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.

  • Maria Johnson
    Published 13 days ago
    USA Mythical Creatures

    USA Mythical Creatures

    Mythical Creatures that may possibly exist. Number one is the Alabama White Thang. The Alabama White Thang is a creature who wanders in the north Alabama woods. This creature has been described in a few different ways but one of the strangest is a seven feet tall being with the body of a kangaroo and the head of a cat. It has also been described as an albilno bigfoot. Though this creature is tall it is known for moving fast, it stands on two legs but is said to run on all four. It is not hard to tell if one is around because many say that there is a foul smell, like that of a dead animal. Number two is the Alaska Tizheruk. This is a snake-like creature that inhabits the waters near Key Island. It has a seven foot head and a tail with a flipper. The Tizheruk has taken people from peirs without them noticing the creature. Number three is the Arizona Mogollon Monster. This creature is seven feet tall with big eyes that are said to be wild and red. It is covered in black or reddish brown fur except for its chest,face, hands, and feet. They also have a bad odor some say it smells like dead fish others say it smells like a skunk with bad body odor still others say it smells like decaying peat moss and the musk of a snapping turtle. This creature is said to be nocturnal and omnivorous. They are very territorial and can be violent. They walk with wide strides, they can mimic the wildlife around them. This creature builds a nest as well, they emit odd sounds such as whistles and what sounds like a woman in very great distress. They decapitate deer before consumption and throw rocks from places hidden from site. Number four is Arkansas Fouke Monster. This monster is said to be described as being a humanoid-like creature covered in long dark hair. It is seven feet tall and an estimated weight of two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds. Its chest is said to be about three feet wide. It moves swiftly like a gallop and swings its arms the same way as a monkey. This creature is also said to smell like a combination of a skunk and a wet dog, it also is said to have red eyes the size of silver dollars. Number five is Tahoe Tessie. Tahoe Tessie is similar to Nessie of Loch Ness but she is living in Lake Tahoe. She is a sea serpent type creature. Number six is the Colorado Slide-Rock Bolter. This is a whale-like creature that lives in the Rocky mountains. This creature sets itself up on a high cliff and waits for something or someone to come wandering by, that is when it strikes it releases its tail and slides down the mountain at high speeds with the help of a liquid that comes from the corners of its mouth. It demolishes everything in its path before consuming the unsuspecting prey. Number seven is the Connecticut Melon Heads. There are two tales of this myth: one is about an asylum for the criminally insane which burned down in the fall of 1960, killing most of the staff and inmates. It was said that ten to twenty inmates escaped the fire and survived hiding in the woods. The melon head is supposedly from turning cannibal to survive the harsh winter, and from inbreeding. The other tale of this myth, is that the melon heads are a colonial-era family who was banished for accusations of witchcraft and took refuge in the woods as for the melon head it is also said to have happened because of inbreeding. The melon heads are said to prey on people who enter their territory. Number eight is the Delaware Zwaanendael merman. They have a wide toothy mouth and large, ridged eye sockets that dominate their face. With hands that are clawed like reptiles, its body is covered in bone ridges. It’s skin and scales are a ashy black-gray. It is not very big, only a foot or so in length and is more closely resembled to its cousin the Fiji mermaid. Number nine is Florida's Skunk Ape. This is a creature that is said to inhabit Florida, North Carolina, and Arkansas though most of the reports come from Florida. This creature was named after it’s appearance and odor. This creature was said to be an ape-like creature covered in hair and ran up right on two legs. And finally number ten is the Georgia Altamaha ha also called Altie. This is a legendary creature that is said to inhabit the shallow streams and abandoned rice fields near the mouth of the Altamaha river. Many reports of this creature have surfaced but most say that the creature is just an alligator gar. There was a report in 2018 of a body washing up on a beach, but was made out of a stuffed shark and paper mache.
  • Cryptic Hatter
    Published 18 days ago
    10 Monsters From Japanese Mythology

    10 Monsters From Japanese Mythology

    Around the world we hear stories of creatures like that of the Chimera from Greek mythology or Quetzalcoatl from Aztec mythology but none are as terrifying or fantastic than those that come from the land of the rising sun. I’m Cryptic Hatter and here are 10 Monsters From Japanese Mythology:
  • LUiS Thompson
    Published 2 months ago
    Payne of the Bite (Pt.10)

    Payne of the Bite (Pt.10)

