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Urban Legends Stories

Welcome to your hub for the creepiest recommendations, from the latest terrifying Stephen King book and bizarre underrated horror films to the most disturbing unsolved true crime cases and unsettling reports of paranormal activity. If it’s strange, unusual, or downright terrifying—we’ve got you covered.

We’re diehard fans of all things macabre and we love nothing more than sharing our odd obsessions with fellow creepy fiends. Here we unearth forgotten crimes, share true ghost stories, and pride ourselves on giving the best recommendations for terrifying books and movies. Peruse the stories below—you’re sure to find something to satiate your appetite for the uncanny.

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Trick or Treat: 6 Creepy Halloween Urban Legends

These freaky urban legends will have you staying in on All Hallows' Eve.

17 Real and Creepy Hometown Legends to Read About Tonight

These urban legends terrify locals around the world. Now they can terrify you.

The Origins Behind 9 Terrifying American Urban Legends

The next time you stop for a hitchhiker, think twice.

The Bell Witch: An All-American Haunting

In 1804, John Bell settled down for a quiet life in the country...until a sinister presence invaded his home and wreaked havoc on his family.

The Overtoun Bridge: What Makes Dogs Jump to Their Deaths?

Dozens of dogs have jumped from the same spot on the so-called “bridge of death.”

10 Scariest Paranormal Episodes of Unsolved Mysteries

As if the episodes about mysterious deaths and serial killers on the run weren’t terrifying enough...

5 Places Still Haunted by Civil War Ghosts

The ghostly echoes of America’s bloodiest war linger in these five places.

8 Creepy Urban Legends Haunting Yosemite National Park

You may want something more sturdy than a tent while you're surrounded by these legends.

5 Strange Happenings in History You’ve Never Heard About

Get ready to be freaked out by the cases of real-life vampire Mercy Brown, mummy Elmer McCurdy, a modern-day cannibal, and more.