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Hotline: The Legend of the Blue Light Lady

Generations of Hays residents have stories about seeing or seeking out the  "Blue Light Lady," a female apparition in a blue dress and white bonnet who is surrounded by a blue light. Jim Hoy, English professor emeritus at Emporia State University, tells the tale of Elizabeth Polly, aka the "Blue Light Lady."

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This recording is part of the Humanities Kansas Hotline, a series of bite-sized micropresentations about Kansas stories – both serious and light-hearted – that are researched and presented by experts across the state. 


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