    “With the “Higher-Ups” now testing out the full potential of the prototype specimen, the last phase of their scientific discovery was at hand. Placing clinically insane criminals one by one into testing rooms, experiments to redesign their genetic makeup had taken place. The bio-weapon militia had began gathering in different parts of the United States and started changing those within it’s population. For it was the evolution seen first hand in the underground facility that allowed those in charge to strategize a way to destroy the human race. The take over of the realm of Darkness had begun.”
  • Ink Mouse
    Published 3 months ago
    11 Mile Ritual

    11 Mile Ritual

    What's your deepest wish?
  • Tom Baker
    Published 3 months ago
    Killer Classics

    Killer Classics

    Urban legends circulate at work, on bulletin boards, and across the internet, in our modern age, via "creepy pasta" postings. ALL of them, some argue, are horror stories, whether or not they make us laugh, cringe, shriek, giggle or shudder in fright. After all, their timeless, anonymous "It Could Happen to You" quality makes us feel, indeed, "It Could Happen to ME!" And so it could, Dear Reader, IF, indeed, any of these stories had a basis in fact. (Some might, but that is another topic.)
  • Cryptic Hatter
    Published 4 months ago
    10 Cursed Objects That Really Exist

    10 Cursed Objects That Really Exist

    People have always have been fascinated by the supernatural and the occult, especially cursed objects. Cursed objects have been the product of a lot of well known films and other forms of literature but that’s all they are, right? Well, there have been dozens upon dozens of cases of objects that have caused serious misfortune including death for a lot of people. Some people like to pass it off as superstition but there is no denying that there may be a sinister force at work. I’m Cryptic Hatter and here are 10 Cursed Objects That Really Exist:
  • Cryptic Hatter
    Published 4 months ago
    10 Scariest Urban Legends Ever Told

    10 Scariest Urban Legends Ever Told

    Most of us have heard an urban legend once or twice in our lives but what is an urban legend? An urban legend is usually a rumor or myth that’s been passed around from to person to person and they claim it to be a true story. I’ve had my fair share of urban legends and I’ve come across some that have believe it or not, disturbed me or kept me up at night. Some even made me wonder if they really happened. I’m Cryptic Hatter and here are the 10 Scariest Urban Legends Ever Told:
  • Amanda Stables
    Published 4 months ago
    12 Classic Creepypastas That Are Still Spooky

    12 Classic Creepypastas That Are Still Spooky

    It was during the late-2000s and early 2010s that Creepypastas really started to hit their stride. The name stems from 'Copypasta,' which is, essentially, a copy-pasted meme in comment sections. This makes finding the authors of these stories rather difficult due to how many people reposted them.
  • Winter Spring
    Published 5 months ago
    Real Horror Stories: Countess Elizabeth Bathory

    Real Horror Stories: Countess Elizabeth Bathory

    No matter where you go in the world you will find stories of vampires and monsters stalking the night. For many people, the most famous vampire is none other than Dracula himself, the famous count who impaled his victims and reportedly drank the blood of his enemies. However, Dracula has nothing on one of the most notorious serial killers and reported vampires to stalk the earth: Countess Elizabeth Báthory.
  • Winter Spring
    Published 5 months ago
    Real Horror Stories: Legend of the Winchester House

    Real Horror Stories: Legend of the Winchester House

    History is littered with odd stories of ghosts and hauntings. People throughout the world claim to have spirits that follow them. However, one story stands out among them as particularly unusual. This is the events that surrounded the Winchester Family and in particular Sarah Winchester. The events that surrounded the Winchester family were so outlandish, that it was the inspiration of Stephan Kings book Rose Red.
  • Jacob Harold
    Published 5 months ago
    Why Creepypastas Are Important

    Why Creepypastas Are Important

    If you've been on the internet for any amount of time, then you probably have heard of the Slenderman or Jeff the Killer. These iconic and yet lackluster creations of the internet's best attempt at horror have come from what the internet calls "Creepypastas," or the internet's scary stories.
  • Winter Spring
    Published 5 months ago
    The Legend of the Bell Witch

    The Legend of the Bell Witch

    With Halloween quickly approaching, the nation's need for those spine-tingling scares is slowing increasing. And, the hunger for the next big horror fiction is everywhere we turn. However, what most people don’t realize is that the true horror stories are all around us. One such story dates all the way back to the 1800s. It takes place in 1817, in a small sleepy town in Tennessee and involves the Bell family, which consisted of John Bell, his wife Lucy and his six children: Betsy, Richard, John Jr, Drewry, Benjamin and Jesse. The family lived a relatively normal life. So, when John and his family started to have strange sightings around their home, it was more than just a bit alarming.