These Urban Legends: Not the Typical Bloody-Mary-Type

Urban legends are stories might have a truth to it that have been weaved and repeated until it passed as a myth.  The favorite urban legends are stories with horrors into it.

Here are a compilation of urban legends from around the world.

SESAME SEEDS BATH TREATMENT

She attempted to pull the sesame seeds growing from her pores (koreabridge.net).

This urban legend is from South Korea about a girl who would try anything just to be beautiful. She heard about a new beauty treatment using sesame seeds in bath water. She decided to give it a try and in order to fully gain the beauty benefit, she soak herself too long more than the recommended hours for the sesame bath treatment.

Her mother got worried when she did not come out from the bathroom. Her mother opted to force open the door and shocked to find her daughter in the corner attempting to remove the sesame seeds buried in her pores with roots growing from her skin.

HELLO KITTY MURDER

The victim had her head sewn inside a Hello Kitty doll (youtube grab).

A 1999 Hong Kong abduction of this 23-year-old woman by 3 men, held captive for a month and tortured relentlessly every day. In the end she died, her body was chopped up and disposed with the trash – her head sewn inside a Hello Kitty doll which became a press icon for the case.

A 13-year-old girlfriend of one of the culprits complained to the police that the ghost of the murdered woman visited her frequently – and upon checking CCTV the police noticed ghostly female forms wandering the streets – the criminals were given life sentences.

BLACK VOLGA

The black Volga car is also known as the death car (hauntedvehicles)

Urban Legend of Poland about a black Volga car in the 1960s purportedly driven by kidnappers looking to steal children and young girls for sexual pleasures. Nowadays people have claimed this black Volga to be driven by priests, vampires or even Satan himself. The car is referred to as The Death Car.

MIDNIGHT BUS

Ghosts boarded the midnight bus (autostraddle).

A Chinese man boarded a bus at midnight. The bus was empty except for an old man. After a while, two more passengers entered the bus and sat down. The old man shouted and accused the earlier passenger of stealing his wallet. The man, confused, denied the accusations.

The old man told the driver to stop so that they can go to the police station. After they get off the bus, the old man explained that he needed to do it to save their lives. He claimed he saw the other two passengers had been floating – that they were ghosts.

The next day, the midnight bus was finally found. All inside were dead, and the petrol tank filled with blood.

EL SILBÓN

El Silbón was a young man who murdered his father (deviant art).

 

“The Whistler” is a terrifying character in Venezuelan folklore. According to legend, the ghost is a black-hearted young man who murdered his father in cold blood and devoured his organs.

El Silbón is now doomed to wander the earth as a lost soul, lugging a bag filled with his father’s bones. The Whistler gets his name from the eerie, bone-chilling whistling sound he emits.

Beware: When the whistling sounds far away, El Silbón is actually nearby. Some people barely notice the seemingly long-distant music…and when they do, it’s usually too late.

FLASHED FROM BEHIND

He was flashing his lights to save her life (auto-types).

A college student was traveling home from school. As she entered one particularly long, dark stretch of forest, a car that had been following her suddenly raced up close, and the driver flashed his lights. She accelerated in order to pull away, but the car kept pace and again flashed his lights. She accelerated again, but the car behind her kept up and continued flashing his lights.

Within moments, the student saw flashing blue lights from an approaching police car. She pulled over to the shoulder and so did the car behind her. She watched as the police car pulled up behind them both.

The officer quickly exited his car, and then raced towards her. The officer pulled her quickly from the car and before she could ask what was happening he ran back to the car, and with his gun drawn, opened the back door and shouted, “Get out of the car slowly with your hands in the air.”

As the college student watched, a large man holding a knife got out of the back seat of her car. As he was being handcuffed, the man who had been following her told the college student that he was flashing his lights every time the man would rise up from the back seat to stab her.

SHIPYARD WORKERS WARNED OF DISASTER

The submerged Titanic (youtube grab).

Although the Titanic was an English ship, she was built in Ireland. When the hull numbers were painted onto the ship, the Catholic crew stared in disbelief at the reflection the numbers made on a piece of metal in the shipyard. The numbers, when read backwards in the reflection, appeared to spell the words NO POPE.

They quickly warned their supervisors that the ship was cursed, for the devil had put his stamp on the numbers, but they were laughed at and told to get back to work. Later, they wished they’d been more persuasive.

THE SMALL WOMAN IN GREY

The woman in gray stole milk to keep her baby alive (youtube grab).

This story is centered on a general store in a small town. Two gentlemen who ran the store one day had the monotony of their daily chores interrupted by a woman who, dressed all in grey, entered the store, picked up a glass container of milk from the dairy case, and then promptly walked out the door. Frozen for a few moments by the audacity of this woman, the two men finally collected their wits and dashed out the door after her, but she was already gone. Two days later, the incident occurred a second time.

The third time, the men were prepared. When she entered the store, they watched as she picked up the container of milk and again walked out the door. This time they raced after her, chased her down the street, and finally down a dirt path at the edge of town where they lost sight of her.

However, upon further exploration, the two men discovered an old cemetery where they could hear a baby’s cry coming from the ground in front of a gravestone and a fresh grave site of a mother and infant who were recently buried together.

The men found shovels and quickly unburied the coffin, the crying becoming clearer as they dug. Finally, opening the coffin, they discovered the same small woman in grey they had spotted in the store, only here she was dead. In her arms were a live, crying infant and three empty containers of milk. The child was inadvertently buried alive, and the spirit of the mother had kept the baby alive for several days until she was found.

THE LEGENDS OF HELL TOWN

The town sit in the middle of the woods quietly decaying (theghostinmytimemachine).

Of all the urban legends in Ohio, tales of Hell Town seem to be the most prevalent. The area known as Hell Town was once known as Boston Mills.

The area was bought out by the US government to make way for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The residents were not happy with the situation, but they were given no choice in the matter. Once they had vacated the town, the government officially closed the area. The buildings were occasionally set afire and used to train new firemen, and the once thriving town took on the appearance of a burned out ghost town.

According to people in the area, the town’s remains still lie within the park, and hikers occasionally come upon the area during their walks. The town must certainly look spooky just sitting in the middle of the woods quietly decaying, so it’s easy to see how so many stories have sprung up about “Hell Town.”

Source: Planet Dolan Remezcla  Love to Know

Further Reading

Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

The Book of Urban Legends

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