The 500 Best Urban Legends Ever!

by Yorick Brown

Publisher: I Books

Written in English
Cover of: The 500 Best Urban Legends Ever! | Yorick Brown
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  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Folklore & Mythology,
  • Popular culture,
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Popular Culture - General
The Physical Object
FormatMass Market Paperback
Number of Pages256
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Open LibraryOL7950137M
ISBN 100743445392
ISBN 109780743445399

  Urban legends are spread by whispers, old wives tales over campfires and, thanks to the 21st century, blog posts on the internet. A lot of them are utter non.   Top 10 urban legends From Bloody Mary to 'the spider bite', urban myths have inspired countless creepy books and films – here James Dawson shares his 10 favourites and explores their roots and influence Ghost-less ghost stories, urban legends are.   Urban legends often come with a dose of skepticism. (No, a killer with a hook hand has never terrorized necking couples.) But sometimes, these stories turn out to be true.   Have you ever wondered what some of the urban legends of varying states are? I decided to do some research to find some of the most interesting urban legends around, and I've decided to share the results with my readers. So, here are some of the most interesting urban legends Author: Amber Manus.

  Procter & Gamble worships the DEVIL! This is a case of “if you are looking hard enough for something, you will think you’ve found it.” Why, it’s just the Man in the Moon and some stars, right? Some people thought the company was doing this guy’s b.   12 Scariest Horror Movies Based On Urban Legends, Ranked By Dan Auty on Janu at PM PST Horror movie story ideas can come from many different : Dan Auty.   Academic publications should have different standards and requirements regarding truth and accuracy from other mediums, and should not be a playground for rumors and urban legends. Accurate, complete, and relevant references to reliable sources are the best tools in Cited by: According to , an Urban Legend is "an often lurid story or anecdote that is based on hearsay and widely circulated as true. We all hear Urban Legends at some point in our life. The term has been credited to Jan Harold Brunvand, a English professor at University of Utah, who wrote a series of books about them in

  The following are the creepiest urban legends from every state in the USA: Alabama: Dead Children’s Playground. Why it’s creepy: This children’s playground that lies adjacent to Maple Hill, Huntsville’s is the town’s oldest cemetery and does not just have a creepy name for the kicks of playground was created in order for parents to leave their kids at while they visited their Author: David Wray. Best Sellers in Urban Legends #1. Reluctant Psychic (Sasha Urban Series Book 3) Dima Zales. out of 5 stars Kindle Edition. CDN$ #2. Too Good To Be True: The Colossal Book Of Urban Legends Jan Harold Brunvand. out of 5 stars Paperback. CDN$ #   The 10 best woods and forests for myths and legends Giants in Armagh, dragons in Conwy Mon 11 Apr EDT First published on Mon 11 Apr EDTAuthor: Guardian Staff.   The World’s Top 10 Creepiest Urban Legends by odinakachi Ma A urban legend, urban myth, urban story, or contemporary legend, is a type of present day fables comprising of stories that could possibly have been accepted by their tellers to be valid.

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THE BEST URBAN LEGENDS The 500 Best Urban Legends Ever! book. By Yorick Brown and Mike Flynn. Have you ever heard an improbable story told about a friend of a friend. Did you ever listen awestruck to extraordinary tales of ordinary life.

Don't believe everything you hear -- you've just been exposed to an urban legend. From phantom hitchhikers to deadly clouds of floating /5(2). The Best Urban Legends Ever. Brown Yorick, Flynn Mike Collects more than five hundred of the top urban legends, including those of the Blueberry Cat, Toilet Holiday, and Boneless Idiot, in a volume that is thematically arranged under such topics as sports, animals, and accidents.

The Paperback of the The Best Urban Legends Ever. by Yorick Brown, Mike Flynn | at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. B&N Outlet Membership Educators. Get this from a library. The best urban legends ever!.

[Yorick Brown; Mike Flynn]. Urban Legends An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend is a form of modern folklore.

It usually consists of fictional stories, often presented as true, with macabre or humorous elements, rooted in local popular culture.

Urban legends--those apocryphal, happened-to-a-friend-of-a-friend stories of such outlandish incidents as "the microwaved pet" and "alligators in the sewer"--are inherently fun, but they've never been as entertainingly presented as in this collection of some told in comic strip format by a stunning variety of artists drawn from the comics mainstream (e.g., Howard Chaykin, Keith Giffen Cited by:   Today marks the release of Albert Jack’s Phantom Hitchhikers and Other Urban Legends, an excellent little volume that collects some of the weirdest, best, and most rampant urban legends bouncing.

New urban legends will almost certainly have some sort of viral online element. Jeff the Killer is a similar, facially disfigured internet meme.

• You can buy James Dawson's latest book. Buy The Big Book of Urban Legends: True Stories Too Good to be True by Brunvand, Jan Harold (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(28).

10 Completely Untrue Pop Culture Urban Legends. By Alison Herman. Yet the urban legend will no doubt persist. There are a few weird stories surrounding the origins of Sanrio’s best Author: Alison Herman.

