Urban legends & folklore have been in existence since man began storytelling.
Many of them may have a basis of truth, but it’s so far buried in embellishments as the story is circulated that it’s hard to distinguish fact from fiction. Others are so engrained in our history that they’re considered accurate accounts of actual events.
You know the story. THAT STORY. Where everyone heard it from a friend of a friend and they are pretty sure there’s some truth to it because their cousin saw something when they were in 9th grade and then so and so’s Dad saw this light on the water in 1972 and there was that one time the barn down the road just up and vanished and showed up two days later somewhere else…
And that’s pretty much how it goes. I’m sure everyone reading this blog has a story from where they grew up, or a tale told on the playground on a stormy day at recess in elementary school. Or they heard something from a friend of a friend…
These are the stories we love. Told by ”the people they happened to”.
These stories must be true. After all, this is the internet.
You can’t put anything on the internet that isn’t true. Everyone knows that.
Urban Legend: A humorous/horrific story or piece of information circulated as though true, especially one purporting to involve someone vaguely related or known to the teller.Folklore: The traditional beliefs, customs, and stories of a community, passed through the generations by word of mouth.A body of popular myth and beliefs relating to a particular place, activity, or group of people.Creepypasta: Essentially internet horror stories, passed around on forums and other sites to disturb and frighten readers. The name “Creepypasta” comes from the word “copypasta“, an internet slang term for a block of text that gets copied and pasted over and over again from website to website.Creepy stories that float around on the Interwebs.
Kate: I heard that if you say “Bloody Mary” 3 times into a mirror, a hook will appear on your car door.
Rob: No, dude. That’s just some creepypasta.
In March of 2013 I published the URBAN LEGENDS page here on BBB with the intention of posting re-imaginings of some great urban legends. With a little help, and some added Griz-tion, it was off to a good start!
Then the inevitable happened. Life. Stuff. Things.
It’s time to inject some new life
into this project!
Email your nightmare inducing stories to firstname.lastname@example.org with URBAN LEGENDS in the subject line, and attach any pictures you would like to be included in the post.