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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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Terrifying and Unforgettable: The Best Ghost Stories Ever Told 

From Edgar Allan Poe to Elizabeth Gaskell, this collection of stories will send shivers down your spine.

22 Terrifying True Ghost Stories and Strange Encounters

These mysterious stories of the strange and unexplainable are sure to give you chills.

13 More True Ghost Stories to Read in the Dark

These chilling, real ghost stories will freak you out.

12 Creepy Kids Books That Scarred Us for Life

These darker tales intended for children are guaranteed to give you nightmares.

The Bloody Bride of 13 Curves Road

She wanders the road at night, haunting all those who pass.

5 Horrific Urban Legends That Turned Out to Be True

These five horrifying true urban legends will have you checking under your mattress, around the attic crawlspace, and even inside your ears. Read if you dare.

The Wailing Elm of Peoria State Hospital

This historic hospital for the mentally ill holds a strange history—and an even stranger ghost story.

15 People Reveal True, Creepy Encounters That Changed Them Forever

"I will never experience anything as creepy and terrifying..."