Happy Halloween: Top 10 Scariest Urban Legends Ever Told

Posted on October 30, 2006. Filed under: Halloween |

It’s the witching hour on a moonless night in the deep, dark woods far from town. You huddle with friends around a crackling campfire, telling tales. Someone has just finished sharing a particularly eery ghost story, insisting it was true. For awhile everyone sits in perfect silence, staring self-consciously into the flames, reluctant to let on that it actually made their skin crawl. Then someone clears their throat and begins to speak: “Did you hear the one about…”

1) Aren’t You Glad You Didn’t Turn on the Light?

After coming home late and getting ready for bed in the dark, a college coed wakes up the next morning to receive the shock of her life.

2) The Boyfriend’s Death

Late at night on an isolated country road, a teenage girl waits for her boyfriend to return to the car after going outside to relieve himself. After what seems like an eternity, she is startled by the sound of something scraping across the roof of the vehicle…

3) Buried Alive!

Many years ago before the medical technology we now have for monitoring patients’ life signs existed, an elderly woman was pronounced dead and scheduled for burial. Family members literally had to pry her unembalmed body from the clutches of her husband, who protested that she wasn’t really dead. Over his objections, her body was lowered into the ground…

4) The Exploding Cactus

A family receives a cactus plant as a gift and proudly displays it in the living room, where one day it unaccountably begins to “quiver.” Perplexed, they call a horticulturist who specializes in succulents and describe the strange phenomenon to him. He tells them to get out of the house as fast as they possibly can…

5) The Fatal Hairdo

A very stylish teenage girl grew tired of spending hours carefully “ratting” (teasing) and spraying her hair to attain an extreme beehive do. She washed her hair in sugar water, allowing it to harden in the style she wanted. At night, she carefully wrapped a towel around it and slept on a special half-pillow designed to not disturb the hair. One morning, she failed to come down for breakfast…

6) The Hook

A teenage boy drove his date to a dark and deserted Lovers’ Lane for a make-out session. After turning on the radio for mood music, he leaned over and began kissing the girl. A short while later, the music suddenly stopped and an announcer’s voice came on, warning in an urgent tone that a convicted murderer had just escaped from the state insane asylum…

7) Humans Can Lick, Too

Once there was a a beautiful young girl who lived in a small town just south of Farmersburg. Her parents had to go to town for a while, so they left their daughter home alone, but protected by her dog, which was a very large collie. The parents told the girl to lock all the windows and doors after they had left…

8) The Kidney Thieves

The crime begins when a business traveler goes to a lounge for a drink at the end of the work day. A person in the bar walks up and offers to buy him a drink. The last thing the traveler remembers until he wakes up in a hotel room bathtub, his body submerged up to his neck in ice, is sipping that drink. There is a note taped to the wall instructing him not to move and to call 911…

9) The Killer in the Backseat

One night a woman went out for drinks with her girlfriends. She left the bar fairly late at night, got in her car and onto the deserted highway. She noticed a lone pair of headlights in her rear-view mirror, approaching at a pace just slightly quicker than hers…

10) The Roommate’s Death

As she entered the dorm room, she heard her roommate’s rocking chair squeaking in the corner, but couldn’t see it, not all the lights were on. Must be waiting for me, Sarah thought. Putting her stuff away, she went back into the main room. From the corner came a voice..

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nice stories but r they real?

These Stories Are Spooktacular! I Really Enjoyed Reading Them. I’ve Also Heard Other Versions Too. These Stories Spook Me Out, &’d I’ll Certainly Tell Them To Others! :)


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