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#1    Tillghast

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 12:27 AM

First I have to say this new section is awsome!

Ok ok, now, about the old myth the baby sitter and the man upstairs.

I bet you all heard this myth from a friend whose stepdad's cousin's brother's exwife's Carribiean guide in Puerto Rico. Its about a baby sitter who gets increasingly creepy phone calls from a man claiming he's killed or telling the woman to check on the children, the police trace the call and its the upstair extension.

There is one variation that I know of.

1. A woman is babysitting 2 kids. At bedtime she tucks them in. They complain about a clown statue. The woman doesnt know what to do and just covers it up with a blanket and then calls the parents to check in. However, when she mentions the clown statue, the parents deny having one...

Opinons? Variations?

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 12:32 AM

she tucks them into bed and gets a creepy calls. Calls the police and they trace it to the extension. The man then continues to kill the kids.

she tucks them into bed and gets a creepy calls. Calls the police and they trace it to the extension. They run upstairs and it's the kid with a voice changer

Careful, reading on is kinda gruesome..


the sitter has a friend helping. They get creepy calls. The friend goes to check upstairs, to see if the man was upstairs, like he said. a bit later she hears thumps. She goes upstairs and finds her friend pulling herself along with her chin. Her limbs had been chopped off.



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Posted 13 July 2005 - 12:36 AM

I've heard a variation of the clown statue, and thanks to Snopes, here it is :
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A couple with children were trying out a new babysitter. About an hour after they left for a night on the town, they realized they had forgotten to give her their cell phone number, so one of them called her.

After she wrote down the number, the babysitter asked if she could watch satellite TV in their bedroom. She had just put the children to bed and wanted to watch a particular show. (The parents didn't want their children watching too much garbage, so the living room TV did not have satellite channels.)

Well of course she could watch TV in their room, they replied. The babysitter had one other request: could she put a sheet or blanket over the clown statue that was in the bedroom? It kind of made her nervous.

Take the children and go to the neighbors, said whichever parent was talking to her. We'll call the police. We don't have a clown statue.

The police caught the clown as he was running through the neighborhood.



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the sitter has a friend helping. They get creepy calls. The friend goes to check upstairs, to see if the man was upstairs, like he said. a bit later she hears thumps. She goes upstairs and finds her friend pulling herself along with her chin. Her limbs had been chopped off.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 12:40 AM

That one with the limbless girl is also used in the Hatchetman.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 12:41 AM

QUOTE(riotboy555 @ Jul 12 2005, 07:36 PM)
QUOTE(A Believer of the Unexplained @ Jul 13 2005, 12:32 AM)
the sitter has a friend helping. They get creepy calls. The friend goes to check upstairs, to see if the man was upstairs, like he said. a bit later she hears thumps. She goes upstairs and finds her friend pulling herself along with her chin. Her limbs had been chopped off.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 12:43 AM

Torso Terry! ohmy.gif

Sounds like the movie Scream.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 12:44 PM

QUOTE(A Believer of the Unexplained @ Jul 13 2005, 01:32 AM)
She goes upstairs and finds her friend pulling herself along with her chin. Her limbs had been chopped off.

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That is insanely sick  ohmy.gif

It just occured to me that, although farfetched about 90% of babysitter legends could be true, as in to say could be replicated, and with reasonable ease as well....now that's spooky


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Posted 13 July 2005 - 12:49 PM

No urban legend here just an old movie called When a Stranger Calls It scared the poop out me when I saw it   unsure.gif

Edited by Daughter of the Nine Moons, 13 July 2005 - 01:04 PM.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 01:02 PM

I heard a version that says she gets a call back from the cops, they tell her it's from upstairs, and to get out of the house (never mind the kids eh?), so as she is high-tailing it to the front door she looks over her shoulder to see the 'murderer' walking down the stairs carrying two bloody severed heads...

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE(Daughter of the Nine Moons @ Jul 13 2005, 07:49 AM)
No urban legend here just an old movie called When a Stranger Calls It scared the poop out me when I saw it   unsure.gif

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>heavy sigh<  Yes this was a movie.  And, while the scenarios illustrated above are >>>possible<<<, they are improbable.

You should really check out Snopes.com:  they have all of the stories that have appeared on this forum.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 01:25 PM

they could happen though, which is why I hate myself for reading these, I'm babysitting tomorrow! ahh!

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 01:37 PM

QUOTE(A Believer of the Unexplained @ Jul 13 2005, 08:25 AM)
they could happen though, which is why I hate myself for reading these, I'm babysitting tomorrow! ahh!

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 01:40 PM

QUOTE(JMPD1 @ Jul 13 2005, 08:37 AM)
QUOTE(A Believer of the Unexplained @ Jul 13 2005, 08:25 AM)
they could happen though, which is why I hate myself for reading these, I'm babysitting tomorrow! ahh!

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE(JMPD1 @ Jul 13 2005, 09:15 AM)
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Yikes...JPMD1 that line makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end.  unsure.gif



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Posted 13 July 2005 - 02:15 PM

The part about that legend that always bothered me is that you can't use a connection to dial another phone on the same line. Both phones would have to have different numbers.

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