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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.)
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.