Student Collector

Thomas LeeFollow

Date Collected

Fall 11-28-2017

Place item was collected

North Logan, Ut


Stephen Lee

Point of Discovery/Informant Bio

Informant: Stephen Lee is my father. He was born in Hyrum, Utah. His first job out of graduate school was at Proctor and Gamble in Cincinnati, Oh. He is 51 years old and he currently resides in North Logan, Utah


Context: My father told me this story in my house in the living room. He was talking about things he’d heard at his job as a young chemist. I was taken aback by how similar this story was to the Ray Kroc-Church of Satan legend I had heard of before


While I was working at Proctor and Gamble, there was the story that the founder of the company worshipped Satan. They said that the P&G logo with the sun, moon, and stars was satanic. Apparently, he talked about it on Phil Donahue’s talk show, but I think that was just part of the story too. One day I was talking to my mom on the phone and she had heard the story and asked me about it. She was worried, but told me that I should try to make some money then get a better job [laughs]. I though it was funny that my mom thought it was ok for me to work for the devil if I could make a little money doing it


Texture: My dad says that he never believed the story was true and he told it in a pretty casual way. He was more excited and animated when he got to the part about his mother calling him then he was just relating the legend


Engl 2210/ Intro to Folklore Studies



Semester and year

Fall 2017


G7: Business and Professional Legends

EAD Number