Author Archives: Anthony Johnston

Friday the 13th

Informant Info: The informant is an 18-year-old from St. Louis, Missouri. She is currently a freshman studying Public Policy at USC. Interview Transcript: Interviewer: With it being Friday the 13th, do you have any fears or superstitions regarding it?   Interviewee: I don’t like superstitions like Friday the 13th, because 13 is just another number. But,… Continue Reading »

The Luck of the Draw

Informant Info: The informant is a 21-year-old male who was born and raised in Chanhassen, Minnesota. His parents both moved to America from India when they were in their twenties. He is currently a student at USC studying Electrical Engineering. Interview Transcript: Interviewer: As a student, have you ever had any lucky objects or rituals that… Continue Reading »

A “Non-Christmas” Christmas

Informant Info: The informant is a 21-year-old male who was born and raised in Chanhassen, Minnesota. His parents both moved to America from India when they were in their twenties. He is currently a student at USC studying Electrical Engineering.   Interview Transcript: Interviewer: I remember you mentioning going home for Christmas last year. Can I… Continue Reading »

Phantom Hiker in North Carolina

Informant Info: The informant is a 26-year-old female who was born in raised in Hickory, North Carolina. For the past 3 years, she has lived in Orlando, Florida and has worked for Walt Disney World as a Status Coordinator.   Interview Transcript: Interviewer: Do you remember your parents ever telling you any memorable folktales when you were… Continue Reading »

Happily Ever After – Server’s Edition

Informant Info:   The informant is a 26-year-old female who was born in raised in Hickory, North Carolina. For the past 3 years, she has lived in Orlando, Florida and has worked for Walt Disney World as a Status Coordinator.   Interview Transcript: Interviewer: You’ve worked for Disney for the past 3 years, almost 4 now. Have… Continue Reading »