From Disney World ghosts to deadly Internet memes, you'll want to sleep with one eye open after reading about these urban legends turned real
  • The legend of Santa Claus

    The man we know as Santa Claus has a history all his own. Today, he is thought of mainly as the jolly man in red, but his story stretches all the way back to the 3rd century. Find out more about the history of Santa Claus from his earliest...
  • Urban Legend: CIA Agent Confesses to Killing Marilyn Monroe

    A retired CIA officer, Normand Hodges, has made a series of astonishing confessions since he was admitted to the Sentara General Hospital on Monday. The 78-year old claims he committed 37 assassinations for the U.S. government between 1959 and 1972, including the beloved actress and model, Marilyn Monroe. Mr...
  • The 8 Most Notorious Urban Legends of All Time

    Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by a scary story. Hands up? If they’re not, you’re probably lying. Whether you were up past your bedtime at a slumber party, gathered around a campfire, or treating insomnia with a Wikipedia deep dive, you’ve probably heard at least...
  • Bloody Mary Legend

    This is the real story of Bloody Mary. You’re probably wondering if she is real or just an urban legend. Well, the truth is that she’s real. Or at least she was real. The legend of Bloody Mary is based on a true story. According to the legend, you...
  • The legend of Freddy Krueger

    Frederick Charles Krueger, the bastard son of 100 maniacs, was born in the early 1940s. His birth was the result of an unholy conception by his mother, Amanda Krueger, a nun at the Our Lady Of Sorrows criminal asylum in Springwood, Ohio. One year, over the Christmas holiday, Amanda...
  • The Clown Statue – Urban Legends

    Also known as “The Clown Doll,” “The Killer Clown,” “It the Clown,” “The Clown Serial Killer” So-and-so’s friend, a girl in her teens, is babysitting for a family in Newport Beach, Ca. The family is wealthy and has a very large house — you know the sort, with a...
  • Brooklyn Bridge Selfie Stunt Is Bad News for Urban Explorers

    Scaling the Brooklyn Bridge has become a popular pastime—in just the past year,two pranksters have scaled the bridge to take photos, and two German artistsreplaced the bridge’s American flags with white surrender flags to honor the bridge’s German engineer. Tennessee native David Karnauch is the latest culprit—he was in hot...

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