Author Archives: Isabelle Perez

The House Ghost in Singapore

Background/Context:The interlocutor, EF, is a close friend of the interviewer (INT). EF’s parents were staying in Singapore. They were sharing a house with another person during their time there. Description (as told over email):(EF): “okay story time: this takes place in singapore. my parents were washing dishes at around 2pm and they share a house… Continue Reading »

Mooncake Lady: Chang’e

CONTEXT: The interlocutor (ZG) is a high school friend of the interviewer. She and her twin sister grew up in a Chinese-American household in Los Angeles. DESCRIPTION: (told over call)(ZG): “I don’t know if this is what you want but there’s this mooncake woman story my mom used to tell me and my sister of… Continue Reading »

Mexican Curses and Eggs

CONTEXT/BACKGROUND:The interlocutor (JG) has many relatives living in Mexico and is a first-generation Mexican American themself. The following describes one example of Mexican superstitions regarding witchcraft and curses, along with the use of eggs in magic. DESCRIPTION: (told over the phone)(JG):”One more–I’m so sorry! Okay, so I think like, 10 years ago? My uncles, they… Continue Reading »

Curses and Ghosts

CONTEXT/BACKGROUND:The interlocutor (JG) has moved into different houses and buildings with their family, taking note of strange occurrences happening in each location. Documented below are some of their experiences with the paranormal. DESCRIPTION: (told over the phone)(JG): “The houses and apartments that I’ve like, lived in have been very active with ghosts. If you can’t… Continue Reading »

Witchcraft and Curses in Mexico

CONTEXT/BACKGROUND:The interlocutor (JG) has many relatives living in Mexico and is a first-generation Mexican American themself. The area their family is from is very superstitious about witches, curses, and magic. The following describes one of the stories about the community’s cemeteries acting as a hotspot for placing curses DESCRIPTION: (told over the phone)(JG): “There’s also… Continue Reading »