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Myths and Legends

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1.4m views20 Stories That Sound Like Urban Legends, But Are (Mostly) TrueHave you heard the urban legend about the spiders that exploded out of the banana? How about the story of kids finding drugs mixed...
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16.2k votersThe Biggest Historical Myths That People Think Are FactDid Edison actually invent the light bulb? Did Vikings really wear those silly hats? Did Catherine the Great truly die in a compro...
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795.3k viewsScary Urban Legends You Didn't Realize Are Based On Real StoriesHumankind has been passing along legends and folklore since we’ve been able to communicate. The good news is, while many contain k...
Pop Culture
9.7k votersThe Creepiest Japanese Urban Legends To Keep You Up At NightThere are so many scary urban legends from Japan. The country has a rich history of ghost stories. Yūrei, similar to ghosts in Wes...
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840 votersThings We Grew Up Thinking Were True That Are Actually MythsMany old wives' tales and myths have become "facts" over the years. For instance, you've likely heard you can sweat out toxins (no...
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934.4k viewsPeople Describe The Creepiest Urban LegendsNo matter which corner of the country you call home, chances are you're familiar with one or two local urban legends. But can your...
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1.2k votersThese 10 Creepy Cases Prove Paranormal Research Isn't Always A 'Pseudo-Science'If you've ever fallen down a Wikipedia clickhole while searching for creepy legends —  ingesting page after page of ancient eerine...
4.8k voters16 Super Bizarre Eastern European Myths And Legends To Keep You Up At NightEastern European myths are all about creepy creatures. Everyone knows that we have Romania to thank for vampire myths, but what ab...
Entertainment
20.4k voters13 Movie Myths That Are Making Us All DumberFor all the pitfalls and problems with the movie industry, it is undoubtedly true that films provide plenty of benefits. A little ...
Entertainment
50.8k viewsThe Original Folktales And Urban Legends That Inspired ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’Adapted into a movie by Guillermo del Toro and André Øvredal in 2019, Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books tra...
Chinese History
6.5k votersCreepy Chinese Legends And MythsChina has a rich history of folklore and mythology, including creepy myths. Much of Chinese mythology focuses on ghosts and demons...
Strange True Stories
15.7k votersCreepy Urban Legends About HitchhikersWhen it comes to local lore, it seems like every town has its share of hitchhiking urban legends. There's either a certain road wh...
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6.7k votersThe Most Terrifying Russian Urban Legends And Ghost StoriesRussia's cold, desolate atmosphere is the perfect setting for a lot of creepy phenomena and Russian urban legends. Whether it's a ...
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2.6k votersMyths You Always Believed That Are Actually 100% FalseModern humans have access to more information than ever, yet there are still plenty of things you believe that aren't true. Even w...
Korean Entertainment
386.4k viewsThe 17 Creepiest Korean Urban LegendsKorean urban legends get pretty wild, if you let yourself fall down the rabbit hole. Sure, there are some silly, innocuous, supers...
Weird
14.3k viewsWhy Does The Lincoln-Kennedy Urban Legend Persist Decades After It Was Disproved?
Asia
2.7k votersThe Creepiest Japanese Monsters & Demons (and the Stories Behind Them)Japanese lore is dense with yokai, supernatural beings that come in many forms. These creatures - call them demons - might be mons...
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5.2k votersThe Scariest Sea Monsters From Legends Around The WorldLegends about sea monsters have haunted communities across the globe for centuries. Mythical sea creatures have been characterized...
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91.3k viewsPeople Describe the Creepiest Urban Legends from Their HometownsSharing creepy stories and urban legends is one of life’s simple pleasures, and Reddit has become the online campfire for users al...
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222.6k viewsHaunting Facts About Japan's "Suicide Forest"Japan's Aokigahara Forest is better known as the "Suicide Forest." The reasons why it sees so many people take their lives are com...