Urban Legends isn’t just for the Halloween season, but it makes it even more exciting once the seasonal blues roll in. From the sunny beaches of California to the thick forests of New York, every state in the United States has its own urban legend – an urban legend. The big question here is, “Which is the scariest of them all?”
We researched all the creepy urban legends from every state and picked our top ten awesome tales. Light some candles and cover the mirrors. We’re going to debunk America’s most disturbing urban legend. If you are staying in one of these states, be sure to recite your prayers and sleep with all the lights on.
10 Alaska: Transformers Kushtaka
Less well known than the Bermuda Triangle is the Alaska Triangle, which connects Anchorage, Juneau, and Barrow. The Alaskan Triangle has been responsible for many of the disappearances.
Urban legend says that mysterious predators inhabit this triangle. The original Tlingit tribe called them “Kushtaka”, who resembled a half man and half otter. Whether you’re hunting or hiking, this Kushtaka will draw you deep into the jungle before it rips you to pieces and consumes your soul.
9 Missouri: Momo the beast
First seen in 1972 amid the dense forests of rural Missouri, the Momo Monster is a hidden urban legend resembling Bigfoot. the difference? The Momo Monster, or Missouri monster, is said to have a huge pumpkin-shaped head and thick black fur that covers its entire body except for its glowing orange eyes. Standing 7 feet tall, this urban legend is said to emit a foul odor. Whether it’s a cute giant Momo or a bloodthirsty boss, we’d prefer not to venture any deeper to find out.
8 New York: Cropsey
The image of a fugitive mental patient with a hand hook is as horrific as it sounds. Legend has it that Cropsey would kidnap the children and drag them into the underground tunnels under the abandoned asylum. Using his hook, he was satisfying his murderous desires.
Tragically, this urban legend has proven true. It was the school janitor, Andre Rand It was revealed that he was killed (at least) one of the school’s disabled children who has been abused. Rand is still alive in prison today.
7 Georgia: Lake Lanier Ghost Town
The vast Lanier Lake has a dark past that will keep your feet on the ground. According to urban legend, there was a town here once but in the 1950s the government ordered them to relocate in order to build Lake Lanier. Unfortunately, they had trouble removing all the bodies from the tombs. Many bodies still remain under the lake.
Besides being pulled underwater by the limbs of hardened corpses, there is another story that haunts the lake. Two women driving on the Lanier Bridge crashed into the lake. Their bodies were not found until decades later, and their fingers are missing. Before they were found, many reported seeing a woman dressed in blue walking on the bridge without hands.
6 New Jersey: Jersey Devil
The origin of the Jersey Devil is believed to have originated hundreds of years ago when Mrs. Leeds discovered she was pregnant with her thirteenth child. She shouted in disgust, “Let it be the devil!” Well, he was a demon. At birth, the Jersey Devil was born, screaming at night before flying away.
The Jersey Devil is believed to resemble a kangaroo sent from Hell. With the face of a horse, the head of a dog, and the horns and wings of a bat, the Jersey Devil would be a frightening sight to behold.
5 Pennsylvania: Seven Gates of Hell
Deep in the woods of York County, Pennsylvania, are supposed to be the Seven Gates of Hell. Many believed that the depths of the forest were a sanctuary that kept them away from society, surrounded by seven gates. After a massive fire broke out with no local firefighters to help, the prisoners were trapped inside the gates and burned alive. Those who survived would continue to chase and kill those in the neighboring towns.
Pennsylvania urban legend claims that no one can get past the fifth gate. However, if you are to pass the seventh, you will find the Gate of Hell.
4 Louisiana: The Grandch
Along the Grande Road, deep in the Gulf of Louisiana, is said to be a group of dangerous albinos who have evolved after generations of isolation. Now, many are warning that if you are driving on this road, never get out of your car because you could be a victim of Grunch.
Meanwhile, if you’re driving on Granch Street and you see a helpless goat in the middle of the road, keep driving. The Grunch creatures are said to use goats to trick you out of your car and drain your blood.
3 Massachusetts: Husack Tunnel “Bloody Hole”
After the mining tragedy, Massachusetts residents now refer to the Husack Tunnel as the “Bloody Hole.” The tunnel that also took more than twenty years to build Killed nearly 200 men in processing. In 1867, a deadly explosion erupted inside the tunnel and trapped thirteen people, who died. The miners actually survived the explosion, trying to escape. Although a raft was successfully built, poisonous gases eventually took their lives. Now, many believe that forgotten miners still haunt the tunnel to this day.
2 California: Char Man
Now, the urban legend of Char-Man is just as grim and bloody as it gets. In 1948, a father and son suffered a horrific burn after their house was burnt down but they survived. Unfortunately, the son was not able to cope with the shock and killed his father.
Since the house was destroyed, the authorities thought the son was dead, but now Char-Man is still wandering in the woods. Just outside the Ojai, Char-Man will chase the camp before killing them.
1 Virginia: Bunny Man
After a bus full of insane asylum patients crashes, the authorities manage to locate all of the prisoners except for the Bunny Man. After surviving in the woods while jogging, he would eat rabbits. However, he soon turned to human flesh. While some say it kills with an axe, others say you can watch the red lights in the woods at night. If you see red lights, your body will be seen hanging from the nearby bridge.
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