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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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A LEGEND IN JANOWIEC, POLAND

THERE IS A LEGEND OF A PHANTOM INHABITING THE RUINS OF A CASTLE IN
THE VILLAGE OF JANOWIEC, IN CENTRAL POLAND WHERE MY GRANDFATHER
COMES FROM. THE CASTLE HAS BEEN LONG ABANDONED AND ONLY A FACADE
AND A FEW ROOMS ARE LEFT. ONE ROOM IS SAID TO BE THE BLACK LADY'S
WHO LIVED THERE ONCE.
THIS BLACK LADY WAS THE DAUGHTER OF A NOBLE. SHE HAD FALLEN IN
LOVE WITH A MAN OF MUCH LOWER STATUS AND WISHED TO MARRY HIM.
SINCE THIS WAS SOCIALLY UNACCEPTABLE, HER FATHER WAS VERY MUCH
AGAINST THE ROMANCE. TO PUNISH HIS STUBBORN DAUGHTER, HE LOCKED
HER UP IN THE TOWER OF THE CASTLE TO THINK THIS OVER.
SHE WOULD NOT CHANGE HER MIND, BUT INSTEAD MADE PLANS TO CLIMB
DOWN ON KNOTTED SHEETS TO HER LOVER. A SERVANT HAD LEARNED OF HER
PLANS AND ARRANGED FOR HER FATHER TO MEET HER WHEN SHE CLIMBED DOWN.
IN HIS ANGER, THE FATHER THREW HER INTO THE DUNGEON, WHERE SHE
COMMITTED SUICIDE, SINCE THEN HER GHOST HAS BEEN KNOWN TO
INHABIT THE CASTLE IN DOING PENANCE FOR HER DISOBEDIENCE AND
AT TIMES APPEARING TO THE PEOPLE OF JANOWIEC IN THE VALLEY BELOW.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A LEGEND THAT IS KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE AREA OF
JANOWIEC, POLAND AND ITS TOLD TO EVERYONE VISITING THE CASTLE
RUINS.

Data entry tech comment: CORRECTED SPELLING, TOOK OUT COMMAS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): MANIFESTATIONS

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

Date learned: 10-22-1967

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THE HOUSE AT LAKE ORION

GRANDMA (JENNY TORRANCE) HAD A HOUSE AT LAKE ORION. THE WIFE
OF THE MAN WHO BUILT THE HOUSE DIED WHEN HE WAS HALF WAY THROUGH.
I THINK THAT'S WHY THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED. ONE NIGHT WHEN JEAN WAS
STILL HERE (SHE DIED IN 1922) SHE WAS SLEEPING BETWEEN HER MOTHER
AND FATHER IN THE BIG ROOM UPSTAIRS. JEAN LET OUT A TERRIBLE SCREAM
AND HER MOTHER PUT HER HAND OVER ON HER TO COMFORT HER.
SHE FELT SOME KIND OF ANIMAL, BUT WHEN SHE LOOKED, NOTHING
WAS THERE. THE NEXT NIGHT HER COUSIN BOB GLANTZ WAS IN THE
BATHROOM AND HE RAN OUT SCREAMING,
HE SAID HE SAW AN ANIMAL IN THERE AND IT HAD BIG EARS THAT STUCK OUT
ON EACH SIDE. THE HOUSE WAS SEARCHED AGAIN AND STILL THEY COULD
NOT FIND ANYTHING.
POOR GRANDMA A COUPLE OF NIGHTS BEFORE SHE DIED IN THAT HOUSE THE
DOORKNOB ON HER ROOM KEPT TURNING.
GRANDMA TOLD FORTUNES, BUT SHE DIDN'T WANT TO, BECAUSE SHE ALWAYS
HAD BAD LUCK AFTERWARD. MAYBE SHE WAS THE KIND OF PERSON WHO
ATTRACTED GHOSTS.

Data entry tech comment: CORRECTED WORDING IN LAST SENTENCE, TOOK OUT UNNECESSARY COMMAS.

