OF A
GHOST IN THE HOME. MRS. HURLEY STAYED IN THE HOME FOR
2 DAYS. THE THIRD NIGHT LOUD BANGING AND CLANGING NOISES
WERE HEARD IN THE PANTRY, MRS. HURLEY WENT TO
INVESTIGATE AND SAW THE GHOST OF THE DEAD WOMAN CLEANING UP THE
MESS THAT THE DAUGHTER HAD LEFT IN THE PANTRY. THE POTS AND PANS
WERE SCATTERED ALL ABOUT. THIS WOMAN HAD BEEN KNOWN FOR
HER NEATNESS. MY GRANDMOTHER TOLD THE DAUGHTER THAT AS LONG
AS SHE KEPT THE PANTRY CLEAN, THE NOISES WOULD STOP. THEY
DID, AND THEY HAVEN'T BEEN HEARD SINCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): GHOST RETURNS TO DO HOUSEWORK

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Favorites
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 11-11-1974

View just this record

"MAUMEE RIVER LEGEND"

"ONCE UPON A TIME, A LONG, LONG TIME AGO, AN INDIAN FAMILY
WAS TRAVELING DOWN THE RIVER. ONE NIGHT, THERE WAS A TERRIBLE
STORM AND THE LITTLE INDIAN BOY BECAME LOST. THE MOTHER AND
FATHER LOOKED HIGH AND LOW FOR HIM BUT COULDN'T FIND HIM. ALL THEY
HEARD WAS A FAINT CRY " MOMEE " EVEN TO THIS DAY, YOU CAN STILL
HEAR HIM CALL " MOMEE." "

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Keyword(s): CALLING GHOST.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

View just this record

HAUNTED HOUSE.

I WAS HOME WITH THE BABY. THE BABY WAS ASLEEP AND I HEARD THIS
CHILD RUNNING AND IT SOUNDED LIKE THE CHILD BUMPED INTO THE WALL.
SO WHEN I CHECKED ON THE BABY HE WAS STILL ASLEEP.

Where learned: COLLECTED BY MAIL

Keyword(s): GHOST- CHILD.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 10-30-1971

View just this record

HAUNTED HOUSE.

IT HAPPENED IN CHICAGO DURING THE 1960'S. AT ONE TIME I HEARD SOMEON
WALKING IN MY HALLWAY AND IT CONTINUED PASS MY LIVING ROOM WHERE
A FRIEND AND I WERE SITTING. WE SEARCHED THE HOUSE AND COULDN'T FIND
ANYONE. AT ANOTHER TIMES I HAVE HEARD MOVING SOUNDS AND I KNEW
NO-ONE ELSE WAS HOME BUT ME.

Data entry tech comment: THE WORD " PASS " I FEEL IS PAST. " AT ANOTHER TIMES " I FEEL MEANS
AT OTHER TIMES.

Where learned: COLLECTED BY MAIL

Keyword(s): NOISY GHOST.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 10-30-1971

View just this record

LEGEND

THERE IS A STREET ON DETROIT'S EAST SIDE, NEAR THE VICINITY
OF CONNORS AND GRATIOT THAT IS KNOWN AS " KNOCK- KNOCK " STREET.
ONE NIGHT, AS A YOUNG COUPLE SAT TALKING IN A CAR, A GROUP OF
CHILDREN PLAYED BALL. THE BALL ROLLED BENEATH THE CAR AND
ONE OF THE CHILDREN CRAWLED UNDER THE CAR TO RETRIEVE IT.
UNAWARE OF THIS, THE DRIVER BEGAN TO DRIVE AWAY, AND AS HE DID
SO DRAGGED THE CHILD FOR SEVERAL YARDS. TO THIS DAY THE THUMP-THUMP
OF HIS BODY CAN BE HEARD WHEN TRAVELING ON THIS STREET.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT REMEMBERS THIS AS BEING TOLD TO HIM AS A TRUE
STORY BY OTHERS WHO HAVE TRAVELED THIS STREET AND HEARD THE
NOISES.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOST

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 04-12-1965

View just this record

TRAVELING VIGIL LIGHT OF MT. OLIVET CEMETRY.

