October Frights!!!

Urban Legends

Its that time of year again, time to dive into all things Halloween. Urban legends have been around for hundreds of years. An urban legend is a form of modern folklore. It usually consists of fictional stories that are presented as true. Most urban legends are passed down from generation to generation. Continue reading to find out more about these eerie tales.

Every state has one of these spooky tales believe it or not, and i'm going to tell you about a few of them. In Brazil Indiana, there is an old cemetery that contains gravestones from the 1860's. The legend states that at midnight, if you count each step as you climb, and IF you reach the top, an undertaker will show you a vision of your death. Then as you climb down if you count the same amount of steps then that vision is true.

Many people have tried to outsmart the legend and walk up the hill beside the steps, but some say an unknown force pushed them to the ground. Speaking of getting pushed, in a town in Kansas, a legend of an old farmer in Alma refused to sell his land to the city to build a new cemetery. Eventually someone was tired of waiting for him to sell his land and pushed him into his well. Eventually someone said there was a horrible smell coming from the well, it was investigated and they found it to be empty so they boarded it up.

Legend has it that if you sit upon the well you will mysteriously go missing. Also along those lines, in South Dakota a legend of a 7 foot tall man is supposed to appear on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation at night. Trying to convince kids to commit suicide. Whether this man is real or not, something tragic is going on at the reservation. From December 2014 to May 2015, there were 103 suicide attempts at Pine Ridge.

These legends have been around for a long time and they will continue to live on throughout the years. Every year new urban legends surface and nobody knows whether to believe these tales of not, but, they are certainly interesting to read about. Some of these stories can be believable and others… not so much. None the less they will continue to be popular and continue to spook people out for many more years to come.

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