The babysitter / Dave Vanderhoof

The babysitter / Dave Vanderhoof

Dates: 1978

Report by Utah State University folklore student Dave Vanderhoof, who heard the story from a peer sometime during junior high school. According to the story, a girl babysitting receives a phone call from a man threatening the children if she calls police or answers the phone again. She calls the operator. The man calls again, berates her for answering, and waxes obscene, and the operator traces the call--to the extension downstairs. She flees; police find the children dead.

  • Extent: 2 p.
  • Call Number: FA 7 Series 3 Subseries 1 6.3.1.1.19
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; William A. Wilson Folklore Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Wilson Folklore Archives must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Note
Item collected in Sandy, Utah.
Preferred Citation
The babysitter / Dave Vanderhoof; FA 7; Collection of contemporary legends; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; William A. Wilson Folklore Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
Genre / Form
College students' writings; Folklore
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_FA7
Finding Aid Title
Collection of contemporary legends
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kristi Young
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-22T08:44-0600
Finding Aid Language
English


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