SEVERAL YEARS AGO ONE OF THE GRAVES OF MT. OLIVET CEMETRY
WAS DUG UP AND THE BODY MOVED TO ANOTHER SPOT IN THE CEMETRY.
THE MOTHER OF THE DEAD PERSON LOOKED AND LOOKED FOR THE GRAVE
OF HER BELOVED BUT COULD NEVER FIND IT. IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT THE
VIGIL LIGHT WHICH THE MOTHER KEPT BURNING ON THE GRAVE NOW
ROAMS THE CEMETRY SEARCHING FOR THE GRAVE OF THE BODY THAT
WAS MOVED. MANY PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO
SEE THE LIGHT MOVING ABOUT THE CEMETRY. ONE NIGHT WHEN AT A
GIRL FRIEND'S HOUSE THE INFORMANT WAS ASKED IF SHE WANTED TO GO TO
THE CEMETRY WITH A GROUP OF GIRLS TO LOOK FOR THE LIGHT. THE GIRL
FRIEND LIVED RIGHT NEXT TO THE CEMETRY AND KNEW THE SCHEDULE OF
THE WATCHMEN WHO WORKED IN THE CEMETRY. THE GIRLS CLIMBED THE FENCE
AND AFTER THEY HAD GONE A SHORT WAY INTO THE CEMETRY, THEY SAW THE
VIGIL LIGHT NOT MANY FEET IN FRONT OF THEM, MOVING ABOUT. THEY
RAN BACK TO THE HOUSE IN FEAR.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT WAS SURPRISED THAT MY BROTHER AND I WHO LIVE IN
THE IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORHOOD HAD NEVER HEARD OF THE TRAVELING
VIGIL LIGHT OF MT. OLIVET CEMETERY.

Data entry tech comment: THE WORD CEMETRY IS AS SPELLED BY THE COLLECTOR.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT, ASSUMED ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): GHOST

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-31-1967

View just this record

CAR ACCIDENT

AFTER I, THE COLLECTOR, MENTIONED THE STORY THAT YOU CAN HEAR A
THUMPING SOUND WHENEVER YOU RIDE DOWN THE STREET ON THE EAST
SIDE OF DETROIT WHERE A GIRL WAS KILLED BY A CAR, THE FOLLOWING WAS
TOLD: THE SOUND OF THE THUMPING IS HER KNOCKING ON THE CAR
FOR THE PEOPLE TO STOP AS SHE WAS DRAGGED SO FAR ON THE AXLE OF
THE CAR.

Submitter comment: SHE COULDN'T REMEMBER WHERE SHE HEARD THIS, BUT IT WAS PART OF THE
STORY AS I FIRST MENTIONED IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOST

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 05-10-1965

View just this record

GHOSTS

WHILE MY AUNT AND UNCLE WERE LIVING IN ITALY, THEY LIVED IN A
HOUSE THAT MY UNCLE HAD INHERITED. THE HOUSE WAS BUILT IN THE
EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. EVERYONE CLAIMED THAT THE HOUSE WAS HAUNTED
AND THE ORIGINAL OWNER ( WHO WAS MY UNCLE'S GREAT AUNT ) WAS SEEN
LOOKING OUT OF THE WINDOW OF THE HOUSE. ONE NIGHT MY AUNT WAS ALONE
IN THE HOUSE AND HEARD STRANGE NOISES WHICH CAME FROM THE CHAPEL.
THE NOISE WAS AS IF SOMEONE WAS WALKING AROUND. TO THIS DAY
MY AUNT STILL DOESN'T KNOW WHO OR WHAT MADE THE STRANGE NOISES.

Submitter comment: PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOST

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 10-23-1967

View just this record

SUPERSTITION

STORY OCCURRED IN DRAYTON PLAINS MICHIGAN IN 1901. THERE WAS AN
OLD INN WHICH HAD BEEN EMPTY FOR YEARS AND SAID THE REASON WAS THAT
THE COMMUNITY ACTUALLY BELIEVED THAT IT WAS HAUNTED. THE COMMUNITY
HISTORY HAS IT THAT A YOUNG MARRIED COUPLE ON THEIR HONEYMOON USED
IT AND A WEEK LATER THEY WERE DISCOVERED IN BED WITH THEIR THROATS
CUT.

