Creepy is the word that would perfectly describe urban legends.Brace yourself, as here are 10 of the creepiest urban legends you might have heard.
Even though our rationality is convincing us that urban legends are pure hoaxes and invented stories, theres something about them that will always make us curious or creep us out. Before you read the following urban legends, make sure you are sitting down and your light is turned on.
The chocking Doberman
The chocking Doberman story originates from Sidney Australia and is about the story of weird dog happening. One night, a couple came home after going out for some drinks, and found their dog chocking in the living room. Because of the panic, the man fainted and the woman called a friend who was a vet and arranged to take the dog for a checking.
After dropping off the dog, she went home to help her husband get into bed. While at home, her phone ringed and the vet was screaming hysterically that they had to get out of the house right away. Without knowing what was going on, the couple left the house as fast as they could.
As they were going down the stars, police men run up to meet them. When the woman asked what was going on, one of the police men told her that the dog was chocking on a human finger and that the potential burglar might still be inside the house. He was found unconscious in the bedroom later.
The suicidal boyfriend
Another urban legends is the story known also as The Boyfriend’s Death, legend which ahs many variations and its interpretation is a warning no to stay away from the safety provided by a home. This version, takes us back to Paris in the 1960s. A woman and her boyfriend, both of them college students, were making out in his car. The car was parked near the Forest of Rambouillet, so they could not be seen. After they were done, the boy got out of the car to smoke a cigarette and the girl waited for him in the car.
She waited for some minutes, and seeing that he was late, she got outside the car to look for him. All of the sudden she saw a man in the shadows and got scared, got inside the car to drove away. While she was inside the car she heard a faint squeak , followed by several squeaks.
This went on for a few seconds, she decided to drive away, but as soon as she hit the gas pedal, the car didn’t move, as someone had tied the car with a rope to a tree. She slammed the gas one more time and heard a loud scream. The girl got out of the car and saw her boyfriend hanging from the tree. Apparently the noise she was hearing were the squeaking of his shoes, scrapping the top of the vehicle.
The slit mouthed woman
There is an urban Japanese and Chinese legend about a girl named Kuchisake-Onna, known as the slit mouthed woman. Some stories say that she was the wife of a samurai. The legend says that one day, when her husband returned home, he found her cheating on him with a younger and better looking man. Angry, he took out his sword and slit her mouth, from one ear to another.
It is believed that she was cursed to be immortal and that she is still wandering around the world so people could see her horrible scar and feel sorry for her. Some people have even claimed that they had encountered a beautiful young woman who asked them is she was pretty. Once they replied affirmative, she took off her surgical mask and showed them her terrible wound.
Then she asked them again if she was pretty, and those who no longer found her pretty was killed.
What’s the moral of this story? There are two actually, paying a compliment doesn’t cost you anything, and honesty isn’t necessarily the right thing to do.
Cry baby bridge
This scary urban legend, tells about a couple who was driving home from church with their baby. The two were arguing on a subject. It was pouring and at one point they had to cross a flooded bridge. As soon as the car entered the bridge, they realized the water was deeper than they imagined, and they had to get out of the car and find help.
The woman stayed behind, but eventually left the car. While she was backing the car, she heard her baby was crying very loudly. She returned to the car and saw her baby carried away by water. The legend says that if you cross that bridge you can hear the baby crying.
Zanfretta’s Alien Abduction
The story about the alien abduction of Fortunato Zanfretta is one of the most famous urban legends in Italy. Zanfretta claimed that he was abducted by aliens, who called themselves Dragos and who lived on the planet Teetonia. Apparently he had been abducted multiple times by the same group starting from 1978 to 1981. Even though it sounds extremely frightening and creepy, what he related during a hypnosis session is beyond our wildest imagination:
“I know you are trying to come more frequently . . . no, you can’t come to Earth, people get scared if they look at you. You can’t make friendship. Please go.”
Zanfretta might be the person who has given the most detailed information about alien abduction, details which might make even skeptics to stop and give it a thought.
The white death
An urban legend about a little girl from Scotland who hated life more than anything and wished to destroy every last trace of herself. Eventually she decided to commit suicide and shortly after, her family had discovered what she had done.
In a creepy coincidence every member of her family died a few days later as their limbs were thorn apart. According to the legend, when learning about the White Death, the ghost of the girl, might come to you and would knock repeatedly on the door. Each knocking would get louder and louder and if you open the door she would kill you because she is afraid you would tell the world about her existence. Her main desire is to prevent people to spread rumours about her. Like many other urban legends, this story could be the invention of a modern Aesop, but still, it would hurt to check who’s knocking, before opening the door.
The black Volga
The legend says that a black Volga was supposedly seen often in the streets of Warsaw, during the 1960s.It was driven by child kidnapers. The stories said that very important Soviet officials took the car and drove it to Moscow during mid the mid 1930s, and kidnapped young girls to use them as sexual slaves for the highest Soviet comrades.
Other versions of this legend say that the Volga car had been driven by mysterious priests, vampires and Satanists, and even Satan in person.There is also said that the car was used to kidnap children in order to take their blood and use it as a cure for leukemia patients all over the world.
As you might have guesses, none of these urban legends ever proved to be true, but it still makes our blood run cold.
The Greek soldier
This legend is less known and talks about a Greek soldier who was returning home from WWII to marry his fiancé. He didn’t get to arrive home as he had been captured by fellow Greeks with hostile political beliefs. He was tortured for five weeks and in the end he was murdered. At the beginning of the 1950s, stories were saying the in the North and Central parts of Greece, a very attractive Greek soldier wearing a uniform would appear an disappear overnight, seducing virgins and beautiful girls with the purpose of getting them pregnant.
Five weeks after the birth of the babies, the man would vanish completely, leaving only a letter on the table in which he was explaining that the had returned from the dead to spread his seed so that his followers would avenge his death.
An urban legend, says that during medieval Europe, lived a woman called Elisa Day, whose beauty was compared to the one of wild bloody red roses that grew on the side of the river.
One day, a man came into town and instantly fell in love with her. The two dated for three days. On the first day he visited her at her place, on the second day he brought her one red rose and asked her to meet him in the place where wild roses grow. On the third day he took her to the river and killed her.
The story says that the killer waited for her to turn her back on him and took a rock and hit her head while whispering “All beauty must die”. He put a rose between her teeth and dropped her body into the river. There are people who claimed having seen her ghost wandering along the riverside with blood running down her head and carrying one rose in her hand.
The Well to Hell
The action of the urban legend happened sometime back in 1989, when Russian scientists drilled a borehole in Siberia, with a depth of 14,5 kilometres inside the crust of the Earth. The drill intersected a cavity and scientists lowered some equipment to investigate what was found down there. The temperature was over 1000 degree Celsius, but what shocked them, were the sounds recorded by the machines.
They only managed to record around seventeen seconds of terrifying audio, before their microphone melted. Many of the scientists were convinced that they had heard the screams of those damned in Hell and backed out from the job immediately. At least this is what the story says.
Those who choose to remain, had an even bigger shock later that night. A coat of luminous gas bursted out of the hole shaped as a giant winged demon, and the words “I have conquered” in Russian, had been written into the flames.
Even though many consider it as a myth, there are many who actually believe that this really happened and that the Well to Hell is a real thing.
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