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#1    Detective Mystery 2014

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:58 AM

Unfortunately, Slenderman is connected to three tragedies in the news. This fictional character brought to mind a collection of strange entities that came and went at various times in history, some of whom reappeared when the cultural mood was a good fit. What's your top ten list of beings found in relatively modern urban legends?

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Black Eyed Kids
Men In Black
Mad Gassers
Spring-Heeled Jack
Grinning Man
Slenderman
Melonheads
Phantom Clowns
Dream Man (have you dreamed about this man?)
Stick Man

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:10 PM

My List

1.Spring-Heeled Jack
2.Slenderman
3. Phantom Clowns
4. Man in Black.
5. Jeff the Killer
6. The Rake
7. Goat Man
8. Melonheads
9. Werewolfs
10. Big Foot

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:41 AM

 DanteHoratio, on 10 June 2014 - 08:10 PM, said:

7. Goat Man
9. Werewolfs
10. Big Foot

I put these three in the category of "legendary cryptids", but they can fit into the category of "urban legends" too. I think that one of the three beings on your list is real, though. ;)

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 05:32 AM

The only one I can think of that hasn't already been listed is Bloody Mary.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:12 AM

 karmakazi, on 14 June 2014 - 05:32 AM, said:

The only one I can think of that hasn't already been listed is Bloody Mary.

Some people refer to her as Mary Worth. I wonder if that's a nod to the old comic strip.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:08 PM

That damned bloody mary, gets me every time. 3 or 4 of her and i'm feeling like crap the next morning garaunteed! :whistle:

On a serious note, how about The Hook? I don't know of too many urban legends but I think that ones pretty classic


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:00 PM

The Hook is definitely a classic. My personal favorites are The Clown Statue and The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:31 PM

What about good old Nessy she doesn't get a lot publicity these days.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:54 AM

 CuriousRey, on 18 June 2014 - 05:08 PM, said:

On a serious note, how about The Hook? I don't know of too many urban legends but I think that ones pretty classic

That indeed is a classic urban legend. I don't know if he fit my subjective list. I likely would put him and Bloody Mary (not the drink or the queen) in a second list, though. The hitchhiking ghost would be in there too.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 03:01 AM

 ~TheBigK~, on 18 June 2014 - 07:00 PM, said:

The Hook is definitely a classic. My personal favorites are The Clown Statue and The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs.

The parents had a clown fetish? I should have put *them* in my list of strange beings. The babysitter and the man upstairs (not the good Lord) definitely deserve to be in a list of the top ten urban legends. You wonder how many books, movies, television shows, etc. feature variations of that story.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 03:03 AM

 CRIPTIC CHAMELEON, on 18 June 2014 - 10:31 PM, said:

What about good old Nessy she doesn't get a lot publicity these days.

I think that she's in the cryptozoology category. It's all a bit subjective, but these posts are fun to read.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 03:11 PM

1. Phantom Clowns
2. The Hook
3. Black Aggie
4.Hatchet Man
5.  Alligators in the Sewer
6. Bunnyman Bridge
7. Grinning Man
8. The Dissolving Tooth
9. The killer in the Backseat
10. Bloody Mary


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 07:41 PM

 Detective Mystery 2014, on 11 June 2014 - 02:41 AM, said:

I put these three in the category of "legendary cryptids", but they can fit into the category of "urban legends" too. I think that one of the three beings on your list is real, though. ;)
Which one?

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:11 AM

 Wrangler, on 28 June 2014 - 03:11 PM, said:

1. Phantom Clowns

I love stories about phantom clowns. They're both creepy and funny at the same time. Evidently, the modern Bozos travel in vans. That means that there are 52 clowns per vehicle. ;)

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:14 AM

 DanteHoratio, on 28 June 2014 - 07:41 PM, said:

Which one?

I think that Bigfoot is a real being of some kind. We all know that werewolves are extinct now. ;)

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