Favorites Urban Legends & Myths

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by OnlyMarcusCannn, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. OnlyMarcusCannn macrumors regular

    May 19, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    For the past two weeks in class, we've been studying Urban Legends, where and why they're contrived and how they differ from their origins. It's surprising how some urban legends change DRASTICALLY as they're passed on.

    Anyway, I've heard a few interesting urban legends, and some of them actually pretty freaky. My favorite one to tell people is the one with the clown and the babysitter [I'll quote it from Snopes for the sake of my laziness]:

    That one gave me the chills for MONTHS. :eek: What are some of your favorite urban legends or myths?
  2. Luis macrumors 65816


    Jul 19, 2006
    Costa Rica
    Holy crap! That story is intense true or not! Really cool.
  3. roisin and mac macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2008
  4. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Mel's Hole really caught my eye since we found something similar once. Only we lowered rope down and it was just a really bloody deep hole.

    Then I listened to the radio interviews about it and yea, kinda destroyed it. That and it being impossible.
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6


    Mar 22, 2008
    On tenterhooks
  6. RobertD63 macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2008
    A place
    I've heard of that story, Actually i got it as a email chain message. But instead of that happier ending the kids and baby sitter died. And if you didn't pass it on you were next! *GASP* i deleted and still living today..
  7. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    Speaking of chapstick, I had always heard that if you put chapstick on the striped edge of a ScanTron sheet, it would give you a perfect score. A few years ago at my old school, a slew of kids started trying it, and whenever teachers saw kids using chapstick during a test, they would confiscate it. :p It doesn't really work, however.
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    now this one is true as it happened to my friends and i in middle school

    we were watching a movie and saw a a guy staring at us in the window. we then hid and called the police

    in short the police informed us the image we saw was a reflection of the guy BEHIND us as there were footprints on the carpet.

    needless to say that scared the **** out of me and still gives me chills every time i think about it
  9. iJesus macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2007
    Reno, Nevada

    I think that what makes Urban Legends so awesome and scary is our fear of the unknown. Like the same deal with being scared of the dark and open spaces, you don't know what's there.

    Urban legends, (like John Lennon once said "I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now? ") play tricks on our minds and leave us asking, did it really happen? And could it happen to me?
  10. iBlue macrumors Core


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England
    My fav is the couple who get a hotel for the night and one of them wakes up in a bathtub full of ice missing a partner and a kidney. It creeped me out for like 5 minutes until I thought about it. Like there are some renegade doctors out there looking to jack your precious kidneys. :p

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