Author Archives: Zoe Rosemond

Deceased Shaker Babies

Background Location: New Lebanon, NY Informant: J.R. – 23 year old male, originally from New York State, attended the same high school as the collector Context This legend has been told to me many times from many different sources, specific to a boarding school in the remote mountains of the New York Berkshires. The boarding… Continue Reading »

Salami and Women

Background Informant: R.P. Italian-Australian Male, 28 years old Location: Sydney, Australia Context Told to me by a 2nd generation Italian male, whose family immigrated to Australia from Italy and Naples a generation earlier. This folklore may be local to the Southern region of Italy. Informant volunteered this information after being prompted. Main Piece RP: “I don’t… Continue Reading »

The Pregnant Student

Background Location: New Lebanon, NY Informant: J.R. – 23 year old male, originally from New York State, attended the same high school as the collector Context Urban legend specific to a boarding school located in the remote mountains of the Berkshires in New York State, of which I attended. The rumor apparently occurred at least… Continue Reading »

Nepali Winter Holiday Food

Background Informant: S.S. – a current Senior in college in Indiana, originally from Nepal. Context S.S. entire family still resides in Nepal and he always felt very connected to his heritage through food and by cooking the traditional meals from his home country. The collector has personally enjoyed S.S. meals and has observed the performance… Continue Reading »