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.
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.
Skin walkers are a Native American legend. They are witches that can turn into or possesses any creature or animal that it wants to so that it can do bad things. It can never be used by a healing witch. The animals that these witches morph into, become, or inhabit are the troublemakers—or the ones that are associated with death and darkness such as foxes, coyotes, eagles, and crows. The most common way they are described as is a hollowed out dog-like creature. But some may also see them as a goat or dear like creature. There is also a belief that there are some skin walkers that can take on the form of someone you know. Back in the day, Native Americans defended skin walkers and actually turned into them because they believed they were good. Now the Native Americans see the bad that can come from skin walkers. Some people believe they can hurt people who deserve to be hurt, so in turn they are good, while others believe that they are bad because they can hurt anyone. Some people believe that they aren't bad at all.
Bridges are an ominous, especially at night. Your walking home at night and you cross a heavily fogged bridge and then you hear it. It starts out soft at first, but soon it builds and you can clearly hear a baby’s cry.
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The stories of urban legends have been floating around for many years, often without a verifiable source with them. However, they do highlight our deepest, darkest fears that have gone back centuries within the course of human nature.
The legend of Bunny Man Bridge says that if you walk all the way down the tunnel at around midnight the Bunny Man will grab you and hang you from the entrance of the bridge. Leaving you as a dead mutilated body to be found in the morning. On the bodies, feet will be a yellow note which reads: “You can’t catch me, I'm the Bunny Man.”
Here’s a little something that’ll keep you up at night. A few or more of us have heard about an urban legend, a story that is passed around from person to person and is passed off as a true story. But urban legends are just legends, right? Well, believe it or not, there are several urban legends that have in fact been proven to be true, and I’ll be sharing some of them with you. Here are 15 urban legends that are actually true:
The moon shone high above Sweetwater Lake, the sky faded to dusk, and the frogs croaked in the bush. The lake was just behind an old house, a former plantation. The house belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Taylor. They were a young couple, married only a couple years. They were quite ordinary too: went to church on Sunday, went out to eat twice a week, headed to work on weekdays. There wasn't a single peculiarity about them.
Kokkuri-San is Japan’s answer to our Ouija board. I had heard about it in passing on the internet as just another urban legend. And since I knew little about it, I put it from my mind until it just came back. I was in Japan for a month long trip when I suddenly thought of the game. I was with my friend, Mari, who I met in an online chat room and asked her about the game.
Jack the Ripper terrorized the white chapel district from August 1888 to November 1888. He's murders started in August 1888. Jack started killing people in the London white chapel district. His kill count was five people. His target was mostly prostitutes in the area. Back then prostitution was very common, due to few job opportunities for women, so it was easy for him to find targets. In one of his killings, he removed the women's left kidney. That gave the police a clue that he had anatomical knowledge. He often slashed and stabbed people throats. Like the axeman, he also sent letters to the police here's a little excerpt.