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You shouldn’t walk across a grave

Background: The informant was a boy scout and eventually became an Eagle scout. He remembers a game he used to play with his fellow scouts that involved a superstition about graves and respect for the dead. TR: The superstition that you shouldn’t walk across a grave. It is bad luck to walk across a grave…. Continue Reading »

The Witch of Yazoo

(Setup) Storyteller: “On my dad’s side of the family…he grew up in a town called Yazoo City, Mississippi. And did you ever see a movie called My Dog Skip?” Me: “No” Storyteller: “Okay, so it’s a movie..based on a book about an author who grew up in the same town as my dad did. A white… Continue Reading »

Emo’s Grave

Informant account: “There is a district, a sort of suburban district in Salt Lake City, Utah called ‘The Avenues,’ and it runs from A to Z. At the top of the Avenues is the oldest cemetery in the state. It was established when Brigham Young lead the Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley. Anyway,… Continue Reading »