Legends of the Supernatural in Southwestern Wisconsin Project Collection, 1991-1992

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains interviews with six tellers of supernatural stories, and 10-15 middle schoolers, recorded in 1992 in Iowa County, Wisconsin. It includes over 50 stories and story segments including legends, urban legends, memorates, personal experience narratives, and superstitions featuring the Ridgeway ghost, ghostly animals, gamblers, vanishing hitchhikers, poltergeists, haunted houses, troubled deaths, and more. The interviewers transcribed the recorded stories and used them as the basis for versions they published in The Bookcase Ghost and tell to public audiences.