Where learned: WILLIAMS LAKE

Keyword(s): MANIFESTATIONS

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

Date learned: 05-12-1965

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THE HOUSE ON GUINE

MY MOTHER WAS SO SCARED IN THIS HOUSE THAT SHE NEVER LIKED TO STAY
ALONE AT NIGHT. ONCE MY FATHER WAS AWAY FOR A WHILE, SO SHE
ASKED EDITH VISENEAU TO STAY ALL NIGHT WITH HER. EDITH HAD A DATE
BUT SAID THAT SHE WOULD COME OVER AFTER SHE GOT HOME. HER DATE
TOOK HER UP TO THE DOOR OF THE HOUSE ON GUINE. SHE OPENED THE DOOR,
WENT IN, AND CLOSED THE DOOR BEHIND HER. SOME HUGE DARK THING
WITH ITS ARMS STRETCHED OUT WOULD NOT LET HER GO ANY FURTHER.
SHE SCREAMED AND RAN OUT OF THE HOUSE.
AFTER THIS MY MOTHER WENT TO VISIT HER MOTHER ON HARSEN'S ISLAND.
MY FATHER CAME TO THE HOUSE ON GUINE TO CHANGE HIS CLOTHES BEFORE
HE TOO WENT TO HARSEN'S ISLAND. HE TOOK HIS SHOES OFF AND DECIDED
TO REST A WHILE FIRST ON THE COUCH DOWNSTAIRS. HE HEARD A
NOISE AND OPENED HIS EYES. HE LOOKED UP AND SAW A WOMAN
COMING DOWN THE STAIRS TOWARD HIM. SHE HAD A BLACK DRESS ON
THAT RUSTLED. HE PICKED UP HIS SHOES, AND BACKED OUT OF THE HOUSE.
HE NEVER WENT BACK IN. MY MOTHER WANTED TO SELL THE HOUSE BUT IT WA
HIT BY LIGHTENING AND IT BURNED TO THE GROUND.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER AND FATHER
ABOUT 1885 IN DETROIT.

Data entry tech comment: CORRECTED SPELLING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Keyword(s): MANIFESTATIONS

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

Date learned: 05-12-1965

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THE HOUSE ON GUINE

MY MOTHER AND I WERE DOWNSTAIRS AND I HAD JUST BEGUN TO GO UP
AND DOWN STAIRS, SO I WENT UPSTAIRS AND IN A LITTLE WHILE MY
MOTHER HOLLERED TO ME. I WASN'T MAKING ANY NOISE SO SHE WONDERED
WHERE I WAS. I YELLED BACK THAT I WAS UPSTAIRS WITH A PRETTY LADY
WHO HAD JUST GIVEN ME A DOLL. MY MOTHER RAN UP TO GET ME, BUT
WHEN SHE GOT THERE THE LADY WAS GONE AND I WAS STANDING THERE
WITH THE DOLL. IT WAS A DOLL THAT SHE HAD GOTTEN ME FOR CHRISTMAS
AND PLACED ON THE TOP SHELF SO THAT I WOULD NOT SEE IT. I WAS TOO
SMALL TO CRAW UP ON A CHAIR AND THERE WAS NOBODY ELSE IN THE HOUSE
WHO COULD HAVE GIVEN IT TO ME. MY MOTHER TOOK ME DOWNSTAIRS AND
WAS SO SCARED THAT SHE LET ME KEEP THE DOLL. AFTER THAT MOTHER WAS
SO FRIGHTENED AT NIGHT THAT SHE WOULD LEAVE THE LIGHT ON IN HER ROOM
EACH NIGHT SHE WOULD TURN IT DOWN AS LOW AS IT WOULD GO, BUT
BY MORNING IT WOULD BE BLAZING.
MY MOTHER HAD A BROTHER-IN-LAW, DAVY HINTER, FROM HAMILTON,
ONTARIO, WHO CAME TO VISIT HER IN THIS HOUSE. SHE TOLD HIM
WHERE TO GO TO BED. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, HE HEARD A NOISE.
HE LOOKED UP AND THE DRAPES WERE PARTING. THIS IS THE TRUTH
HE WAS SCARED STIFF. AND HE SAW A LADY STANDING THERE. HE
COULDN'T MOVE UNTIL SHE LEFT. HE GOT UP AND LIT THE LAMP AND HE
SAT IN BED AND SMOKED HIS PIPE TILL DAYBREAK. HE NEVER CAME BACK.
IN FACT, HE SAID I'LL NEVER SET FOOT IN THIS HOUSE AGAIN.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT HEARD THESE THINGS FROM HER MOTHER, JENNY TORRANCE,
IN ABOUT 1877 IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Data entry tech comment: CORRECTED SOME SPELLING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Keyword(s): MANIFESTATIONS

