The Bunny Man legend has made its way through many states in the nation, but most people still don’t know how it started. Who was the “Bunny Man?” This staple of urban myth is a common tale in my state of Virginia. As a matter of fact, the Bunny ManRead More →

“The Hook” is one of the oldest urban legends that retained its popularity. It’s often dismissed as a method parents’ use to keep kids from having “fun,” but does it serve a practical purpose? Do the roots of this story really stem from fiction? The tale has two common forms:Read More →

Gloomy Sunday is often subtitled the, “Hungarian Suicide Song,” but is this a marketing ploy, or something more? This song has been blamed for at least 19 suicides. Accusing music of foul influence is not new. Songs have been maligned for as long as we’ve had music. Centuries before theRead More →

Did hear about the cursed video tape that will kill you in seven days? Supernatural movie fans will remember the blockbuster The Ring, which starred Naomi Watts as a no-nonsense journalist named Rachel. This 2001 movie broke the barriers between Eastern and Western supernatural thrillers, and created a strong EasternRead More →

The Chimera House is the term for an incredibly common phenomenon. It’s also called the “13 Floor house” and the “Money Back Haunted House.”   The Standard Legend My cousin’s best friend had some distant family who disappeared. They went out last Halloween, to the abandoned factory on Sixth Street.Read More →

Christine is one of Stephen King’s most popular novels. It was made into a major motion picture in 1983. The story follows a young man who discovers his car has a life of its own. Not only is it sentient, it’s evil, and offers him the power to do whatRead More →

This case is relatively current, yet is destined to become the basis of an urban legend. In an age of crime dramas, forensic documentaries, and entire television channels devoted to investigation, the murder of Hugues de la Plaza continues to baffle, confuse, and confound. Hugues da la Plaza, a 37-year-oldRead More →

Do these tiny candies bring about delicious doom? The legend behind “pop rocks,” candy is as large as its fan base. So, did “Mikey,” from the LIFE cereal commercials, really die from it? “Pop rocks,” is candy of legend. Rumors of fatalities linked to this confectionary have traveled for decades.Read More →