urban legend

Urban legends have captivated us from ancient eras to the modern day; a deep dive into scary lore and 'could be true' tales about Bigfoot, Slender Man, the Suicide Forest and beyond.

Daniella Farras3 days ago
My Favorite Urban Legend
October 14, 2018 The Phantom’s Legend Everyone knows the story of The Phantom of Opera by author Gaston Leroux. And all the films that come with the same name, as well as the popular stage show. But d...
chrystal wray4 days ago
Cat Scratch
Cat Scratch is one of those spooky games kids play at sleepovers. Some examples of the spooky games are Bloody Mary, Candy Man, and the Ouija board. Although this game does not cause an evil woman to ...
Tom Baker7 days ago
Where, Oh Where Did Oliver Go?
Indiana history is haunted by the tale of young OLIVER LERCH. One fine evening, long, long ago, young Oliver went out to the well after dinner. To getet himself a drink, one supposes. The family—Ma, P...
Tom Baker9 days ago
Top 13 Scary Urban Legends
I've written two books on horrible urban legends. The first, Scary Urban Legends, was illustrated by John C. Eng, and is, really, quite good, if I do say so myself. It was published by Schiffer publishing, long, long ago. In that book, I recount the great urban legends, retelling them in my own inimitable fashion. I do this excellently, of course, and, the darn thing is terrific reading for children young and old. I'm glad we've established that fact. NOW... Let's get to the meat of this little ...
10 Horror Movies That Were Allegedly Cursed
It's often said that some people are just born under an unlucky star. They seem to see the worst that life offers, often causing chaos and problems everywhere they go. When it comes to people, the unf...
Tom Baker19 days ago
The Noxious Nuptials of Mad Sir John
We want to tell a little tale here. One that, really, we only know the bare bones concerning. (And there is really no humor intended by that first line. But, there is irony. Sir Johnathan Pryce, we ta...
Tom Baker22 days ago
The Portrait
A Charming Little Tale of a Painter and the Paranormal
Amanda Stablesa month ago
Ten Scariest Japanese Urban Legends
Scary Japanese urban legends are aplenty, but here are the top ten scariest.
Pierre Roustana month ago
3 Terrifying Short Films About the Forests That Frighten Us
Seriously? Don't mean to poke fun at this, but it really is true: somehow, some way, it seems that in the classic trope and style of a horror film from the bowels of B-cheese like Friday the 13th to e...
Skyler Whitfield2 months ago
Fireflies in the Dark
Twelve Years ago... A young couple moves into a large manor on the edge of town, Rowan Manor, named for its unlikely grove of rowan trees. Unusual, as they are the only such trees to grow in the small...
Charlotte Williams2 months ago
Ten Witch Trials Throughout History
In our day and age, we are taught acceptance of other people and their lifestyles. At no other point in history have people felt more comfortable of being themselves than they are right now, though hu...
Gabriella Grace2 months ago
This Woman
One woman’s death could be the start of another’s life. Only perception decides if any of it matters or not. This woman, who usually has a positive outlook and a loving perspective, took one too many ...
Michael DeNicola2 months ago
The Importance of Urban Legends and Story Telling
I was always fascinated by the story of the Mothman. It must have something to do with my mother telling me about the creature when I was a little boy. She was reading The Mothman Prophecies by John K...
Brooke Farron2 months ago
Her Warm Winter
PART 1 It was a cold winter’s day; the frost was sharp and had left many of the woodland creatures frozen by its bite. In the desolate woods, she sat alone on a bench. How she liked it. Her name was B...
Tom Baker2 months ago
Cars That Kill
When Good Autos Go Wrong
Tom Baker3 months ago
The Slenderman Cometh
Whoever—whatever—Slenderman is, whether he is a demon from hell, a mass delusion, or something summoned up from the collective ID, given a real startling life by young people sitting at their keyboard...
Tom Baker3 months ago
Beg and More
Once upon a time (and this is a story that took place, once upon a time, at Halloween time, in ancient Ireland), there were two brothers. One, Peter Beg, was a good, fun-loving, kind-hearted, and dece...
Tom Baker3 months ago
The Maniac in Back!
This is something Debra told me happened to her back in the 80s. True story, man, and the woman it happened to never forgot it. It was, as they say, a real "close shave." Debra was driving home, tired...