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

Date learned: 00-00-1885 ; 05-12-1965

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THE TOMB

IN ONE OF THE SUBURBS OF DETROIT THERE WAS A TOMB OF A FAMILY
WHICH WAS A MONUMENT THAT COULD BE ENTERED FROM THE OUTSIDE. SEVERA
YEARS AGO, A MAN VISITING THE TOMB WAS LOCKED IN AND DIED.
FOR SEVERAL YEARS TEENAGERS WENT THERE TO MAKE OUT BECAUSE OF ITS
REMOTENESS. ONE NIGHT A GIRL WAS LOCKED IN THE TOMB IN FUN AND
WAS FOUND DEAD THE NEXT DAY. HER HAIR HAD TURNED WHITE FROM
THE FRIGHT AND IT WAS SAID THAT SHE DIED OF A HEART ATTACK.
FOR SEVERAL DAYS GROUPS OF TEENAGERS VISITED THE TOMB BECAUSE
OF THE WIDESPREAD NOTICE THAT IT HAD GOTTEN. ONE NIGHT A GROUP
OF THESE VISITORS WAS ATTACKED BY A MOB OF OTHER TEENAGERS WHO
USED CLUBS AND FISTS TO BEAT THEM. TO THIS DAY BECAUSE OF THESE
TEENAGERS WHO GUARD THE TOMB NO ONE VISITS ANY MORE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM SOME OF THE PEOPLE SHE ATTENDED
SCHOOL WITH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MANIFESTATIONS

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

Date learned: 03-31-1967

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GHOST STORY

IN GROSSE POINTE BETWEEN 8 AND 9 MILE ROADS, OFF OF LAKE SHORE
DRIVE IS A STREET CALLED ROBERT JOHN, PERHAPS BETTER KNOWN AS
KNOCK KNOCK ROAD. PEOPLE SAY THAT WHEN CARS GO OVER IT A KNOCKING,
POUNDING SOUND IS HEARD, ITS AS IF SOMEONE WERE POUNDING
ON THE SIDE OF THE CARS
SOME YEARS AGO, A LITTLE GIRL WAS RIDING HER BIKE, WHEN SHE
WAS STRUCK BY A PASSING CAR. SHE WAS CAUGHT AND DRAGGED SEVERAL
HUNDRED FEET. WHILE SHE WAS BEING DRAGGED, SHE POUNDED WITH HER
FISTS ON THE CAR TO GET THE DRIVER TO STOP. FINALLY THE DRIVER
STOPPED AND RUSHED TO HELP THE LITTLE GIRL, BUT BY THAT TIME SHE
WAS DEAD. WHEN SHE WAS PULLED FROM UNDER THE CAR, IT WAS FOUND
THAT HER HANDS WERE SEVERED FROM HER WRISTS. HER HANDS WERE NEVER
FOUND. IT IS SAID THAT, THOSE HANDS CAUSE THE POUNDING ON THE
PASSING CARS.

Submitter comment: THIS STORY SEEMS TO BE AS WELL KNOWN TODAY, AS THE TALE OF
STRASBURG STREET WAS SOME YEARS AGO.

Data entry tech comment: CORRECTED SPELLING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MANIFESTATIONS

Subject headings: 7FELT
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

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