There’s a popular legend that the ground beneath London is riddled with the bodies of plague victims, and so every time you ride the underground, you’re essentially hurtling through dark spaces surrounded by slumbering plague skeletons. Is that really true, though?
The village is a treasure trove of history that reportedly goes as far back as 2,200 years.
In the spring of 1883, the Territorial Arizona rumor mill spoke of a terrible beast in the wild: red, tall and ridden by a devil.
Tales of pumas escaping and monkeys running wild across the city have been entertaining us over the bank holiday - but Plymouth has long been home to myths and folklore. Here, we take a look at some of the area's more famous legendary stories - some more ghoulish than others.
One of the greatest urban legends in Wisconsin is the Legend of Haunchyville. According to the story, there were once some people of shorter stature who were employed by the circus. They were horribly exploited by their mean boss, and one day they got tired of it. They managed to kill him and moved to the woods to set up their own society. This society is apparently located by Muskego.
A viral message circulating since September 2001 notes interesting results obtained by typing certain strings of letters (eg, "Q33 NY," "Q33NYC") into Microsoft Word and then converting the font to Wingdings. This email rumor is false.
Legend has it that during the 1600s, a local girl was suspected of witchcraft. Such accusations were taken very seriously during that time in American history. The little girl was put on trial and quickly found guilty of unnatural practices and rituals.
Have you ever been brave enough to visit this lake?
Did you know there was a haunted bridge in Hendricks County?
Are you brave enough to face the Goat Man?
The visual difference is striking and instantly apparent, but there are other factors that set apart the blue holes of New Jersey from our lakes, ponds and reservoirs. Surrounded by legend and lore, many say they are stomping grounds for the satanic and frequently visited by the Jersey Devil. Others say they have no bottom and may even be pits straight to hell. The strangely clear water seems to host no life and is eerily icy all year-round, with summer temps well under 60 degrees. Compare that to the Atlantic Ocean’s 77 degrees today in Cape May.
It's an urban legend, police said. The story claims a woman found a body on a road and kept driving while calling 911 later to find out it was a robbery with people waiting in the road ditch.
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.