Top 10 Creepiest Urban Legends
Urban legends are often thrilling and fictional stories passed down from generation to generation. Though some urban legends did originate from true events, as they are told rather dramatically, the story might change drastically, but most of the urban legends are completely fabricated. Here are ten of the creepiest urban legends of all time.
1. The Slit-Mouthed Woman:
This urban legend got popular from China and Japan. It is about a girl called Kuchisake-Onna who was a samurai’s wife. When she cheated on her husband with a younger and better-looking man, he found out and slit her mouth ear-to-ear in the rage with his sword. It is said that she wanders the world so that people can see the horrible scar on her face and pity her. She asks people “Am I pretty?” while wearing a mask. If you answered positively, she will unmask her face and ask you again and if you said no then she will kill you. The second time she will let you go If you say ‘Yes’ calmly, but if you say ‘Yes’ but nervously, she will slit your throat the same way. And if you say No, she will stab you to death.
2. The White Death:
This legend is about a little girl in Scotland. The girl hated life so much that she wanted to destroy every single trace of herself, so she decided to commit suicide. Shortly after her family found out what she’d done and every member of her family died only a few days later with their limbs torn apart. The story is that when someone learns about the White Death, the girl’s ghost might come and find them, and knock repeatedly on their door with each knock getting louder till they open the door. And they do, she kills them for fear that you’ll tell someone else of her existence.
3. Bloody Mary:
Bloody Mary is one of the most popular urban legends that has many variations. This legend says, if you stand in front of a mirror in a dark room with a lit candle and repeatedly chant her name she will appear. She can appear as a corpse, witch or ghost and sometimes covered in blood and she can be friendly or evil. The folklore states that the spirit might scream or curse at them and strangle them steal their soul, drink their blood, or scratch their eyes out.
Chupacabra literally means “goat-sucker” which what it did according to legends. The first sighting of Chupacabra was said to be in Puerto Rico. This deranged-looking furry and heavy creature, the size of a small bear, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail, is said to drink the blood of goats and other livestock. In the 90s, when eight sheep were found drained of blood in Puerto Rico and a few months later, a whole slew of farm animals was killed, people from many parts of the world started reporting of their livestock having two puncture wounds and zero bodily fluids. A lot of research has been done to find out if the Chupacabra was real but nothing has been proven.
5. La Llorona:
You’ve probably heard of this legend from Mexico. The story is about a mother named Maria aka La Llorona, who was abandoned by her husband and was left alone to raise her two sons. Out of anger and grief, she threw her children into a river and killed them. But she immediately regretted the impulsive act. As a punishment, she was doomed to wander for all eternity until she finds the bodies of her children. If you lurk around rivers or arroyos, you might come across her spirit or hear her. And if you do she will kill you.
6. The Goatman Of Maryland:
There are many variations of this legend. The Goatman of Maryland is a half-goat half-human creature. He has a head of a goat and the body of a human. He was once a scientist who worked in the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center and he was experimenting on goats until one experiment backfired and he became goat-like himself. He then began attacking cars with an axe, roaming the back roads of Beltsville and becoming the axe-wielding Goatman.
7. Bunny Man:
The legend of Bunny Man originated in 1970 from two incidents in Fairfax County, Virginia. Two separate people reported being threatened by an axe-wielding man in a rabbit costume. The story may vary but the most popular one says that Bunny Man is an escaped convict who goes around Virginia skinning rabbits and hanging them on Bunny Man bridge and murdering people with an axe. The bridge in Clifton became to known as the Bunny Man Bridge.
8. Killer In The Backseat:
Also known as the High Beams, this story is well-known especially around the USA and UK. The story goes like this, a woman is driving home alone at night and suddenly a car or a truck behind her start driving carelessly and flashing its high beams. As expected, she assumes he is stalking her. So she rushes home getting her car safely into the garage. But unfortunately, there was a man in her backseat with a knife the whole time, and the driver behind her had only been flashing his lights trying to frighten the knife-wielding man.
9. The Black-Eyed Children:
According to legends, the Black-Eyed Children have pale skin and black eyes and seen hitchhiking or soliciting or on doorsteps of residential homes. In 1996, Texas reporter Brian Bethel first allegedly encountered with “black-eyed kids.”
10. Slender Man:
Slender Man is a thin, unnaturally tall man with a featureless head and face and wearing a black suit. He lives in the woods and stalking, abduct or traumatize people especially children. Slender Man has gained a lot of fame with movies and different stories around him on the internet. There even have been multiple crimes attributed to Slender Man.