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THE HOUSE ON ANTIETAM

MY MOTHER HAD A CHAIR AND SHE KEPT HER ALARM CLOCK AND HAIRPINS
ON IT. IT WAS NEXT TO THE BED. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS IT VIBRATED
SO THAT THE HAIRPINS AND CLOCK WOULD BE THROWN INTO THE AIR.
NOTHING ELSE BUT THE CHAIR WOULD VIBRATE.
ONE DAY THE WOMAN DOWNSTAIRS CAME UP AND SAID THAT IF WE DIDN'T
STOP POUNDING ON THE FOOT OF THE BED AT NIGHT SHE WOULD MOVE.
MY MOTHER AND FATHER HEARD THE NOISE TOO AND COULDN'T FIGURE IT OUT.
ONE DAY WE ALL HEARD A BIG COMMOTION IN THE PANTRY AND A LOAF OF
BREAD WAS FLUNG THROUGH THE DINING ROOM AND INTO THE LIVING ROOM.
MY MOTHER WAS SO UPSET ABOUT ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHE SAID: GOD, I
CAN'T STAND THIS ANY LONGER. IF YOU WILL TAKE THESE THINGS FROM ME
I WILL BE A CATHOLIC. THE MANIFESTATIONS STOPPED AND SHE BECAME
A CATHOLIC. NOTHING LIKE THIS HAS HAPPENED SINCE. MAYBE SHE IS THE
KIND OF PERSON THE SPIRITS CAN WORK THROUGH.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT SAW AND EXPERIENCED THESE THINGS WITH HER FAMILY.
THESE THINGS HAPPENED IN DETROIT IN ABOUT 1910

Data entry tech comment: CORRECTED SOME SPELLING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Keyword(s): HAUNTED

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

Date learned: 05-00-1965

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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

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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

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WHY HE SOLD HIS HOUSE.

EVERY DAY ABOUT FIVE IN THE AFTERNOON THE DOORKNOB TURNED ON
THE FRONT DOOR AND MY WIFE AND I COULD HEAR SOMEONE COME IN.
WE WOULD RUSH TO THE SPOT, BUT THERE WOULD NEVER BE ANYONE THERE.
A LITTLE WHILE LATER EVERY DAY WE WOULD HEAR THE WORST COMMOTION
IN THE BASEMENT- LIKE TWO MEN GRUNTING, HITTING, AND BANGING
FURNITURE AROUND DOWN THERE. THEN WE WOULD HEAR THE SOUND OF
SOMEONE DUMPING COAL IN THE DRIVEWAY, BUT THERE WAS NEVER ANY COAL
THERE OR ANY OTHER PLACE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WE COULD FIND.
A FEW TIMES WE CALLED THE POLICE FROM THE PALMER PARK STATION TO
COME OVER AND HEAR THE NOISE. THEY HEARD IT TOO BUT COULD NOT
FIND OUT WHO WAS MAKING IT. WE MOVED.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT TOLD ME THIS STORY IN 1955 WHILE HE WAS FILLING
MY TEETH. HE SAID THE HOUSE WAS ON SAN JUAN, TWO BLOCKS OFF OF SIX
MILE ( IN DETROIT ) .

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HAUNTED HOUSE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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DOOR KNOB GHOST

DURING WORLD WAR II, IN DARIEN, GEORGIA, TWO WOMEN LIVED
ALONE WHILE THEIR HUSBANDS WERE IN SERVICE. ONE NIGHT
WHEN ALONE THEY SAW THE DOORKNOB TO THEIR BEDROOM DOOR
TURN. DECIDING TO FIND OUT THE CAUSE OF THIS, ONE
STOOD BY THE DOOR TO JERK IT OPEN WHILE THE OTHER WAS
GOING TO HIT THE ASSAILANT OVER THE HEAD. WHEN THE
DOORKNOB TURNED AGAIN, THEY OPENED THE DOOR TO FIND
AN EMPTY HALL ON THE OTHER SIDE. IN THIS SAME HOUSE,
THEY FREQUENTLY HEARD BABY CRIES WHEN THERE WAS NO
BABY IN THE HOUSE.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATHENS

James Callow Keyword(s): HAUNTED HOUSE

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

Date learned: 07-22-1968

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YOU MUST WHEN RIDING IN A CAR, HOLD YOUR BREATH WHILE
PASSING A CEMETERY, OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE HAUNTED BY
THE DEAD.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): BREATH ; CEMETERY ; GRAVEYARD ; HAUNTED ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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SPIRIT OF THE HOUSE

IT IS AN ITALIAN BELIEF THAT EVERY HOUSEHOLD HAS A GOOD
SPIRIT THAT REMAINS WITH IT, AND CAN SOMETIMES BE SEEN.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: NEW YORK ; AUBURN

Keyword(s): GHOST ; Haunt ; HAUNTED HOUSE ; Home ; House ; Italian ; SPIRIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 12-00-1971

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CEMETERY BELIEF

IF YOU ARE OUT IN THE EARLY EVENING AT MT. ELIOT CEMETERY
AT 6 MILE ROAD, AND YOU FACE THE WEST SIDE OF IT, YOU WILL SEE
A GLOWING RED TOMBSTONE, WHY THIS PARTICULAR TOMBSTONE GLOWS,
NO ONE KNOWS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): CEMETERY ; Detroit ; Glow ; HAUNTED ; Haunting ; Legend ; Mt. Eliot Cemetery ; Tombstone

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ANNE BOLEYN

IN THE TOWER OF LONDON, ONE CAN SEE ANNE BOLEYN WALK AROUND
THE TOWER PROPER ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HER BEHEADING.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): Anne Boleyn ; Beheaded ; HAUNTED ; Haunting ; Legend ; Tower of London

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 10281972 YEAR ASSUMED

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HAUNTED HOUSE

ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO, A MAN LIVING IN A COTTAGE ON WAMPLER'S LAKE IN
MICHIGAN'S IRISH HILLS AREA BEGAN TO HAVE STRANGE EXPERIENCES. A
PIANO ON THE SECOND FLOOR WOULD BEGIN TO PLAY MYSTERIOUSLY, AND
A COLD WIND WOULD BLOW THROUGH THE HOUSE. HE MOVED OUT, AND THE
COTTAGE GOT A REPUTATION OF BEING HAUNTED. THE MATTER RECEIVED
MUCH PUBLICITY, AND NO ONE WOULD MOVE INTO THE HOUSE.
IT IS SAID THAT EVENTUALLY ONE MAN MUSTERED UP SOME COURAGE,
ENTERED THE COTTAGE, AND SAID, IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, I
COMMAND YOU TO STOP. THE SOUNDS WERE NEVER HEARD AGAIN, BUT THE
COTTAGE IS STILL KNOWN AS THE HAUNTED HOUSE OF WAMPLER'S LAKE.

Submitter comment:

I LEARNED THIS STORY FROM MY AUNT, WHO USED TO VACATION AT
WAMPLER'S LAKE. I ALSO SAW THE HAUNTED COTTAGE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

James Callow comment:

Corrected spelling and eliminated some commas

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WAMPLERS LAKE

Keyword(s): HAUNTED HOUSE ; MANIFESTATIONS ; Wamplers Lake

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.2

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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When I was a little girl our family used to sit
together on Friday nights and tell stories. One of
these stories was told in my family to at least 3 or
4 generations. It was a true story. My great, great
grandparents lived in a house that was moved from a
cemetery to its current spot. Unexplained noises and
voices could be heard coming from the attic and
therefore no one would go up to the attic because it
was strongly believed that there were ghosts up there.

Submitter comment:

Informant still believes that this is a true story.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CEMETERY ; HAUNTED ; House

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

Date learned: 00001940S

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