Submitter comment: MR. LAWRENCE LEARNED IT IN 1901 BECAUSE HE LIVED ACROSS THE
STREET FROM THE INN.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): GHOST ; MURDER

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 12-25-1963 ; 00-00-1901

View just this record

THE HOUSE ON MENDOTA

EVERY MORNING ABOUT TEN O'CLOCK FOOTSTEPS WOULD COME DOWN THE
STAIRS AND WALK OVER TO THE BUFFET. THEN WE WOULDN'T HEAR THEM
ANY MORE. WE NEVER SAW ANYONE BUT THEY DIDN'T MISS A DAY. IN THIS
SAME HOUSE I COULD STAND AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS AND NO MATTER
HOW HARD I WOULD THROW WHATEVER I THREW WOULD ONLY GO ONE STEP
AND THEN FALL ON THE STEP AS THOUGH SOMEONE WAS CATCHING THE
THINGS.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT LIVED IN THIS HOUSE IN DETROIT IN 1942.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Keyword(s): GHOST ; HAUNTED HOUSE.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 05-12-1965 ; 00-00-1942

View just this record

IN THE TOWN THAT MY PARENTS CAME FROM IN AUSTRIA-HUNGARY, THE
CHURCH WAS HAUNTED AND PEOPLE BELIEVED THAT NO ONE COULD GO IN THERE
AFTER SUNSET. IF YOU WERE PASSING BY IN THE EVENING, YOU COULD
HEAR ALL SORTS OF STRANGE NOISES AND MOANINGS, EVEN SCREAMS.
ONE WOMAN SAID THAT SHE DIDN'T BELIEVE THE STORIES AND THAT SHE
MEANT TO GO IN THERE ONE EVENING AND SEE FOR HERSELF. SHE DID
GO IN THERE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND WAS NEVER SEEN AGAIN. THE NEXT
MORNING ALL OF HER CLOTHING WAS FOUND ON THE FLOOR OF THE CHURCH.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): GHOST ; HAUNTED CHURCH

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 09-10-1972

View just this record

KNOCK-KNOCK STREET

THIS KNOCK-KNOCK STREET IS FOUND ON WEST PARKWAY, NEAR ANN ARBOR
TRAIL. IT IS BELIEVED A YOUNG COUPLE ON A DATE GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT
AND THE YOUNG GIRL WAS PUSHED OUT BY HER DATE. HER COAT GOT CAUGHT
AND SHE WAS DRAGGED, AND KNOCKED PERSISTENTLY TO BE LET IN. AND NOW
WHEN TRAVELING ON THIS STREET, THE GIRL'S KNOCKING IS STILL HEARD.

Data entry tech comment: I HAVE TWO KNOCK-KNOCK STREET STORIES IN THIS PACK, BUT THE STORIES
HAVE DIFFERENT PLOTS AND LOCALES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOST

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-22-1971

View just this record

NOT GIVEN

THERE WAS A MAN WHO WAS INSANE AND KILLED HIS WIFE AND AFTER HE
KILLED HER HE WAS FULL OF REMORSE. HE DIDN'T REALIZE THAT HE WAS
THE MURDERER AND IT IS SAID THAT HE TAKES HIS LANTERN IN THE
EVENING, AND GOES TO LOOK FOR HER BODY. IF YOU DRIVE OVER THAT
BRIDGE ON THE FAR EAST SIDE AND STOP, YOU ARE ABLE TO SEE THE
LIGHT COME AND GO UNDER THE BRIDGE AND AS IT GOES UNDER THE
BRIDGE, IT SHAKES IT. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE MAN DOING IT.

Submitter comment: JEAN AND I HAVE BOTH GONE TO THIS PLACE BUT DO NOT RECALL THE NAME
OF THE STREET AND ALL OF THE MYSTERIOUS THINGS DO HAPPEN BUT
THE EXPLANATION IS THAT IT IS THE SWAMP GAS AND WHEN IT SETTLES
UNDERNEATH THE BRIDGE IS WHAT CAUSES IT TO TREMBLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS ; TOLD AT HER HOME

