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HAUNTED HOUSE

THERE WAS A HAUNTED HOUSE AT GRATIOT AND HARPER IN DETROIT IN THE
1930'S. A FAMILY LIVED IN IT BUT WERE SCARED OUT BY THE GHOST.
THE GHOST WOULD TAKE TOBACCO OUT OF THE POCKET OF THE FATHER OF
THE FAMILY. AFTER THE FAMILY MOVED OUT NO ONE WOULD MOVE INTO
THE HOUSE. AFTER THE HOUSE STOOD VACANT FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS,
THE CITY WIDENED HARPER AND TORE THE HOUSE DOWN EXCEPT FOR ONE
CORNER OF THE HOUSE WHICH THEY LEFT FOR THE GHOST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

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

Date learned: 11-08-1968

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