By the cold light of day, none of these stories are particularly terrifying. But like any good campfire tale, there’s something about them that refuses to quite let go.
Nothing builds an ominous aura around a horror flick quite like a creepy story about the events surrounding it, or the strange things that happened to the people involved in making it. And while the internet is filled with theories debunking these stories, there are also plenty of accounts that support them, making it difficult to decide what to believe.
Coyote and the Seven Devils, Massacre Rock Water Babies, The Bear Lake Monster... Do you believe in these Idaho Urban Legends?
FROM rogue parking attendants to a mysterious crocodile, Bristol has its fair share of urban legends. And why some will swear blindly that each one is true, many are left sceptical as to the reliability of these tall tales.Here are a few of our favourites…
In the 1940s, a group of Russian researchers sealed five prison inmates in an airtight chamber. The prisoners were dosed with an experimental gas that would prevent them from sleeping...
Of all the urban legends about poison-laced Halloween candy, one is true. And 41 years later, the true story of Houston's "Candyman" murder still feels very real for residents who remember the shocking crime.
Often designed as moral guides for children, these (sometimes bizarre) yarns are now quite terrifying
Honk if you've heard this one before — if you dare. There are multiple variations of a South Side legend about the bridge over Elm Creek by Applewhite and W. Jett Roads, including honking or calling upon the Donkey Lady to have a truly terrifying experience.
Greek and Roman mythologies are so common in Western culture that most people have never heard of the polytheistic pantheon of other cultures. One of the least well-known is the Slavic pantheon of gods, spirits, and heroes that persisted before and after Christian missionaries converted the region.
There are a lot of freaky urban legends throughout Maine. Some involved monsters, other bride ghosts! Have you been to these places?
As History Buff informed us on Tuesday, Victorian-era doctors were convinced that reading novels could lead to incurable insanity in women, but that's not the only ridiculous medical claim made in that era about the dangers of reading.
Reportedly, the state Legislature, under pressure from religious groups, "redefined the value of pi from 3.14159 to 3 in order to bring it in line with Biblical precepts."
For years, the Santa Clarita Valley has circulated its share of urban legends and The Signal has been there reporting on some of the valley’s more popular tales.
Miami has so many weird real life tales that there's no need to make up fake ones. Yet humans love a good urban legend. Though they may not be factual, our best local tall tales do tend to reflect the culture of Miami, with everything from Hurricane Andrew to cocaine...
Are there ghosts in Oakwood Cemetery? What happened to the cats in Solvay?
And you thought the 'killer in the backseat' was scary...
From the lipless lady of Hull Docks to a polar bear buried under High Street, Mike Covell examines the truth behind some of the city's urban legends 1) Hull Dock Offices and the lipless lady:...
CLIFTON, Jan 17 — According to legend, a very strange figure haunts a railway overpass outside Clifton, Virginia. The sinister soul, sometimes dressed in a white costume with long ears and wielding an axe, is the inspiration for Colchester
Robert E. Bartholomew, co-author of A Colorful History of Popular Delusions, explains why people have always been susceptible to communal passions and fears.