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LOCAL TALE OF PREMONITION

THERE WAS THIS COUPLE WHO WAS PARKING IN PERCY WARNER
PARK, AND AFTER A WHILE, THE GIRL GOT COLD CHILLS AND
REQUESTED THAT THEY LEAVE. THE BOY, THINKING THAT SHE
WAS MAKING EXCUSES, THOUGHT SHE WAS JUST BEING SILLY.
BUT SHE INSISTED THAT THEY LEAVE BECAUSE SHE HAD A
FEELING THAT SOMETHING WAS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. THE BOY
FINALLY CONSENTED AND THEY LEFT. WHEN THEY GOT HOME,
THERE WAS A HAND PRINT ON THE DOOR OF THE CAR, AND IT
WAS SMUDGED AS IF PERHAPS THE MOVEMENT OF THE CAR AS
THE COUPLE STARTED TO LEAVE HAD SMUDGED IT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): HOOK

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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WHITE LADY

AT BELLE ISLE {DETROIT, MICHIGAN} AT THE LOVER'S LANE,
THERE IS SAID TO BE A "WHITE LADY." SHE COMES OUT
DRESSED COMPLETELY IN WHITE. SHE TERRORIZES THE
PEOPLE THERE AT NIGHT. SHE IS SAID TO HAVE A HOOK
FOR ONE HAND. ONE NIGHT A COUPLE WAS JUST LEAVING
WHEN SHE CAME OUT. LATER ON THAT NIGHT, THEY FOUND
A HOOK ON THE CAR. IT WAS ON THE DOOR HANDLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOST WITH HOOK FOR HAND

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 11-00-1965

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WHITE LADY

AT BELLE ISLE {DETROIT, MICHIGAN} AT THE LOVER'S LANE,
THERE IS SAID TO BE A "WHITE LADY." SHE COMES OUT
DRESSED COMPLETELY IN WHITE. SHE TERRORIZES THE
PEOPLE THERE AT NIGHT. SHE IS SAID TO HAVE A HOOK
FOR ONE HAND. ONE NIGHT A COUPLE WAS JUST LEAVING
WHEN SHE CAME OUT. LATER ON THAT NIGHT, THEY FOUND
A HOOK ON THE CAR. IT WAS ON THE DOOR HANDLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOST WITH HOOK FOR HAND

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 11-00-1965

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Urban Legend

Hookman of Percy Warner Park:

I can't recall when I first heard this tale, but it seems to have been with me as long as I remember. There is supposedly a large rock located somewhere in Percy Warner Park, Nashville, where many people have reported seeing a hookman. The hookman only appears after dark and people whop have parked near this rock have heard the scraping of metal against their car.

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Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): HOOK ; PARKING ; Sexuality ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; TABU ; Urban Legend

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Legend

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THE RESPONDENT'S AUNT HAS A FISH SHAPED MOLE ON THE
RIGHT SIDE OF HER FACE, SUPPOSEDLY THERE BECAUSE HER
MOTHER, WHILE PREGNANT WITH HER, LOST A FISH OFF HER
HOOK, AND SLAPPED HER OWN CHEEK IN DISGUST.

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Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Birthmark ; Caught ; Cheek ; FACE ; FISH ; HOOK ; LOST ; OMEN ; PREGNANCY ; Slapped

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 06-06-1973

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SOME OLD FISHERMEN OF WESTERN MICHIGAN STILL BELIEVE
THAT IF THEIR LUCK IS BAD, THAT THEY CAN SPIT ON THE
WORM, THEN PUT IT ON THE HOOK, AND GOOD LUCK WILL
FOLLOW THEIR DAY'S FISHING.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bait ; BEHAVIOR ; BELIEF ; CATCH ; FISH ; Fisherman ; FISHING ; GESTURE ; HOOK ; LUCK ; SPIT ; SUPERSTITION ; Worm

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22

Date learned: 09-10-1969

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