Keyword(s): GHOST

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-06-1971

View just this record

A SPIRITED HOUSE

THIS STORY WAS TOLD TO ME IN ALL SINCERITY IN PENNSYLVANIA;
INFORMANT'S GIRLFRIEND'S AUNT'S HUSBAND, WAS PROMOTED AND AS PART
OF THE DEAL, ACQUIRED A BEAUTIFUL PRESTIGE MANSION BELIEVED
TO HAVE BEEN DESIGNED BY FRANK LOYD WRIGHT. IT JUST SO HAPPENED
THE PEOPLE LIVING THERE BEFORE LOST THEIR FATHER BY SUICIDE. HE
SHOT HIS BRAINS OUT IN THE BATHROOM, BLOOD ON THE WALL WAS THERE
TO STAY. HAVING IT PAINTED AND THEN WALLPAPERED STILL DIDN'T
CONCEAL HIS BLOOD. THIS GIRL'S AUNT WOULD GO TO BED AT NIGHT AND THE
TEA KETTLE WOULD GO ON, CHAINS WERE HEARD RATTLING, DOORS NEVER
CLOSED. ONE NIGHT THEY WERE ALL IN BED TOGETHER FRIGHTENED TO DEATH
WHEN SUDDENLY A BLAST OF COLD AIR CAME FROM THE OPENED DOOR.
THE NEXT MORNING THEY WENT TO TALK TO A PRIEST, WHO ASKED IF THE
MAN THAT KILLED HIMSELF WANTED TO KILL HIS WIFE. FINDING OUT THIS
TO BE THE CASE, THE PRIEST CONFIRMED THAT THE SPIRIT WAS OUT TO KILL
HIS WIFE. THE PRIEST WARNED THIS WOMAN NOT TO HAVE ANY CONTACT
AT ALL WITH THIS SPIRIT. THEY MOVED OUT. THE NEW OWNERS LIVED IN
THAT HOUSE FOR TWO MONTHS AND THEN IT BURNT TO THE GROUND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MURDEROUS GHOST

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-22-1971

View just this record

THE LEGEND OF ELMWOOD CEMETARY.

ONE COLD RAINY DAY AS A MAN LEFT THE CAPUCHIN MONASTERY ON MT.
ELLIOT ST. IN DETROIT, HE OBSERVED A YOUNG LADY NEAR A GRAVE SITE
AT THE CEMETARY ACROSS THE STREET. PASSING NEAR HER ON HIS WAY TO
HIS CAR, HE OFFERED HER A RIDE. SINCE SHE SEEMED RATHER HELPLESS
IN THE FACE OF THE ELEMENTS, SHE RELUCTANTLY ACCEPTED. HE DROVE
HER TO AN ADDRESS ON THE NEAR EAST SIDE FOR WHICH SHE THANKED HIM
WARMLY. HE ASKED HER IF HE COULD CALL UPON HER SOME TIME IN THE
FUTURE AND SHE SAID IT WOULD BE ALL RIGHT. RETURNING TO THE ADDRESS
SOME WEEKS LATER, HE WAS TOLD THAT NO GIRL LIVED THERE. THE
RESIDENT ASKED FOR A DESCRIPTION OF THE YOUNG GIRL AFTER WHICH SHE
ASKED OUR YOUNG MAN INTO THE HOUSE. HE WAS SHOWN A PICTURE
OF THE GIRL AND WAS INFORMED THAT SHE HAD DIED SUDDENLY SOME
YEARS EARLIER. APPARENTLY HE HAD PICKED UP THE YOUNG LADY AT THE
SITE OF HER GRAVE.

Data entry tech comment: THIS STORY SOUNDS MORE AS IF THE INFORMANT WERE READING THE STORY,
INSTEAD OF TELLING A TRUE TALE. THE REASON I FEEL THIS WAY IS
BECAUSE NO ONE TELLS A STORY IN THE PERFECT WAY IT IS DONE HERE.
THIS STORY IS A FAIRLY COMMON MOTIF. THE STORY IS ALSO KNOWN AS
" LILY " OR " THE HITCHHIKER. " BUT BOTH OF THEM END WITH THE
HITCHHIKER BEING DEAD FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND THE GHOST IS LONELY
OR TRYING TO FIND ITS WAY TO SAFETY AND WARMTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOSTLY HITCHHIKER

