Thump thump drag / Elizabeth Smart

Thump thump drag / Elizabeth Smart

Dates: 1992

Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Elizabeth Smart, who heard the story several times in youth, possibly first heard about ten years before recording from sister's female friend. According to the story, a girl babysitting sees TV news of the escape of a psychotic murderer. She sends her boyfriend to check the windows and doors, then hears a thumping, dragging noise from upstairs and eventually sees him and the children, gagged and amputated at the elbows and knees.

  • Extent: 1 p.
  • Call Number: FA 7 Series 3 Subseries 1 6.3.1.4.2
  • 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.
Preferred Citation
Thump thump drag / Elizabeth Smart; 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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