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SIGNS OF GHOSTS

IF YOU SEE LIGHTS MOVING ABOUT AND THEY DISAPPEAR WHEN YOU
APPROACH, IT WAS A GHOST.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOST ; MYSTERIOUS LIGHTS ; SIGN ; SPIRIT ; SUPERSTITION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 09-25-1969

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SIGNS OF GHOSTS

LIGHTS MOVING IN GRAVEYARDS ARE GHOSTS FOR SURE.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOST ; GRAVEYARD ; MYSTERIOUS LIGHTS ; SPIRIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 09-25-1969

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THE INFORMANT WAS DRIVING NEAR A RAILROAD TRESTLE WHEN SHE
SAW SOME LIGHTS, SO SHE DROVE ONTO A FIELD WHERE THE GHOST
GOT INTO THE BACK SEAT OF HER CAR ALONG WITH HER SISTER.
THE GHOST WAS A GIRL WITH NO HEAD. STORY HAS IT THAT SHE
WAS HIT BY THE TRAIN AND IS STILL LOOKING FOR HER HEAD.
SHE HAS A BAD HABIT OF GETTING INTO CARS THAT ARE PASSING
BY. AS FAR AS I KNOW, THIS IS STILL GOING ON.

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Svrcek, Lia: 20 years old. Student: English. Donora, Penn. Lia had this happen to her as she was driving home one night, She told me this before I left to go to Canada.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; DONORA

James Callow Keyword(s): MYSTERIOUS LIGHTS

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

Date learned: 08-00-1973

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JACK O'LANTERN

THE SOUL OF SOMEONE CONDEMNED TO WANDER FOR HAVING MOVED
OR ALSO FOR HAVING DISREGARDED A BOUNDARY MARK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT JUST REMEMBERS HEARING THIS LEGEND, MANY
YEARS AGO.

Where learned: DETROIT ; COULD NOT REMEMBER WHERE OR WHEN LEARNED

Keyword(s): MYSTERIOUS LIGHTS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 03-30-1970

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JACK O'LANTERN

THE SOUL OF SOMEONE CONDEMNED TO WANDER FOR HAVING MOVED
OR ALSO FOR HAVING DISREGARDED A BOUNDARY MARK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT JUST REMEMBERS HEARING THIS LEGEND, MANY
YEARS AGO.

Where learned: DETROIT ; COULD NOT REMEMBER WHERE OR WHEN LEARNED

Keyword(s): MYSTERIOUS LIGHTS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 03-30-1970

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