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SPIRITS

IN ORDER FOR ONE TO KEEP SPIRITS OUT OF THE HOUSE HE OR SHE
SHOULD NAIL A PENNY OR MORE ON THE FLOOR OF THE DOORWAY OR
HE SHOULD WEAR PENNIES AROUND ONE'S ANKLE.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COINS ; Copper ; GHOST ; Haunt ; MONEY ; Repel ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): MINERALS -- IRON (NAIL) COPPER (PENNY)

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 02-10-1972

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WARDING OFF GHOSTS

GHOSTS DON'T COME IN TENS. WHENEVER YOU SEE ONE, SAY:
"TEN, TEN, THE BIBLE TEN," AND THEY WILL GO AWAY.

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INFORMER DOESN'T BELIEVE IN THIS STRONGLY.

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Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIBLE ; GHOST ; Haunt ; RELIGION ; Repel ; SUPERSTITION ; Ward Off

Subject headings: 686 First / Once / One / Newness
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 01-26-1972

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BATS

BATS ATTACK PEOPLE, AND PREY ON THE HUMAN BLOOD. TO COUNTERACT
THIS ATTACK ONE SHOULD WEAR A CROSS AROUND ONE'S NECK. THIS
WILL ALSO KEEP AWAY VAMPIRES.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Attack ; Bats ; Cross ; Legend ; Repel ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; SYMBOL ; Vampire

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 02-10-1972

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