10 Scariest Urban Legends
This time around I am bringing you some of the scariest stories ever. These are the urban legends that are enormously popular globally. There is a possibility that you might have heard about them. Same was the case with me but then again, I had heard of only a few. Your opinions are quite welcome and if we miss out any you can inform us about it. An urban legend is a form of folklore consisting of stories that may or may not be true. These stories are popular irrespective of this fact. Another thing you should know is that an urban legend doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with an ‘urban area’. The only reason it is used is to differentiate between the modern era from the pre-industrial era. Enjoy the read.
10. THE BOYFRIEND’S DEATH
A couple is on a deserted road. The guy has to take relieve himself so he leaves his girl in the car. She’s waiting for her boyfriend to return and it has been long. Suddenly she starts to hear someone scratching the roof of the vehicle. She is frightened and begins to drive away. But she can’t because her rear bumper was tied to a tree with a rope. She finally gets to see that her boyfriend was hung on the roof of the car and the sound she heard were his shoes rubbing against the roof of the car.
9. BURIED ALIVE
Long ago, we did not have sophisticated equipment to determine if the person was alive or not. There are times when it is really difficult to determine whether a person is even breathing or not and these days that is accomplished by the help of machines. So, this elderly woman pronounced dead was all set to be buried. Her husband wouldn’t let go of her because he thought she wasn’t dead. They buried the elderly woman. The body was later exhumed and the nails of the elderly woman were bent, and there were signs of struggle and nail marks on the inside of the coffin.
8. THE HOOK
A guy drives her girlfriend to this deserted road in order to have a little make-out session. He turns the radio on in order to set the mood. The mood’s all set and they begin to kiss. The music stops and an announcement comes up saying that a convicted murderer just escaped from an asylum. A man who kills with a hook. This scares the girl and she asks the boyfriend to take her home. She reaches home and starts screaming like crazy, because on the door is a hook.
7. BLOODY MARY
I am sure you are familiar with this one. It was lastly featured in ‘paranormal activities’ if my memory is not mistaken. You go into a bathroom, stand in front of the mirror, turn the lights off and burn a candle. Start saying ‘Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary…’. Remember that there has to be more than two people. After the thirteenth time something weird is supposed to happen to you. There are many stories of this legend being true, the only problem is, I don’t have guts to even think of trying this. Do you?
6. THE FATAL HAIRDO
There is this girl who wants her hair to be exactly the way it was popular in the 1960s. She wants this beehive hairdo which was apparently quite popular at the time. Using the conventional methods, she had to spend a lot of time getting ready so she decides to wash the hair with sugar water and then set them the way she wants after which she would carefully tie a towel around them. She went to sleep and never woke up again. Several rats and other insects had gnawed her to death. Dear God!
5. HAPPY YOU DIDN’T TURN THE LIGHT ON?
This is a very basic understanding that anything horrible that happens, happens in the dead of the night when it’s totally dark. This particular legend talks about a mental person who roams around the dorms in the dimmest light. All he wants to do is murder someone as soon as their eyes meet. If you knew something like this was going on, would you want to turn the lights on? Or would you rather just hope that the madman doesn’t see you?
4. THE KILLER IN THE BACKSEAT
There was this woman once who went outside to grab a couple of cocktails with her girlfriends. She stayed at the bar for long and then she left it late at night. She got into her car and started driving back home on an empty road. After several minutes of driving, she looked into the rear-view mirror and saw another pair of headlights behind her. It was the only other car in the backseat and it was racing towards her. What would you do in such a situation, considering the fact that you are pretty drunk as well? I sure as hell would freak out.
3. BABYSITTER AND THE MAN UPSTAIRS
This particular urban legend dates back to the 1960s. A teenage babysitter calls the cops because she receives a prank call from someone unknown to her. The stranger asked ‘have you checked the children?’ If this doesn’t creep you out, you should know that that is all the man said and repeatedly. Now, the babysitter is waiting for the cops and this realization hits her; the stranger was calling from inside the house. I dare you to tell me it is not freaky. It might not seem that way because a lot of similar stories have now happened in movies, but consider this; what if it happens with you?
2. THE CLOWN STATUE
A babysitter is taking care of two small children. There’s a life-size clown statue in the living room. The babysitter called the parents in order to ask permission to cover it with something. She said it freaked her out. The reaction of the parents? ‘WHAT CLOWN STATUE? DIAL 911! CALL THE POLICE!’. If this had happened to me, I would probably be dead right now. Besides, clowns freak me out more than anything.
1. HUMANS LICK
So this beautiful young girl was alone at house. Her parents had to go to the city for night and so she was to spend the night alone at her house. They daughter was scared so the parents left the family dog to keep her safe and give her company. She locked all the doors and went to sleep. Every few minutes she would stretch her arm down the bed and let the dog lick it. That way she would know the dog was there. She hears a voice from the cupboard and goes to check it. The dog is cut at the throat and is left to die in the cupboard and on the door of the cupboard, written with blood is, ‘humans can lick too’.