10 Terrifying Urban Legends That Turned Out To Be True
This is the incident that inspired the movie Urban Legend. If waking up with a body organ missing is your biggest nightmare, this story is not for you.
In India, back in 1998, three surgeons working with several accomplices were charged with removing the organs from potential job applicants to sell them off in the black market.
Yes, this actually happened.
#9 Dead Body Under You Mattress
After reading this real life incident, you will always check your mattress up and down before going to bed.
In hotels at places like Las Vegas, Pasadena and Kansas City, workers and cleaners have actually found dead bodies under the mattress on several occasions. Let's just not get into how those bodies reached there.
Keep reading ahead to know about more such real life nightmares.
#8 The Eggs Of A Bug In Your Ear
I still can't let a bug fly around me because I am scared that It'll enter my ear and damage it. This story just proves that my fear is right.
In 2013, a young English woman from Derby began to experience intense headaches and fluid discharge from her ear canal after returning from a vacation in Peru. An X Ray report stunned everyone. Doctors said that she had a colony of flesh-eating maggots stuck in her ear canal.
The scary part here is that the pest had buried 12mm deep, and doctors were concerned at just how close they were to her brain. Somehow she survived.
#7 Black Water From The Taps
If ever you suddenly notice that the color of the water running in your pipeline is black, will you freak out? Well, you should!
Even this nightmare turned out to be true. In 2013, guests at Ceicl Hotel in LA started complaining about the taste and the color of the water. Later in the research, the body of Canadian tourist, Elisa Lam, was found in the water tank of the Cecil Hotel that ruined the water. No one could ever deduce how she became trapped in the tower.
#6 Body Rolled Up in A Carpet
Three students studying in the university of Columbia Found a dead body rolled up in a carpet in the year 1984.
The students had found a nice looking rug in the Morningside Heights area of New York City and decided to take it back along with them to their dome. On unrolling it, they found the dead body of a black male in his mid 20's.
#5 The scary Green Man
If you think that the story of a scary green man is fictional, you are wrong. There actually lived a scary green man in Pennsylvania. The Green Man was actually a man named Raymond Robinson. He was horribly disfigured after being struck by a power line when he was eight-years-old.
This man was so unfortunate that later he also lost his eyes, nose, ear, an arm and also his skin turned into green hue. He would walk the roads at night as it was the only time he could be outside without frightening the entire town.
#4 Returning To Life After Freezing
A woman froze to death and later melted back to life. Sounds weird, right?
The year was 1981 and the place was North Dakota. A woman named Jean Hilliard froze to death in -22 degrees but was later brought back to life. No doctor could ever justify this incident. Weird things do happen!
#3 Real Mummy in the Funhouse
The best thing about a carnival is it's haunted house or fun house. If you are new to the setting, your friends would often try to scare you by saying that mummies in there were real dead bodies.
But this isn't exactly false, at least in this incident. In 1976, crew members of The Six Million Dollar Man found a human corpse inside a funhouse while setting up a carnival scene. It is said that the body is of Elmer McCurdy. He was killed by a gunshot while trying to rob a train back in 1911. No one has any idea till date about how the body entered the carnival.
#2 A Murder behind The books
In 1969, Betsy Aardsma was quietly killed in the Library just meters away from students and staff in the Penn State University. The investigation stated that her blood was disguised by her red dress.
#1 Consumed Alive By Starving Pigs
An Oregon farmer was eaten alive by a few starving pigs. He actually ventured out into the barn to feed the animals and was never seen again. The pigs ate all of Garner only leaving his dentures and a few scraps of his shirt behind. Can't even imagine this.
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