Urban legends reveal our deepest, darkest fears. Some people dismiss them, but is that wise? Even if urban legends are a bit of exaggeration, there could be some truth to them. Here’s the top 10 spookiest urban legends I’ve ever heard (and let me tell ya, I’m a huge scaredy cat):
1. Bloody Mary
A group of friends stood in front of a mirror and said “Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary” repeatedly. After 13 times, something scary happened. Some survived. Some didn’t.
2. The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs
A babysitter, who’s a teenager, kept getting prank calls from a creepy guy. He kept asking, “Have you checked the children?” After calling the cops, she discovered the creep was actually in the house!
3. The Killer In the Backseat
A woman rode alone late at night. She’s scared because another car was riding fast with its high beams on. She tried to get away from the maniac–or was he really a maniac? Perhaps he was trying to warn her that a killer was in the back seat of her car!
4. The Dead Boyfriend
A couple is at Lovers’ Lane late at night, making out. He left to use the bathroom in the bushes. After a long wait, the girl panicked. All of a sudden, she heard scraping on the roof of the car (almost like footsteps). She found her boyfriend hung from a tree.
5. Aren’t You Glad You Didn’t Turn On the Light?
A girl was in her dorm room, lights off about ready to fall asleep. She thought she sensed someone else in the room but talked herself out of it. When she woke up the next morning, she discovered a dead body. Written with blood on the walls “Aren’t you glad you didn’t turn on the lights?”
6. Mothman Sightings in Point Pleasant, WV
From November 15, 1966 to December 15, 1967 the community of Point Pleasant spotted the Mothman (Man-Sized Bird…Creature…Something). One sighting even happened in the year 2000.
7. Monkey’s Paw
A person found a lucky charm, a monkey’s paw. He was granted 3 wishes. Be careful what you wish for. Instead of good things happening, there was a twist with every wish–a twist that made him suffer.
8. The Dead Body Under the Mattress
A couple checked into a hotel room, which had a foul smell. They couldn’t take the stench anymore and called the front desk to complain. The staff took off the mattress and discovered something terrible: a dead woman’s body had been stuffed in the box spring of the bed.
9. Buried Alive
A man, thought to be dead, was buried. Bad news–he wasn’t really dead. Scratch marks were found on the coffin lid as though he tried to escape his painful, slow, lonely death.
10. What Do You Mean It’s Not a Halloween Prop?
A group of people went to a Haunted Fairgrounds for Halloween. People were dressed up in costumes and the area was decorated. Wow, the prop on the tree looked really authentic. A body hung from a tree. Only this body wasn’t in costume…this body wasn’t part of the Halloween event. This person had committed suicide.
Are there any urban legends that truly scare you?
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