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The Zorch

Main Piece: What the heck is the Zorch? “I think it was done on Tisha’b’av, inside the bunk, they [the counselors] would, before bed, they would turn off all the lights and hang dry cleaning plastic, you know what you wrap with, whatever that’s called, hang it from a lamp on a hanger, roll it… Continue Reading »

Bloody Mary

Main Piece: The following is transcribed from a conversation between the informant and the interviewer. Interviewer: Have you heard about the legend of Bloody Mary? Informant: Yeah man, that shit used to scare the hell outta me when we were kids.  Interviewer: what exactly did you have to do to make her appear? Informant: Well… Continue Reading »

Old Woman Scratching the Tipi Walls

Main Piece: Informant: We wouldn’t go to sleep and it was getting really, really late. And the younger kids were still awake. My older cousins and my older sisters would tell us that if we didn’t go to bed there is an old woman with really long nails that would scrape her nails along the… Continue Reading »

Campfire story-The Ghost With One Black Eye

Background: My informant grew up in a small town in Michigan in the 70s. Growing up, her friends would often sit around bonfires and tell stories. She tells me this is one of her favorite campfire jokes because you think it’s going to be a scary story, but it actually turns out to be a… Continue Reading »