Latest Urban legends Stories

Doomsday 2012: NASA Debunks The Apocalyptic Prophecies
2012-11-30 10:22:17

Following misinterpretations of the Mayan calendar, doomsday seekers have been busy preparing for a front-row seat for the end of all things.

2010-08-31 09:30:00

NEW YORK, August 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "Read Me - I Am Magical" by Alinka Rutkowska is a revolution in the reading experience.

2009-09-28 07:07:33

Subliminal messaging is most effective when the message being conveyed is negative, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust.

2009-05-14 15:42:06

A New York state man who operates a blog about the Montauk Monster said a second mysterious carcass has washed up on a beach in the state. Nicky Papers, 24, proprietor of the montauk-monster.com blog, posted pictures and a video on the Internet of a mysterious four-legged carcass that appears to have a beak and bears a strong resemblance to the unidentified Montauk Monster that was found last summer on a beach near Montauk, N.Y., Newsday said Thursday. Papers said the latest carcass was...

2008-09-16 00:00:09

By Shannon Warren Perfectly nice, honest people can pass along some of the nastiest rumors. It's not out of malicious boredom, for there are plenty of interesting headlines to discuss. After all, this past week, there were accusations about an alleged sex scandal at the Mineral Management Service.

2008-07-13 12:00:32

By Eduardo Porter New York Times News Service In the 1950s, a marketing type called James Vicary caused national hysteria when he announced he could get people to buy Coca- Cola by flashing a "Drink Coke" sign on a screen so quickly that viewers couldn't tell, implanting the urge in their subconscious.

Latest Urban legends Reference Libraries

Spring Heeled Jack
2014-01-20 08:58:32

Spring-heeled Jack comes from the Victorian era of Great Britain and is part of the English folklore. Sightings were reported all over Great Britain, but most frequently in London, the Midlands, and Scotland. His name was derived from his ability to make astounding leaps and was very popular as an urban legend. He was described as being tall and thin with clawed hands, and glowing red eyes. Several reports state that he was able to spew out blue and white flames from his mouth. The...

2013-10-07 07:13:33

The chupacabra (goatsucker) is a legendary creature claimed to inhabit the Americas. The origin of the name derives from chupar “to suck” and cabra “goat,” resulting from the creature’s pattern of killing livestock, especially goats, and drinking their blood. The name was coined shortly after the first reports by comedian Silverio Perez. The origin of the chupacabra may have come from the science fiction film Species, where an eyewitness account of the chupacabra was in Puerto...

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