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 00-00-1950

View just this record

PETTICOAT LUCE

HERE IS ANOTHER IRISH STORY GRANDPA LAMB USED TO TELL US WHEN WE WER
KIDS. THIS IS THE STORY OF PETTICOAT LUCE. THERE WAS THIS OLD
FARMER COMING HOME FROM THE VILLAGE AT NIGHT. AS HE CROSSED A STREA
HE NOTICED A WOMAN AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WHO WANTED A RIDE SO HE
STOPPED HIS WAGON AND LET HER ON. AS HE CONTINUED HE NOTICED THE
HORSE WAS PANTING AS IF THE LOAD WAS GETTING HEAVIER AND HEAVIER.
THE FARMER LET PETTICOAT LUCE OFF AT ANOTHER STREAM BUT WHEN HE GOT
HOME WOULD YOU BELIEVE THE HORSE DROPPED DEAD.

Submitter comment: I THINK THE EXPLANATION TO THIS STORY IS THAT PETTICOAT LUCE WAS A
PHANTOM WHO WEIGHED MORE AND MORE. THIS IRISH LEGEND WAS TOLD BY
GRANDPA LAMB TO MY UNCLE JIM LAMB WHEN HE WAS A KID IN DEARBORN.

James Callow comment: COMPARE "THE VANISHING HITCHHIKER."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): GHOSTLY HITCHHIKER

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 00-00-1939 ; 11-22-1979

View just this record

THE PHANTOM SHIP

OFF THE COAST OF AFRICA THERE WAS A SHIP THAT DISAPPEARED ON
ITS WAY TO INDIA. ABOUT SIX YEARS LATER IT WAS SIGHTED BY ANOTHER
SHIP WHICH PULLED ALONG SIDE OF IT TO INSPECT IT. THEY FOUND NO
ONE ON BOARD. THEY DID FIND PLENTY OF FOOD AND THE LOG WHICH ENDED
ON THE DATE THAT THE SHIP DISAPPEARED. WHEN THEY TIED A ROPE TO
THE SHIP TO TOW IT A STORM CAME UP AND BROKE THE ROPE. THE SHIP
DRIFTED AWAY AND WAS LOST AGAIN. UP UNTIL 1953 THE SAME THING
HAPPENED OVER AND OVER TO OTHER SHIPS WHO SPOTTED THE PHANTOM.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOST SHIPS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-20-1968

View just this record

LEGEND OF BLOODY MARY

THERE IS A STORY OF A HEADLESS LOVER AT CAMP MIAKONDA, A BOY
SCOUT RESERVATION IN SYLVANIA, OHIO. THE STORY FOLLOWS THAT HER
GRAVE LIES UNDERNEATH THE WATER TOWER AT THE CAMP SITE. WHEN THERE
IS A FULL MOON, SCOUTS ARE WARNED TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR HER. SHE
ROAMS TO SEEK REVENGE ON HER LOVER, WHO BEHEADED HER, BUT CAN NOT
FIND HIM BECAUSE SHE HAS NO EYES.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): HEADLESS GHOST

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Physically handicapped Deformed

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

View just this record

MYSTERIOUS STREET

STRASBURG AVENUE, LOCATED IN FRONT OF VON STEUBEN JR. HIGH SCHOOL
ON THE EAST SIDE OF DETROIT, IS CLAIMED TO BE THE SITE OF AN AUTO
ACCIDENT WHICH KILLED A YOUNG GIRL. THE GIRL SUPPOSEDLY KNOCKS ON TH
CARS AS THEY DRIVE OVER IT AS A WARNING. SHE WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN
CARRIED ALONG BY A DRIVER WHO DIDN'T HEAR HER POUNDING ON THE SIDE
OF THE CAR.

Submitter comment: AN ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE SUNDAY MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT TO ONE OF
DETROIT'S NEWPAPERS ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO ON THIS SUBJECT.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): GHOSTS ; PLACE NAMES

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

View just this record

prev | items
| next

University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Detroit , MI , 48221-3038
This site is endorsed by the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and supports the views, values, and mission of UDM. The University of Detroit Mercy web site provides links to other web sites, both public and private, for informational purposes. The inclusion of these links on UDM's site does not imply endorsement by the University. Please contact the Instructional Design Studio for any questions regarding this web site.