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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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A Creepy Ride Down Jersey’s Shades of Death Road

Those who venture down this eerie roadway report restless spirits, a haunted lake, and glowing orbs of light.

A Ghost in the Room: The Haunted History of Rocky Hill Castle

Multiple spirits were said to have wandered this eerie Alabama estate, including one spectral figure who may have been caught on camera.

The Eternal Guests of General Wayne Inn

The restless spirits of fallen soldiers still linger in the halls of this historic, Pennsylvania inn from the Revolutionary War.

Who Lies Buried in the Grave of the Female Stranger?

In a quiet Virginia cemetery is a peculiar tomb that has mystified visitors for nearly two hundred years.

The Phantom Hound of Willoughby, Ohio

Ghost hunter Cathi Weber describes her first encounter with the state's most spirited canine.

Why Is Friday the 13th Considered So Unlucky?

Superstitious souls avoid air travel, driving, and playing the stock market every Friday the 13th. But where does their fear originate?

4 Freaky Cases of Skeletons Found in Unlikely Places

You never know what you’ll unearth in your own backyard…

The Legend of Bloody Mary

They say if you chant her name three times, a bloodied face will appear...

Scandal and the Supernatural: The Ghost of Henry Ward Beecher

The famed minister is said to still haunt his church in Brooklyn, where a 19th century sex scandal nearly destroyed his career.

5 Urban Legends That Will Terrify You

These creepy urban legends will have you double-locking your doors and sleeping with the lights on.

8 Haunted Libraries That Will Make You Whisper-Scream

If you're headed to one of these libraries for some peace and quiet, think again.

The Ghosts of New York: 5 Boroughs, 5 Hauntings

Get to know Gotham’s greatest ghosts, borough by borough.

The Most Haunted Hotel in Every State

Check in with these haunted hotels for a possible paranormal experience on your next trip.

Chilling Tales: “The Ghost of Old Pier’s Pub”

One couple's visit to the misty cliffs of Ireland takes a turn for the supernatural in this fictional ghost story by Alan Derosby.

10 Most Terrifying Ghost Stories and Paranormal Novels

Reader beware: These eerie tales of cursed houses and restless souls are guaranteed to terrify.

8 Spooky Movies Inspired by Real Ghost Stories

The story behind these horror flicks is as scary as the movies themselves.

Most Wanted Reading List: 10 Very Bizarre Victorian Deaths

Crushed by a coffin? Chewed alive by psychotic cats? There were plenty of weird ways to die during the 1800s. Here are 10 of the strangest Victorian deaths.

8 Creepiest Korean Urban Legends

Words of caution about plastic surgery, cockroach facials, and hailing cabs.