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 Baker9 months 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. nuñez9 months 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 Baker9 months 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 Musings10 months 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 Baker10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 Chichester10 months 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 Baker10 months 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 Banks10 months 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 Baker10 months 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 Baker10 months 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...
Unsolved: Historical Mysteries
There are hundreds of unsolved mysteries throughout history, but these four have managed to confuse and perplex even those trained to crack tough cases. Years later, many of these cases remain open, a...
Kevin Harnessa year ago
10 Strange Creatures That May Be Out There
Most of our world remains unexplored, so what otherworldly creatures rule the skies, lurk in the darkest depths of the ocean, in the densest of forests or even are lurking under our feet? Here are 10 ...
3 Terrifying Creepypastas You'll Want to Share
Throughout time and history, in every country, in every culture, there are legends and tales that captivate and terrify. With the invention of the internet came the “CreepyPasta,” the modern horror st...
Jules a year ago
'Where the Bogles Live'—A Glimpse of Northern Irish Folklore
"There’s a bogle by the bour-tree at the lang loan heid, I canna thole the thocht o him, he fills ma hert wi dreid; He skirls like a hoolet, an he rattles aa his banes, An gies himsel an unco fash to ...
Four Theories About Why Vampires Hate Garlic
Vampires are one of the world's most feared supernatural creatures. These cunning predators have only one desire; to feast on the blood of humans. And, Twilight notwithstanding, they're terrifyingly g...