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Car Rituals dealing with Hazard Avoidance – Automobile Superstitions

Description of Informant PV (52) is a pharmacist and businesswoman from St. Louis, Missouri. Raised in a Persian household, PV spent some of her early childhood between the US and Iran, prior to the revolution. For the last two decades, PV has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. —  Context of Interview The informant,… Continue Reading »

The Spook Lights in Joplin, Missouri

Main piece: “The spook light which is sometimes known as the Joplin spook light because that’s the biggest town closest to it but it’s actually in the town of Hornet, Missouri which is, as far as I know, has no population. So it’s just a little ways outside of Joplin Missouri and for decades- probably… Continue Reading »

Momo, or the Missouri Monster

Main Piece: “I think in the 70s it was, I know the name of the town because it’s called Louisanna, Missouri. It’s on the Mississippi river in the south of the state and in the 70s apparently a few people reported seeing a very tall, like 7 to 8 foot tall, ape-like swamp creature in… Continue Reading »