What are your local urban legends?
Where I'm from, Maryland, U.S., we have an urban legend about the goat-man, related to a guy who used to dress up like a rabbit and run around with an axe in the 70s (really!). What are some local urban legends from where you're from?
the one we had was sightings of a witch ... various stories involved her and her distinct feature was that her feet were pointing backwards. -Karachi, Pakistan.
I used to live in Maryland, but must've left after that legend started.
No such "legends" around my part of Cebu, Philippines, at least that I understand (and I'm still learning the local language -- Cebuano).
When I was growing up in a small town in Arkansas, a lady used to roam the streets aimlessly from dawn to dusk. If I ever learned her full name, I've long forgotten it, but she was called "Walkin' Sally". The tale went that her son was killed in WWII and that she roamed the streets looking for him. This lady obviously was mentally disburbed, but she was deemed harmless, and she was in no danger in this small town, so her walks went on until she died. After I grew up and studied folklore in college, I learned that this was a common urban legend. Either there were many towns where women walked to find their lost loved ones, or nobody really knew why Sally walked.
by Ishwaryaa Dhandapani4 years ago
Do you believe in urban legends?
by Melody Trent5 years ago
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by Hokey7 years ago
What stories do you have to share? I'll start.The Great Molasses Flood of 1919. On January 15, 1919, a tank of molasses flooded the streets of Boston, Massachusetts after exploding when temperatures reached 46 degrees....
by fierycj8 years ago
Anyone have any urban legends based on where they're from? I just wrote a hub about some from my part of the world, and in that spirit, I like to know about other urban legends from your part of the world!
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