Do You Believe In Urban Legends? Well You Will After You Read These 21 Horrific Tales That Are True!
Kuchisake-Onna means "Slit-Mouthed Woman" and is one of the famous Japanese urban legends till date. The legend goes that there was once a samurai whose wife cheated on him. When the Samurai found out, he slit her face from ear to ear.(Like who cheats on a samurai of all?!Duh.)
And the wife returned as a malicious spirit who wanders around the Nagasaki Prefecture wearing a surgical masking asking people if she looks pretty before killing them. Recent rumors are that someone angered the spirit and it followed them all the way to South Korea!
#20 Black-Eyed Children
The famous line that everyone thinks about when one hears about this urban legend is "Let us in".
Brian Bethel is a journalist who has strongly started to believe in this legend after being approached by two children with black irises who asked him to "let them in his car" in late 1990s at Abilene, Texas.
Don't you dare let them in! They might seem scared and panicky but trust me you don't want them inside. Look for the black eyes!
#19 Slender Man
Slender Man is a famous children urban legend. He appears as a man with extremely long arms and legs with claw like figures. He wears a black suit and targets unsuspecting children.
Many believe that the Slender man has existed for many centuries now taking on different appearances and avatars.
#18 Elisa Day
Medieval legend talks about a beautiful girl with red hair named Elisa Day, who fell in love with a man. One day by the river, he hit her in the head with a rock, killing her and sending her off into the river with a rose. People claim to see her ghost by that same river with blood running down her face and a single, red rose in her hand.
#17 The White Death
The white death tells the story of a girl who killed herself. Strangely enough, her family all died shortly after, too. People claim if you talk about her death, she will come knocking on your door louder and louder until you answer and then kills you because she does not want to have any trace of life whatsoever.
There even a poem(sorta) about her-"She knocks once for you skin, which she'll use to patch her own decaying flesh. Twice for your hair, which she'll gnash between her teeth. Three times for your bones, which she'll fashion into clubs. Four times for your heart, which she'll tear out of your chest. Five times for your teeth, which she'll polish and keep in a box. Six times for your eyes, which she'll pluck out one by one. Seven times for your soul, which she'll swallow whole."
#16 The Cooper Family
This urban legend is as real as they come (and there is a picture to prove it). After moving into their new house, the family decided to take some photographs, but a shadowy, hanging body appeared in their prints.
#15 Cedar Senai Hospital
In June 1972, a woman appeared in Cedar Senai hospital in nothing but a white, blood-covered gown but that wasn't what scared the people. It was her face. Her face was as flawless as a mannequins, devoid of eyebrows and smeared in make-up.
She let herself be admitted to the hospital but later snapped and killed two nurses before escaping from the hospital.
#14 Killing For Fat
In 2009, it was discovered the people were being murdered and were used for extracting their fat because it was being used by cult leaders. They used the fat to make candles for satanic rituals.
#13 Charlie Noonan
A man named Charlie Noonan went traveling across the panhandle in search of a creature that disguised himself as a woman. He was never seen or heard from again, but when his camera was found, this was the only picture on the roll.
#12 The Bunny Man
The Bunny Man is a popular urban legend in Fairfax County, Louisiana. It all started in 1970, and although there are several variations of the story, they all include a killer in a bunny costume with an axe. The Colchester Overpass is even known as Bunny Man Bridge.
#11 Creepy Halloween Murder
In 1962, on Halloween night in a small town on the east coast, a man wearing a black mask went to a costume party. He locked all of the doors and stabbed everyone to death.
#10 Roll Out The Red Carpet
Upon arriving home, three Columbia University students discovered a cheap rug in their dumpster. They unrolled it thinking they might have scored on a great decoration piece, but there was a dead body with two bullet holes in his head.
#9 Happy Halloween
In 2005, a woman hung herself from a tree off of a busy Delaware road. Because Halloween was approaching, many locals thought it was nothing more than a decoration until they realized her body was still warm and called the cops.
#8 Bon Appetite
Chef David Viens got into an argument with his wife, so he duct-taped her up and left her alone. The next morning, he found her dead body and, in an attempt to destroy the evidence, he cooked her entire body in a massively large pot for four days.
#7 Don't Forget Your Mask
There is an island off of Peru with an active volcano. All of the residents are forced to wear surgical masks in order to protect themselves from ash, dust, and other airborne particles.
#6 The Russian's Skin
Legend has it that a Russian man traveled into the wilderness after a night of drinking. He was completely bare before stumbling to his death. Somehow, his skin was shaved off his body in an unnatural manner that no man or beast could create.
#5 Don't Go Into The Woods
In the late 60s, 27 dead bodies were discovered in the woods in a rural town of Iowa. The local police and the FBI still have no clues as to a killer or a motive.
#4 Rochelle Harris
Rochelle Harris was a British national who went on a South American adventure. After returning home, she complained of a strange discharge from her ear when her doctor realized a mass of maggots feeding on her flesh. A screwworm fly laid eggs into her ear canal.
#3 Naseem Mohammad
What is, even more, scarier than clowns? The urban legend of waking up in a tub filled with ice after drinking, which happened to Naseem Mohammad. From 2000-2008, 500 Indians were caught in an illegal kidney-transplant ring.
#2 Michelina Lewandowska
In 2011, Michelina Lewandowska was buried alive, but not by accident. Her boyfriend tasered her, tied her up, and buried her in a box, but she used her engagement ring to cut the tape and escape.
#1 The Buckley Children
The Buckley children, Susan and John, wanted to create some Halloween decorations and decided to decapitate their mother. Once the neighborhood kids discovered the murder and called the police, the Buckley children were long gone.
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