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The Creepiest Urban Legends In Every American State!

Posted: 11-07-2019 04:49 AM
by Malaria_Kidd II
American Folklore 101

It's just 1 per state so speed on! If you ever read any of these Urban Legends at Snopes; it's either true, false, bull sh!t from admin :raspberry David Mikkelson or undetermined either way! ... cebook-869

I'll post #1 and then you daring and brave 4, pretending to be a sword pack'n, swash buckling pirate, guys and gals carry on picking your state and post more anytime. A little interaction can rejuvenate alternative news web sites like this one. So let's give it a try! :D

#1 - Alabama: Dead Children's Playground :shock:

Why it's creepy: This eerie playground adjacent to Maple Hill, Huntsville's oldest cemetery, doesn't just have an eerie nickname for fun. The playground was presumably designed to entertain kids while their parents visited the graves of loved ones. Legend has it, though, that the spirits of children who've been buried in the cemetery since the first grave was dug there in 1822 come out to play at night. The living have observed orbs of light going down the slide, seen swings moving on their own, and even heard giggling. Creepier still, some say the spirits include victims of a rash of child murders that happened in the '60s, when bodies were rumored to have been found in the area that now houses the playground.
Where it came from: The playground itself wasn't opened until 1985, so you can imagine how much pent-up energy the tiny spirits had after 163 years without a slide. In 2007, the city tried to raze the park to make more room for graves and removed the slides and swings overnight. After public outcry, it was replaced with more modern equipment, making it slightly less creepy to look at, and also probably resulting in some happier ghosts. -- Andy Kryza

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Re: The Creepiest Urban Legends In Every American State!

Posted: 11-07-2019 07:57 PM
by kbot
Oh yes....... Salem, and those wacky witches and Puritans.......... I have a cousin who's husband's family can be traced back to one of the Salem witches - fascinating (and sad) chapter in American history. I LOVE going to Salem, especially in the fall.......

Massachusetts: The Curse of Giles Corey

Why it's creepy: The Salem Witch Trials were creepy enough to begin with (go read The Crucible again if you don't believe it!), but the story of Giles Corey, who was slowly pressed to death under a series of progressively heavier rocks in an effort to extract a confession, is particularly unsettling.
Where it came from: Legend has it he uttered a curse against Salem right before his dying breath (you could understand why he'd have some ill will). For generations, his apparition has allegedly appeared in the cemetery before something terrible is about to happen, including a 1914 fire that burned down a sizable proportion of the city. There has also been a series of tragedies that have hit the Salem sheriff's office (starting with the 1696 heart attack that killed George Corwin four years after he presided over the trials). -- ML

Wisconsin: The Rhinelander Hodag

Posted: 11-08-2019 01:40 AM
by Riddick
Why it’s creepy: The hodag is a small creature that is simultaneously a frightening demon and comically covered in spikes. It’s often portrayed as being dog-sized, but early reports said it could grow to six-feet long. A 1928 legend describes the hodag as having the head of a frog, saber-tooth tiger-like fangs, thick legs with large claws, the back of a plated dinosaur, and a long tail with spears on the end. Despite its hellspawn swagger, it was never that much of a threat to humans, outside of its powerful “skunk perfume” stench.

Where it came from: The green devil was ”discovered” in 1893 by developer Eugene Shepard and almost instantly became a fixture of north Wisconsin folklore. Three years later, Shepard claimed he caught another and put it on display at the 1896 Oneida County Fair. He had knocked it out with chloroform so, of course, it was sleeping. But he had wires hooked up to the fake animal to make it move occasionally. Word spread fast and the Smithsonian sent a reporter to look into the hodag. Shepard quickly admitted it was a fraud. Rhinelander never let go, though. It’s the high school mascot and there are multiple statues of the beast around town. -- DN

Re: The Creepiest Urban Legends In Every American State!

Posted: 01-17-2020 04:57 PM
by Malaria_Kidd II
Hey Doka from Oregon! You're up next!📢 👍

Thanks kbot! :shock:

Massachusetts: The Curse of Giles Corey!👀 👀

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Wisconsin: the Rhinelander Hodag🃏👌

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Here's their rarely printed choice as Indiana's creepiest urban legend. That FF link is my promised replacement that found it's alternative news home long ago during August of 2002 inside Linnea's Fantastic Forum. :(

If I mailed it to them today there would be no reply. :wink:

Indiana: Diana of the Dunes

Why it's creepy: Along the shores of Lake Michigan, fishermen, vacationers, and other passersby have reported sightings of Diana, a ghostly nude female apparition floating along the shoreline and eventually disappearing into the water without a trace.
Where it came from: Fishermen first started reporting the sightings of a woman skinny dipping in the waters off Indiana's Lake Michigan coastline in 1916 -- and that's because Alice Gray, the source of the Diana legend, was still very much alive at that point. The exact circumstances that caused her to live a reclusive life in a lake side shack aren't entirely clear, but the years that followed saw her marry a man who later became a murder suspect, and then die an early death, allegedly from uremic poisoning. Her ghostly presence has been a subject of local lore ever since. -- ML