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  • Indrid Cold
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    Indrid Cold

    2 years ago

    Mr. Woodrow Derenberger was a middle aged, ordinary guy from Mineral Wells near Parkersburg, West Virginia. He was driving home from work in his truck, along Interstate I-77 on November 2, 1966, when something happened that would change the rest of his life! Mr. Derenberger encountered a UFO!

  • How To Detect a Zombie Outbreak
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    How To Detect a Zombie Outbreak

    2 years ago

    There truly ARE some people out in the world who are NOT joking about Zombies!

  • 4 Non Blondes
    29

    4 Non Blondes

    12 months ago

    4 Non Blondes, first line-up: Christa Hillhouse: Bass Guitar Linda Perry: lead vocals, guitar Shauna Hall: Guitar Wanda Day: Drums Replacement and long-term members: Dawn Richardson (Drums), Roger Rocha (Guitar). Well Known Line-Up:...

  • Rumors and Urban Legends Are Related
    14

    Rumors and Urban Legends Are Related

    7 years ago

    The Merriam-Webster dictionary has a number of basic explanations for the word 'rumor': talk or opinion widely disseminated with no discernible source a statement or report current without known authority for its truth (archaic) talk or...

  • Horror Movie Review: The Children (2008)
    9

    Horror Movie Review: The Children (2008)

    23 months ago

    A multi-family Christmas Vacation in the country doesn't turn out exactly as planned in this 2008 film, "The Children."

  • Legends With Silver and Magic Bullets
    8

    Legends With Silver and Magic Bullets

    9 months ago

    There are no sales of weapons intended on this hub, however, the content automatically generated a warning about "sale of weapons" for this hub. This likely comes from my having used the terms "ammunition" and "bullet" within the hub. As well, there...

  • Dangers of Nationalism
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    Dangers of Nationalism

    12 months ago

    People get wrapped up in nationality as an integral part of their identity (a HUGE mistake) so that when a nation is insulted, the individuals each feel the insult as a personal attack to their identi

  • Social Constructions
    11

    Social Constructions

    12 months ago

    Marriage, Gender, Manners, Religion... a perspective on social constructions.

  • Cat Legends: Beware of Foot-Licking Cats and Jealous Cats
    31

    Cat Legends: Beware of Foot-Licking Cats and Jealous Cats

    4 years ago

    A friend of a friend told me this story... A friend's mother in law owned a very affectionate cat. The cat would regularly cuddle against peoples' legs and feet but also was particularly affectionate with the mother in law/owner and would go so...

  • Urban Legends About Movies
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    Urban Legends About Movies

    23 months ago

    There are a whole bunch of urban legends about motion picture films, star celebrities, strange events which (allegedly) happened on movie sets - curses to movie cast and crew members who have worked on certain films. There are even legends about...

  • Bad Argument Tactics: Ad Hominem and More
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    Bad Argument Tactics: Ad Hominem and More

    6 years ago

    Ad Hominem is a Latin phrase which means, "against the person " or "against the man ." This is a form of argument or an argument tactic that can lead to a number of detrimental effects as well as conclusions. Firstly, Ad Hominem arguments and...

  • Shadow People Series: Old Hag
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    Shadow People Series: Old Hag

    6 years ago

    The Old Woman or Old Hag shadow person is typically explained away by both paranormal enthusiasts and experts and by Scientists. The thing most people say is the cause of someone seeing the Shadow Person known as the Old Hag is: SLEEP PARALYSIS. ...

  • Archetypes: Shakespearean Archetypes in Literature
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    Archetypes: Shakespearean Archetypes in Literature

    8 years ago

    William Shakespeare (1564 (baptism, not d..o.b) - 1616) was an English playwright and poet, and some believe him to be the greatest writer in the English language and the world's most outstanding dramatist. The title, "Bard of Avon," derives from...

  • Achetypes: Willing and Unwilling Hero
    4

    Achetypes: Willing and Unwilling Hero

    6 years ago

    The archetype exists for a "Willing Hero" as a model for what features and characteristics belong to a great hero. This is not to say that a hero is perfect and without flaws (that's actually another different archetype), but that a hero fits the...

  • Ants In The Head
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    Ants In The Head

    8 years ago

    A warning was urgently mailed out over the Internet in the summer of 2009 and this email urged that people take care with food items - to store them away properly before resting so that bugs would not be attracted to areas where people sleep. ...

