Babysitting / Terry Olsen

Babysitting / Terry Olsen

Dates: 1979

Report by Utah State University folklore student Terry Olsen, who heard the story nine years before recording, who heard the story from Laura Thompson, who claimed to be its protagonist. According to the story, a girl babysitting receives a phone call from a man who recognizes her voice and says he will be over. She calls her mom, the dog barks wildly, and someone bangs on the back door. When her mom arrives the noise stops, and they find a piece of a pant leg in the dog's mouth.

  • Extent: 1 p.
  • Call Number: FA 7 Series 3 Subseries 1 6.3.1.3.1
  • 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
Collector was informant's in-law.
Preferred Citation
Babysitting / Terry Olsen; 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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Christine Blythe
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