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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:08 AM
Slenderman, hands down.
I have notebooks full of drawings of slenderman, operator symbols and lines from marble hornets and stories I've read through here, I read and watched so much I got really paranoid and wanted to put a camera on while I was sleeping but I didn't because I was scared I would see something, I started losing sleep and I hated being anywhere dark and never wanted to go outside at night.. I was that obsessed you'd think I was a slender victim but really, I was a victim of the internet ._.
it completely took over my mind like nothing else ever has, it terrified and intrigued me, I got consumed by it and that's why I love it so much, and get annoyed at people or stories that get it wrong or try to change it, it did exactly what it was trying to do perfectly and it's my favourite urban legend
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My favourite Urban Legend have to be where a lady has just finished her shopping and is putting it in the boot of the car when she is approached by an old lady with a huge shopping bag. The old lady says she has been walking all day and wonders if she can get a lift home. Being the nice lady she says yes. She lets the lady in the car but suddenly is overcome by a sense of foreboding. Something doesn't feel right. At the last minute she hesitates and makes an excuse she has left her credit card in one of the stores. She eventually finds a Security Guard and asks him to ride in her car. When they return to the car the old lady is gone but the lady's bag is left in the front passenger footwell. On closer inspection they find the clothes and wig the old lady was wearing along with a knife, duct tape and rope. The man who had disguised himself as an old lady suspected he had been caught and abandoned the bag.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:29 PM
By far - the "Black Eyed Kids"... There is something just spine chilling about a couple kids showing up at ones door and asking to come into the home. I think that there is a movie in that somewhere that could scare people silly.
Where Im from (Croatia) we have much different Urban legends then yours.
I knew one girl who collected them. Anyway, my scariest was about Gypsies who kindap/steals kids and sent them in Italy. It was based on true stories. Yugoslavia then as Croatia now is transit country. Many human trafficing goes trough it. Especially there was famous Yugoslav movie "Dom za vješanje" Time of the gypsies which talk about Gypsy trafficking from Bosnia to Italy.
At my primary school we had fenced gardens in certain areas. Anyway there was this one gnarled old tree or shrub (not particularly big), with a chain hanging off it: no-one knew where it came from. You'll be starting to see where thsi is going haha. Anyway it was called the "Ghost Chain" and was said to be where a teacher was hanged by a bunch of pupils, and that anyoen who touched it would die or suffer some horrible fate. So a friend of mine decided to challenge this- he jumped over the railings and touched the chain. Jumped back over all triumphant-like, and immediately a wasp sting him in the ear! 'Course he was alright, but it fair scared the absolute crap out of us!! Never went near that chain it's safe to say, haha. The school has since closed. Shame really as it was a beautiful old building. Wonder if the chain's still there.
Funnily enough another friend there was big into horror films and scary stories and told me all the ones like "Human can lick too" and "bloody fingers", although I don't think the Black-Eyed Children one was around then, I'm quite familiar with this one and it's quite creepy I suppose.
I remember scaring a friend who was staying at mine after a High School Christmas dance since he lived further out the town than me, and we'd all been drinking. So walking along a pitch-black country lane and I'm telling him about Muckle Black Tyke the black dog!
Click-Click Slide is another wierd legend. I don't know if it's Rural Scottish, or if it was my aforementioned friend's own but it sounds kind of Germanic/Eastern European and it's pretty gnarly. The click-click slid is a wee bit similar to the thump-thump drag idea. But it's about a witch/hag with no legs who drags herself around the forest with her long talons "click, click, sliiiiiiiiide". Oh, and she's not very nice.
Isn't there one regarding pineapples being one molecule away from semen? I can believe the magerine and plastic thing, but that?!
Edited by Urisk, 01 October 2012 - 12:17 PM.
I have seen beyond the bounds of infinity and drawn down daemons from the stars
I also get a bit scared of the 'deliverance' stereotype of crazy inbred mountain people, when we drive through the wilderness.
A relative of mine used to work for the National Parks. He is very good with trees. The programme he worked for, would run an exchange with some colleges in Canada and the US. He would take the Canadian and American boys out on a camp out as part of their induction when they came over to do a semester in our forests. On the first night, he would tell them some story about a crazy man in the bush who rapes young men in the night. Sometimes, around midnight, he or a co-worker (in on the joke) would wander away from the campsite a few hundred metres, and then make a few loud screams, for added effect.
At the end of the camp, he would let them in on the joke. They did it every year. It became a bit of an informal right-of-passage.
even the President of the United States must sometimes have to stand naked-Bob Dylan
Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:55 PM
We had several locally. The witch and the well involved an old lady who would snatch kids that got into her yard and cruelly torture them before tossing the bodies down the well in the back yard. The "peg-leg" was waiting behind the bushes in the alley, and if he grabbed you, you would never be seen again. The "Lagoon Monster" was a version of the Hook Man. The sand pits near town was a handy place for kids to swim and fish, but would claim a drowning victim almost annually. Many stories were told of a swimmer going out a certain distance when the water would "boil" with water-moccassins. "He never had a chance".