  • Ostension and Urban Legends
    0

    Ostension and Urban Legends

    3 years ago

    Have you ever gone Legend-Tripping?

  • The Black-Eyed Kids
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    The Black-Eyed Kids

    12 months ago

    Black Eyed Kids or Black Eyed Children. Some say they're demonic, some say they're alien hybrids. Still others say they're nothing but figments of someone's imagination, stories started in the 1990's.

  • The Clown Statue
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    The Clown Statue

    9 months ago

    Babysitting and Clowning around may not be a good combination, according to the Clown Statue urban legend...

  • Categories of Folklore
    3

    Categories of Folklore

    6 years ago

    Folklore is a term with tremendous numbers of sub-set categories. Types of oral tradition, kinds of folklore stories and narratives are just some of the considerations involved when discussing "folklore." Within the realms of folklore, you...

  • The Exploding Cactus
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    The Exploding Cactus

    6 years ago

    Image Source Location: http://www.premier-holidays.com/info/ul/Cactus%20Garden/300_lanzarote_cactus_garden_1.jpg A family went on vacation and visited Mexico for a week. While there, the mother spotted a rare and expensive cactus that was...

  • Mary Worthington
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    Mary Worthington

    5 years ago

    Some say Mary was a witch who lived two hundred years ago, executed for dabbling in the black arts. Some say she was a murderer of children but others say her own child died and she never got over it.

  • 8 Ways to Get to Werewolf Heaven
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    8 Ways to Get to Werewolf Heaven

    12 months ago

    Do you know how people become werewolves?

  • Beast of Gevaudan
    12

    Beast of Gevaudan

    19 months ago

    This might be the first reasonably documented real werewolf scenario, South Central France, mid-1700's.

  • Curse of Chief Cornstalk
    11

    Curse of Chief Cornstalk

    5 years ago

    Are strange things happening because of an old Chief's curse?

  • The Fatal Hairdo
    3

    The Fatal Hairdo

    8 years ago

    This Urban Legend will probably make you ITCHY! If not, then at least you'll be scratching your head, wondering why teens are the way they are...  Here's how the story goes: Years ago, when the beehive hairstyle was all the rage, a female...

  • Skinned Tom
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    Skinned Tom

    6 years ago

    Image Source Location: http://lh3.ggpht.com/_MyrnRTwTUFk/Srs9EW8-3RI/AAAAAAAAMYI/wtTC-9dzOx0/Lover%27s%20Lane_thumb%5B3%5D.jpg?imgmax=800 (Warning *Graphic details may bother some people) Here's how the story goes: Tom was young and attractive....

  • Buried Alive
    12

    Buried Alive

    3 years ago

    A basic human fear...

  • The Beast (Supercomputer)
    7

    The Beast (Supercomputer)

    6 years ago

    Image Source Location: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roadrunner_supercomputer_HiRes.jpg The Beast is tracking us - it started around the year 1974. Here's the Scoop: In 1974, a crisis meeting was called in Brussels, by head leaders in...

  • Michael Myers
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    Michael Myers

    4 years ago

    The story of Michael Myers plays out like urban myth - a story incomprehensible but 'true' - rather, a story almost too horrific to imagine, yet truly trapped in celluloid for all to see - time and time again...the story will never go away.

  • Aren't You Glad You Didn't Turn On The Light?
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    Aren't You Glad You Didn't Turn On The Light?

    6 years ago

    Here's how the story goes... Jenny and Michelle are college dorm-mates with very opposite personalities. While Jenny is quite the social butterfly, to be found at a variety of social gatherings, Michelle is very studious and serious, and can...

  • Kamikaze Pilots and War Myth
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    Kamikaze Pilots and War Myth

    6 years ago

    A Kamikaze pilot is commonly held to be some kind of crazed pilot whose airbourne battle skills were greatly enhanced by lack of regard for his own life. Intensely dedicated to the task of killing enemy aircraft and pilots, a Japanese 'Kamikaze'...

  • Las Vegas Human Organ Harvesting
    4

    Las Vegas Human Organ Harvesting

    5 years ago

    When you go abroad or anywhere these days, take care to protect your kidneys :)

  • Urban Legend The Dead Boyfriend
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    Urban Legend The Dead Boyfriend

    6 years ago

    Though this story has been widely circulated already, it may offend or disturb young or sensitive readers. During the late evening hours, a young couple parks at an out-of-town or otherwise very secluded lovers' lane, to do what teen couples like...

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