After reading about a new urban legend online (kids killed by rattle snakes and/or hypodermic needles in ball pits at fast food restaurants) I was linked to "The Big Book of Urban Legends." I had seen the movie "Urban Legend" and remembered one of the The 500 Best Urban Legends Ever! book reading a similar book in the movie.

So I /5(26). Are Urban Legends True. Some true – some false If you hear the same story retold with new variations – these usually never happened Some legends can be traced historically Tell-tale warning signs can occur (hoax) Spread by word-of-mouth, e-mail, the Internet, and.

THE BEST URBAN FICTION EVER. The Cartel (The Cartel, #1) by. Ashley Antoinette (Goodreads Author) avg rating — 7, ratings. score: 4, and 42 people voted. Want to Read. saving. For years an urban legend circled around Greenock, Scotland that there was a rat-eating “cat man” creature who lived in the town.

Locals would report seeing “glowing eyes” in the darkness or seeing mutilated rats appear. Eventually a cell phone video was actually taken of the “cat man”. But while many urban legends are pure fiction, there are some that are absolutely true.

With that in mind, we've rounded up some of the country's most curious myths that can be pinned down to factual events—from tales of the bogeymen and subterranean cities to the story of the word the dictionary got : Sutton Travis. The Best Video Game Urban Legends Ever.

who wrote the book The Legend of Polybius, to IGN. “They really can do something to your behavior and by. The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State a Skunk Ape HQ has popped up in the Everglades where you can book tours out into the swamp or reserve a spot on a As with many of the best urban.

American urban legends are some of scariest stories ever — we’ve invented Bigfoot and the Mothman, and we even saw witches in our own neighbors in Salem. Here’s some American folklore that you may not have heard yet, from the tricky Wendigo to the close-to-truth Cropsey to the horrifying Boo Hags.

So what better way to get your chill on than reading about some creepy urban legends that have freaked people out for many years. In the same vein as the well-known classics, these urban legends have been carried over from one generation to the next. They will likely continue to scare our children’s children for a while yet.

10 El Silbon. In this classic urban legend dating back to the s, a young babysitter calls the police after receiving prank calls from a creepy stranger who keeps asking if she's checked the children.

As she waits for police to arrive, the caller rings again -- this time tipping the babysitter to a terrifying realization. We've all heard them. Usually, they happened to a friend of a friend's second cousin, and in almost every case they're completely untrue.

Still, some urban legends have managed to gain a remarkable amount of credibility. From creepy folklore to rumors about celebrities and politicians, here are the top ten urban legends that have managed to gain a popular following. 50 States, 50 Urban Legends All creepy. By Thrillist Features. Every locale spins its own tall tales, believable or not, that get passed down through generations.

Younger people probably think urban legends originated on the Internet. Legends like The Smiling Man, The Expressionless, and Abandoned by Disney abound, with no apparent purpose other than scaring kids. And of course, Slender Man’s supposed ability to hypnotize his victims so they can’t run away is probably the best known modern urban legend.

While sites like Listverse do their best to debunk these legends, some of us become so tired of all the nonsense that we simply dismiss anything absurd-sounding as soon as we hear it.

However, while most urban legends are indeed nonsense, some of the crazier ones have way more underlying truth than you would have ever imagined. This is a list of urban urban legend, myth, or tale is a modern genre of often consists of fictional stories associated with the macabre, superstitions, cryptids, creepypasta, and other fear generating narrative legends are often rooted in local history and popular culture.

We begin our list with one of the most talked about urban legends in sports. According to this legend, Hall of Fame baseball player and drinker Wade Boggs once downed 64 Miller Lites on a Author: Michael Akelson. Lavender Town Syndrome: In this urban legend, it is reported that kids who played Pokèmon Red and Green in February all took their own lives because of the intense music that plays during the “lavender town” level of the game.

Penpal: This urban legend was so popular that it eventually became a real book. In this story, a young man. Top 10 Best Video Game Urban Legends (GTA Bigfoot, Killswitch, Madden Curse) IGN. IGN's Top 10 Best Comic Book Video Games Ever Made - Duration: IGNviews. This updated list of popular urban legends, internet rumors, and hoaxes has Presidents, babysitters, and, of course, Richard Gere.

Menu. Urban legend says if you stand in front of a mirror and chant "Bloody Mary" three times, a terrifying ghost will appear. Best Urban Legends, Email Rumors and Internet Hoaxes. Every state has its own urban some stories, like Washington state's Bigfoot, have entered mainstream pop culture, others have stayed local, like the poisoned girl at Centennial Hall in Nebraska.

However, urban legends exist all over the world, and we've scoured the globe to find the eeriest and most pervasive ones, from Nessie living in the depths of Loch Ness to a 19th century Author: Gabbi Shaw.

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There is a final the next day and one of them decides to study and the other decides to have sleep. When the study girl leaves to get an extra book to study she comes back and rustling noises and moaning so she thinks her roommate is having sex and she decides to leave them alone and studies in.

Basically, urban legend tells of a scary man with super long floppy arms who lives in the woods and preys on children. Slender Man is percent not .