Favorite urban legend?

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  1. heartattack4444 profile image60
    heartattack4444posted 8 years ago

    Mine's gotta be of the woman who wore a blood-red choker around her neck at all times.  She was arranged to marry a young man, and he soon became intrigued by the choker, because he had never seen her without it, not even when going to bed or to bathe.  Finally one night his curiosity got the best of him.  He crept up behind her at dinner and quickly removed the choker.  Her head fell off--the choker had been the only thing that had been keeping it attached to her neck.

    Any other favorites? big_smile

    1. Mitch Rapp profile image60
      Mitch Rappposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That was from a Frankenstein movie.

      1. heartattack4444 profile image60
        heartattack4444posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Are you serious???  Wow I feel dumb XD  An old friend told me it was an urban legend, sorry :X

        1. mythbuster profile image80
          mythbusterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          No need to feel dumb, heartattack4444

          What you heard was an urban legend...

          Media source isn't that important... the version you heard, if it was told as an oral tale - is an urban legend.

          We "lift" things from newspapers, movies and all sorts of things. As soon as we "tell the story" and pass it on, our words become urban legend in many cases. This is what makes urban legends and cultural lore so interesting to listen to and study... the legends "morph" all the time.

  2. rosariomontenegro profile image69
    rosariomontenegroposted 8 years ago

    I didn't know that was an urban legend.
    I know an older version of it.
    They say it really happened some centuries ago.
    Raymond de Lusignan, a noble young man from Poitou, France, married a wonderful woman that he found in the heart of the forest, coming back from a hunting day. She made him swear that he would never try to see her on Saturdays, that he should never ask her about her origins. If he did so, she would give him children and wealth, more than he could imagine.
    For many years he complied with his wife's wishes. They had a lot of children. She had an uncanny gift for building castles and churches and he made the family very wealthy and powerful indeed.
    But one day, because I don't remember what jealousy spell, Raymond drilled a hole in the door of the chamber where his wife secluded herself every Saturday. And he saw an amazing display: she was diving and playing inside a huge pool, splashing water all around her, wonderfully beautiful, but from her hips down she was a huge, powerful serpent.
    Never again he was able to see her as a woman. She left her family and only returned in centuries to come when one of her numerous descendants was going to die.
    I heard of a woman, living nowadays, that belongs to the Lusignan family and firmly believes that she comes from the blood of that naga, the fée Mélusine.

 
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