Did you guys know that there are alligators living in the sewers of New York City. It's totally true- people bought them as pets but then flushed them down the toilet when they started growing. One of the many urban legends that exist, but certainly not the creepiest. Here are some of the weirdest urban legends out there.
u/brownbranch76 asked: [Serious] What are some creepy urban legends?
I live in Florida and there's an old sugar mill from the 1600's near me. At some point the slaves on the plantation started a revolt with the help of the Seminole Indians and secured their freedom by killing many of the landowners.
According to several people who were interviewed independently of each other, there is a ghostly Native American on horseback that still chases people off the property at the same time they attacked the colonists 400 years ago.
Basically a son killed his father and the grandfather found out, whipped the boys back to a raw state and made him carry his dad's bones in a sack for all eternity.
Scary thing is that when he is around you will hear a whistle. Thing is, the louder the whistle the farther away he is, the closer he is the whistle will sound more faint. It's said he does this to play with you and confuse you before mutilating you and adding your bones to his sack. Said to have killed hundreds of people.
Not today, ghost lady.
There is a local lake that when I was growing up, I heard this story that a woman was drowned there by her fiancee'. On certain nights she would come up out of the water and if you happened to be parked near the lake, she would put her hand on your windshield. If she pulled her hand away and it left a handprint, it meant you were going to die too.
Beware of the yowie.
The aboriginal people of Australia talk about the hairy men which is some kind of apelike beast. Another name is the yowie. Basically these things were bloodsucking creatures that would eat you and the aboriginal people were pretty afraid of them. Apparently they would stalk you and follow you through the bush and they move fast. The weird thing is though there are lots of different tribes in Australia with different languages but all of the tribes name for these creatures translates to hairy men.
Also drop bears gotta watch out for drop bears when you're in the bush. They fall on you from the trees and rip your throat out with their sharp little teeth.
Couple local legends in my hometown. We had witch trials a few years before Salem, two women were accused. One was hanged. Apparently her grave was very close to my friends house and when she would look out the backdoor some nights she'd see a woman with long black hair covering her face looking up at her bedroom.
We also have an abandoned Revolutionary War fort where a young man got choked out by an unseen force. All his friends saw it happen. No one really goes up there at night anymore.
I think about this one a lot.
This is a common story, but everyone adapts it to suit their local area:
There's a road that gets foggy all the time going out my town. So that's where everyone says it happened.
A girl was driving along the road late at night in the 80's. It was dark and foggy. Her car suddenly shut off so she had to pull over and check out the engine. After she'd fixed it, she got back into the car and started to drive again.
As she pulled out into the road, a large truck started flashing its lights at her. The girl kept looking in her rear view mirror, scared that the driver wanted her to stop so he could attack her. She didn't stop. She drove all the way home, with the truck following her the whole way, flashing the whole time. She didn't get out the car and honked the horn to get her father to wake up and come outside. The truck pulled into the driveway behind her as the dad came outside:
'What's going on?' He said.
The daughter got out her car, pointing at the truck:
'this man's followed me all the way home from the marsh and he won't stop flashing his lights at me'.
The driver got out the car, yelling, 'Get out of the way! I saw somebody get into the back of your car when you broke down. He's hiding there, I flashed you every time I saw him raise his axe'.
He ripped open the girls car door and jumped on the man hiding there.
It's a really creepy painting.
The Hands Resist Him painting, where the subjects of the paintings reportedly move around at night out of their frame.
On the island of Okinawa, Japan, there was a house in which a man killed himself and his family. It was said that he was persecuting the rest of the inhabitants. It is reported that after this event, various terrible things were going on in the house: a sudden turn on of light or, for example, in the window you could see a woman who washes her hair in the sink.
The scariest thing today is that this house was separated by a fence. And children 4-5 years old, who study not far in kindergarten, constantly throw toys into the fence. When asked why they do this, the guys said they want to play with the children on the other side. It is frightening to realize that almost all living children have seen the dead. This greatly frightened those who worked in the kindergarten. In my opinion it's creepy.
I remembered that there was this story about a secret Japanese experiment near the end of World War II where an officer voluntarily goes into complete isolation to see the effects of isolation on the mind. He can cancel the experiment at any time by pressing a button.
After about a month or so, he notices the food stops coming. After a while he decides that he can deal with isolation, but not starvation, so he presses the cancel button. Nothing happens.
Now realizing that he's probably trapped in his room, he starts reciting the date and place to himself to keep his sanity.
He's in an underground base in Hiroshima. The date is August 20th, 1945.
That one about the babysitter that brings the kids to bed. In the hallway is a statue of a clown that bugs her. When she goes to check on the kids a few hours later she notices that the statue has a different stance. The babysitter starts to second guess herself, goes downstairs and the phone rings. It's the parents asking if everything is okay with the kids. 'Yep, everything is fine, except for that clown statue it's creeping me out'. The other side of the line goes: 'We don't have a clown statue'.
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