Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

by Michael Kinsella


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How the internet crystallizes fringe theories into amazing realities

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628460612
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michael Kinsella, Columbus, Ohio, is pursuing a doctorate in religious studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He holds a master's degree in folk studies from Western Kentucky University.

Table of Contents

Preface IX

Acknowledgments XIII

1 Legends and Legend Ecologies 3

2 The Performance of Legend-Tripping 21

3 The Technology of Magic and the Magic of Technology 42

4 Conjuring Tales 56

5 Accounts of Past Happenings and the Challenge to Investigate 66

6 Journey into Uncanny Territory 85

7 Contact with the Supernatural 112

8 Intense Discussion and the Processing of Events 127

9 Conclusion 137

Notes on the Appendices 149

Appendix 1 Key to "Incunabula Papers" and "Ong's Hat" Referents 150

Appendix 2 Ong's Hat: Gateway to the Dimensions! A Full Color Brochure for the Institute of Chaos Studies and the Moorish Science Ashram in Ong's Hat, New Jersey 151

Appendix 3 Incunabula: A Catalogue of Rare Books, Manuscripts & Curiosa-Conspiracy Theory, Frontier Science & Alternative Worlds 162

Notes 186

Bibliography 198

Index 206

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