The Scariest Urban Legends in Each State #infographic


The Scariest Urban Legends in Each State #infographic

Did you hear bumps during the night? Have you seen in the sky flickers of light? In rural forests, how about shadows? Not alone are you. For decades, Americans have been experiencing unexplained things and coming up with scary tales and legends to describe them. We've gathered some of America 's greatest, most mysterious, and most creepy urban legends to spook your friends! But be warned: you could get your own backyard tested by our list of lesser-known and scary urban legends by state.

Some urban myths and legends veer toward the absurd and foolish, while some are, or close to, frightening and real. In every state, these are some of the scariest urban legends, some based on true stories.

We've invented Bigfoot and the Mothman, and we have also seen witches among our own neighbors in Salem. American urban legends are some of the scariest tales ever. From the tricky Wendigo to the near-truth Cropsey to the terrifying Boo Hags, here is some American folklore that you might not have heard yet. America is a cultural melting pot, and nowhere is it clearer than our creepy urban legends. Stories like this can keep you up at night, not because of the fanciful urban myths about witches and monsters, but because of the haunting truth grains ...

Riverdale Road is home to a host of legends: one can see the hanging bodies of slaves on the trees while driving down the road during a full moon. They have a Lady in White of their own. One section of the lane, however, led to a mansion containing a Satanic cult. Reportedly, inside the chicken coop is the entrance to hell itself.

In The Conjuring and Annabelle, the demonic doll is inspired by a real-life Raggedy Ann doll reportedly possessed by the spirit of a dead girl who, after some highly malicious paranormal activity, was given to two demonologists, Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Cape Henlopen does not have a lighthouse, but there is a phantom glow. On Christmas of 1665, the ship Devonshireman collapsed and more than 200 men died. Allegedly, after British soldiers slaughtered attendants at a wedding ceremony, the light is a curse from a nearby Native American tribe.

The Spiritualist Camp of Cassadaga is full of mysterious spirits, but one chair is supposed to be a favorite of the big cheese itself. If you sit in it, he'll say terrible things in your ear, changing you forever, according to local legend, and if you leave a beer on his chair overnight, he'll drink it, even even if the can is still sealed.

After a preacher was told that he was unable to give a sermon next to the pillar, he announced that the entire city was going to be demolished and that the pillar was the only thing left standing. Much of Augusta was later devastated by a freak tornado, leaving a pillar still standing.

They're the babies that mothers were forced to kill during a drought rather than have them starving. Sit by the river and you can hear the sounds of babies crying. Some claim that with fins and gills, these babies formed into tricky creatures.

This human-sized beast grabs unsuspecting females with hairy limbs, clawed paws, and green skin. (Some claim an extraterrestrial visit similar to the Kentucky Goblins sightings, which occurred on the same day, was the real event that inspired the legend.)

In order to inspire children to behave, a pale white werewolf-like creature prowls the swamps and frequently stars in tales, such as tracking down Catholics who do not follow Lent.

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