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Legend

I used to babysit on a dark deserted road in the 1970's.
Across from the house was a huge oak tree.
This was the scene of a great tragedy.
It is known in New Baltimore that two young lovers
ran out of gas while they were parked in front of the tree.
The boyfriend went to get gas. While he was gone, she fell
asleep. She heard a banging sound but thought nothing of it.
The next morning the police woke her up and asked her to
step out of the car. She saw her boyfriend hanging from the
tree. His legs hit the car while the wind was blowing, thus
making a thumping noise.

Submitter comment: Old New Baltimore legend

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW BALTIMORE

James Callow Keyword(s): The Boyfriend's Death

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00001970CA

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