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THE GHOST OF CHAPEL HILL, TENNESSEE

DURING THE CIVIL WAR, A BRAKEMAN ON A TRAIN FELL OFF
AND HAD HIS HEAD CUT OFF. HE GOES OUT EVERY NIGHT
WITH HIS LANTERN LOOKING FOR HIS HEAD. A LIGHT CAN
BE SEEN SWINGING ALONG THE TRACKS IN GREEN, WHITE,
AND RED, THE COLORS OF A BRAKEMAN'S LANTERN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): GHOSTLY LIGHT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 11-10-1973

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GERMAN GRAVEYARD

IN A GRAVEYARD IN GERMANY, THERE WERE STRANGE
LIGHTS SHINING. THE PEOPLE SAID IT WAS THE
PEOPLE BURIED THERE WALKING AROUND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GERMANY ; WARREN

Keyword(s): GHOSTLY LIGHTS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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TOMBSTONE IN CEMETERY

THIS IS THE ONLY ONE I CAN REMEMBER CHRIS TELLING ME
BECAUSE I HAD ORIGINALLY COME TO HER HOME TO TALK
WITH HER MOTHER ABOUT FOLKLORE AND EVERY SO OFTEN
CHRIS WOULD THROW SOMETHING INTO THE CONVERSATION.
MANY OF THE THINGS I WAS TOLD THAT EVENING WOULD
SUDDENLY COME OUT OF THIN AIR, WHILE WORKING ON AN
ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SUBJECT.
THIS IS TOLD OF A TOMBSTONE IN MT. OLIVE CEMETERY IN
DETROIT {MICHIGAN}, AT OUTER DRIVE AND SIX MILE.
UP UNTIL A FEW YEARS AGO, ONE PARTICULAR TOMBSTONE
WOULD ALWAYS GLOW AN EERIE RED ALL NIGHT LONG, BUT
DURING THE DAY IT LOOKED LIKE ANY ORDINARY TOMB-
STONE. MOST PEOPLE SEEM TO BE A BIT CAREFUL WHEN TALKING
ABOUT IT, I GUESS IT WAS REAL. THE STONE, FROM WHAT
CHRIS SAID, HASN'T GLOWED SINCE A MAUSELEUM WAS BUILT
VERY CLOSE TO IT. EVERYONE OLD ENOUGH REMEMBERS SEEING
THE GLOWING TOMBSTONE. CHRIS'S HOME IS APPROXIMATELY
200 FEET FROM THE CEMETERY.

Data entry tech comment: THIS IS CONFUSING: PERHAPS MRS. MARSHAL'S DAUGHTER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOSTLY LIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): MAUSOLEUM MT. OLIVET CEMETERY

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

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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GERMAN GRAVEYARD

IN A GRAVEYARD IN GERMANY, THERE WERE STRANGE
LIGHTS SHINING. THE PEOPLE SAID IT WAS THE
PEOPLE BURIED THERE WALKING AROUND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GERMANY ; WARREN

Keyword(s): GHOSTLY LIGHTS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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TOMBSTONE IN CEMETERY

THIS IS THE ONLY ONE I CAN REMEMBER CHRIS TELLING ME
BECAUSE I HAD ORIGINALLY COME TO HER HOME TO TALK
WITH HER MOTHER ABOUT FOLKLORE AND EVERY SO OFTEN
CHRIS WOULD THROW SOMETHING INTO THE CONVERSATION.
MANY OF THE THINGS I WAS TOLD THAT EVENING WOULD
SUDDENLY COME OUT OF THIN AIR, WHILE WORKING ON AN
ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SUBJECT.
THIS IS TOLD OF A TOMBSTONE IN MT. OLIVE CEMETERY IN
DETROIT {MICHIGAN}, AT OUTER DRIVE AND SIX MILE.
UP UNTIL A FEW YEARS AGO, ONE PARTICULAR TOMBSTONE
WOULD ALWAYS GLOW AN EERIE RED ALL NIGHT LONG, BUT
DURING THE DAY IT LOOKED LIKE ANY ORDINARY TOMB-
STONE. MOST PEOPLE SEEM TO BE A BIT CAREFUL WHEN TALKING
ABOUT IT, I GUESS IT WAS REAL. THE STONE, FROM WHAT
CHRIS SAID, HASN'T GLOWED SINCE A MAUSELEUM WAS BUILT
VERY CLOSE TO IT. EVERYONE OLD ENOUGH REMEMBERS SEEING
THE GLOWING TOMBSTONE. CHRIS'S HOME IS APPROXIMATELY
200 FEET FROM THE CEMETERY.

Data entry tech comment: THIS IS CONFUSING: PERHAPS MRS. MARSHAL'S DAUGHTER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOSTLY LIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): MAUSOLEUM MT. OLIVET CEMETERY

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

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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