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11 results for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 19 Issue 1, Jan 1971
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16397
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The muddy water of the Tar River in Edgecombe County near Tarboro moves sluggishly between the ready, oak-shadowed banks as slowly and sullenly as it did centuries ago. The grist mill that once stood on the curve below the dam is gone and no sign of the dam remains. But on misty August nights when the yellow moon tilts on end and the rain crow calls for rain, the cry of the banshee that haunts the river splits the mist in a shrill, wild scream that echoes from bank to bank.
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16398
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Old Hill lifts its peaks far above the fertile valleys of eastern Forsyth County. On the tiptop is a large opening, now crowded with debris and undergrowth, its rocky, perpendicular sides glazed by wind and rain. This is the deserted gold mine that still holds the spirit of Elizabeth Reed. Every time the wind whips around the crags and crevices, there issues from the depths of the pit an agonizing wail.
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35414
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After practicing a way to tell who their future husbands would be, two sisters married the men and eventually came to a dark ending.
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35412
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A superstitious man believed his crop was cursed and was told by a witch doctor how to break it.
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35411
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A tenant was supposedly a wizard and placed a curse on his landlord’s family when he was angry.
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35415
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A variant of the tales “Suppose” and “The Well,” about a hypothetical death.
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35408
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A man known as Big Foot Billy was confronted by the devil, who wanted to bring him down to hell for his drinking practices.
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35416
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The accounts of a well-known prankster in Raleigh.
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35410
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With superstitions running high and the death of two people within two weeks, a mailman was spooked by the possibility of seeing a ghost.
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35409
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A group of men are led into a supposedly haunted pocosin, or wetland, in an attempt to find a sawmill and city on the other side.
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35413
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An old man continuously asked a woman for the things she treasured and cursed them when she refused. For payback, the woman cursed him until he died.
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