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.

Tom Bakera year 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...
Tom Bakera year ago
The Girl with the B52 Hairdo
Madge was forever spraying her hair, ogling herself in front of that old, cracked dresser mirror. She liked that song, oh what was it? The Ronettes! Yes, "Be My Baby." The song they later used in that...
Lady Sundaya year ago
Vampires in America
What is your favorite movie about Vampires? I was a '70s baby, so depending on your age, your answer may differ from my generation. Perhaps, like me, you're old enough to remember the release of 1979'...
Tom Bakera year ago
Little Bowser
Ohmigod! You just have to hear all about the strange dream I had last night! No, really, it was so gross. I was driving through this place that looked like a desert; but, it wasn't really a desert; it...
Tom Bakera year ago
Baked!
Okay, this really happened. Happened long ago. Maybe 45 years, maybe 50. Who knows. I don't know, but I'll tell you the story. Got it from a friend of a friend. True stuff. There was this couple, Jan ...
Tom Bakera year ago
The Ones That Got Away!
I've written about "urban legends"--those apocryphal little horror stories told around offices and break rooms, and now shared as "creepy pasta" on the wild, terror-filled domains of the Internet--for...
r. nuñeza year ago
Quinceañera
Part 1 The bustle and fluster that occurs around the quinceañera (kínseh - ani - éra) is a tradition that dates back to the Aztecs from around 500 B.C. Boys were psyched up for warrior-hood, and girls...
Tom Bakera year ago
Legendary Lives
Vampires, werewolves, and time travelers—the stuff of horror movies, comic books, and bad television pilots, typically for shows that last about ten episodes before finding their way to the mass grave...
M&B Musingsa year ago
When the Abyss Stares Back
Ever since I was a child, I have been afflicted with what I have recently dubbed “the horror gene.” It runs in my mother’s side of the family and skips a generation. My maternal grandfather had it; th...
Tom Bakera year ago
Mirror, Mirror
They say that Marie will never be the same again, and I sure believe it. The way she careened out of that bathroom that night, her face bloody, horrible claw marks stretching across her right cheek, w...
Susan C a year ago
What Kind of Dog Is That?!
The cemetary was a place she often visited. Day, night, it didn't matter to her. This was a place of comfort for her. Her Grandmother was laid to rest here, how could any wrong come from visiting her ...
Felix Helix a year ago
10 Creepiest Places on Earth
In horror movies, people use places that are creepy to give off an eerie feeling such as Camp Crystal Lake from Friday the 13th, the cabin from The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2, and the bathroom from Saw...
Jen Chichestera year ago
10 Haunted Hot Spots to Visit in Michigan
Are you a native Michigander looking for a little bit of freaky fun? Or are you just passing through our beautiful state? Either way, if you have a vested interest in the paranormal, here are some of ...
Tom Bakera year ago
Hangman's Road
So, you want to learn the mystery of "Hangman's Road"? You want to know, exactly, why they call it Hangman's Road? Have you got a minute, my dear? Because it is rather a lot to relate. All true, by th...
L.A Banksa year ago
The Five Most Frightening Creepypasta Stories
The internet has spawned many fun and fabulous user-driven sites over the years. However, there’s one that’s guaranteed to frighten: Creepy Pasta. Creepypasta (a mash-up of the words ‘creepy’ and ‘cop...
Tom Bakera year ago
When Mary Came Home
Bill looked out of the driver's side window and did a double-take. Standing at the edge of the road was what appeared to be a young girl. She had long blonde hair, was wearing a white dress, long. Kin...
Tom Bakera year ago
The Creep on the Phone
She shivered on the couch, the bowl of popcorn resting across her crossed legs. "We interrupt this program to bring you a special bulletin: a maniac has escaped from the Cravenshurst Hospital for the ...
Verona Jonesa year ago
The Mystery of the Casa Grande Domes
I'm a paranormal freak. I love stories about the paranormal, especially ones that are true ones. My favorite stories are ones based on urban legends. Urban legends like the Mothman or the Haunted High...