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.

  • Mikkie Mills
    Published 3 days ago
    Are Bigfoot and Other Such Creatures Real?

    Are Bigfoot and Other Such Creatures Real?

    Even if you are not ultimately a believer, it’s fun to imagine that there are creatures out there that have eluded humans for centuries. Although their names vary by region, Bigfoot seems to get around.
  • A. N. Merchant
    Published 9 days ago
    Folklore: Eerie Tales From North Yorkshire

    Folklore: Eerie Tales From North Yorkshire

    England is a country rife with legends and myths, popular ones involving witches, fairies and the infamous black dog or black shuck. Today we are going to explore some of the eerie folk tales from the the north of England.
  • Wade Wainio
    Published 13 days ago
    Creepy Creatures and Myths #1: Looking For Almas, Finding None

    Creepy Creatures and Myths #1: Looking For Almas, Finding None

    I have discussed the Almas before, back when I wrote for the website 1428 Elm and did my Call of the Cryptid series. In many ways, I'm trying to get back into that habit, because I occasionally like discussing cryptids and strange phenomena. As I stated about the Almas back then: "The Almas are described as 'ape-men' inhabiting the Caucasus and Pamir Mountains of Central Asia, and the Altai Mountains of Mongolia. Might they exist?... There are many accounts of the Almas, to the point where the creature sounds plausible (or semi-plausible)."
  • Dylan Radford
    Published 21 days ago
    Bigfoot investigation

    Bigfoot investigation

    Well after gaining a doctorate certification in cryptozoology I decided to form a team. Months later Me and my team, my best friend carter, his cousin Joey, and carter’s girlfriend Athena, This is our first investigation and we are investigating Bigfoot. Carter is an aspiring horror movie director so while he was initially reluctant to do this hunt do to the potential danger I told him “it maybe dangerous but think about your movies think about how good the Blair witch did... you can capitalize on that by making a found footage of your own” and with that he was on board, I knew by using his aspirations it would get him to agree to mine. So we interviewed a lot of the locals as to what they seen and honestly a lot of the reports were Very similar to my facts given in my previous Bigfoot article that I wrote. and then the night came where we prepared everything our guns, our camera (Joey being the camera man), our flashlights and we went out to hunt.
  • Dylan Radford
    Published 26 days ago
    Fun facts about bigfoot

    Fun facts about bigfoot

    * Some Bigfoot Species enjoy eating fruit?..
  • Alex Maher
    Published 27 days ago
    The Folly

    The Folly

    It was a typical October morning. Halloween, with the usual English slate skies. Puddles from the overnight sleet sat on the verge of freezing. Clouds hung low and threatened to burst, drenching those stupid enough to venture out into the cold.
  • Dillion Peck
    Published about a month ago
    The haunted sewer tunnels of Lawrence Kansas

    The haunted sewer tunnels of Lawrence Kansas

    So this was my first case as I was going to school for my doctorate in metaphysical sciences and needing a project for my finale thesis paper I used a local legend about a old haunted sewage tunnel system that was used by occultists back when it first got closed down and is now haunted by very violent demonic spirits. So naturally I grabbed my old friend Archie who was wereing jeans, a spider-man t-shirt and a hoodie, and I was wereing black custom made dress pants, a t-shirt with the university sign on it, and a bucatini made blazer (as I always were) and we went into the old drainage tunnels (although it was against the law to do so). Safe to say it was wet, dark, and smelled 9000000 times worse than the frito lay factory, But we tracked on thru the brown sludge like water that was filling our shoes like a river flood.
  • Maria Johnson
    Published 2 months 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.
  • Creepstock
    Published 2 months 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 4 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 4 months ago
    11 Mile Ritual

    11 Mile Ritual

    What's your deepest wish?
  • Tom Baker
    Published 4 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.)