#1
In my hometown, I grew up hearing several different urban legends, everything from haunted houses and monsters in the woods to stories about creepy neighbors. One that sticks in my mind even to this day was about the middle school I attended. Supposedly, a teacher hung himself from a basketball goal in the gym after his wife filed for divorce. This was later confirmed by a friend's mom who was a teacher for the school system. Rumor has it, that weird stuff goes down in the school at night, especially the gym. High turnover of janitorial staff eventually led to a rule against staff being in the building alone after hours.

Tell me about urban legends from your town!
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IT teacher was a paedo
dirtbag ballet by the bins down the alley
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#3
Sorry I thought this said 100% definite true facts about yuor area
dirtbag ballet by the bins down the alley
as i walk through the chalet of the shadow of death
everything that you've come to expect


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Sorry I thought this said 100% definite true facts about yuor area

Could be fact or just rumor. On a side note, my middle school IT teacher was a mega creeper as well. Had a fondness for busty middle school girls...
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Married gym teacher went to jail for statutory rape of a 15 year old girl. Also philosophy teacher who got in after I graduated high school was part of a child pornography ring.
#7
There was one at the grocery store I used to work at. Supposedly an employee killed himself years ago by sticking his head into the band saw in the butcher shop. Never did find out if that was true or not.


EDIT: Holy shit it was true http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-01-11/news/9401110190_1_meat-market-niles-police-man
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Back up in my hometown, there's a Catholic College that has a creepy af legend called the Faceless Nun.

Straight from the Wikipedia article ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Mary-of-the-Woods_College#Campus_folklore ):

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has its share of ghostly and urban legends. The most famous is the Faceless Nun.[10] It is said that one of the Sisters had a talent for painting portraits. Her method of painting was to always paint every detail of the portrait, taking her time for days and weeks, and saving the face for last. She always insisted that the face was the most important part and required the most attention. She would spend countless hours working on every detail of the face of her subject. Once she started on the portrait's face, she would devote her entire time to it until perfection was reached.

The time came when she chose to do a self-portrait. Again, she took her time working on every detail but the face. Just before the time arrived for her to begin working on the face of her self-portrait, she fell ill. She was rushed to the infirmary, but they could find nothing wrong with her. She mysteriously died with her portrait unfinished. Not long after her death, the sightings began. Another Sister heard sobbing coming from the room that held the unfinished painting. Curious, the Sister entered the room and saw the back of a nun crying in front of the portrait. When the Sister went to comfort the sobbing nun, she turned and saw there was nothing but darkness where the woman's face should have been. Sightings persisted time and again from a number of different sources.


Then there's the Legend of Stiffy Green. From http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/3637

John G. Heinhl died in 1921, and the story goes that his loyal pet, a bulldog, refused to leave him -- even after Heinhl was placed in the family mausoleum at Highland Lawn Cemetery. The dog snarled at all who approached, and stood sentinel until one day, when Heinhl's widow found him dead. The bulldog was stuffed, green glass eyes added, and placed inside the mausoleum, visible through the entrance grate.

The truth is that the dog had been a concrete statue that stood on the front porch of the Heinhl's home until Mr. Heinhl passed away. Over the decades, the Heinhl mausoleum became a favorite rendezvous for dating teenagers, who would shine flashlights through its glass doors to see the dog's glowing eyes. They called him "Stiffy Green," and a legend grew that he had been a noble dog.

Several more decades passed. Teenagers in the 1980s, no longer interested in legends nor satisfied with flashlights, fired bullets into the Heinhl crypt and blew out one of Stiffy's eyes.Stiffy was removed from the mausoleum for safekeeping in mid-1980s.

The Terre Haute Lion's Club, sensing a useful public service opportunity, built a life-size replica of the Heinhl mausoleum inside the County Historical Museum, and Stiffy was moved into it in 1989. He has been there ever since, safe to confuse yet another generation of Hoosiers and to grace the museum's most popular sweatshirt.

Terre Hautians who grew up with the legend kept writing to tell us Stiffy Green was a real dog, so we checked with Marylee Hagan, Executive Director of the Vigo County Historical Society: "Stiffy never was a real dog, he was, in fact, a cement fellow who adorned the front porch of the Heinel household and a favorite of Mr. Heinel's. After the vandalism of the mausoleum, the family gave him to the Vigo County Historical Society for safe keeping. He resides in our lower level in the replica of the family mausoleum. Of course, the legend is a fun story of loyalty and we let visitors make up their own minds about what is true and not true about the story."
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There is a legend in my town that UG isnt shit but nobody had been able to verify.
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well yeah I heard that the last guy that tried went insane and is now being considered for MOD here in the Pit. of course there is also a legend that says that hell is being stuck here in the PIt.
#11
A common british urban legend is the compassionate conservative
#12
Around here there's Mt. Zion cemetery, out in the middle of nowhere, where the spirit of Flavius P. Bellamy is said to haunt.

The legend is that he takes the form of animals that hang around his grave. I did a bunch of research a few years ago with my uncle, who used to be an editor in chief, and we put together this big thing and it was pretty fun. Turns out Bellamy was very real. He was a black man who served for the north during the Civil War and lived relatively comfortably after that, for an 1800s black man. His family had long, deep ties with voodoo from the Louisiana region.

As an infant, his constant cries didn't allow them to sleep at an inn one night. It was discovered later that the owners of that inn would kill their guests in their sleep, by dropping this heavy, iron ring down a column that the beds were lined up against, crushing all of their heads. Then they'd take their belongings and just dispose of the bodies, because that was easier to do back then I guess.

Anyway, along with that example, there were others that may have "suggested" that he had some supernatural sense about him, including the "dead room" that his home had, where his family would go to practice voodoo rituals and commune with dead relatives.

It's a pretty interesting story, all around, if you believe in that stuff or not.

An interesting thing, too, is the animal form he's reputed to take most often is that of a squirrel. And in the opening scenes of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, you see Minerva, the black voodoo lady, sitting on a bench saying "Quit eye balling me, Flavius" to a squirrel.
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#14
They say everyone in my hometown has a doppelganger. I've personally seen quite a few and mistaken them for friends. Though i've never seen mine, i hear his name is ryan.
#15
I used to live 10 minutes from this place. The town sits off a county road and if you blink you will miss it. Apparently it's been in the show supernatural and was the reason the Cure wouldn't tour in Kansas forever ( I think they finally gave in around 2008). Also, a movie called Nothing Left to Fear was inspired by this place. There are some wild stories from individuals that have gone up there.


http://www.weirdus.com/states/kansas/stories/gateway_to_hell/
#16
I grew up in the south and amazingly every single building was built upon an Indian/native American burial ground. And their ghosts are all pissed at European colonization
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Around here there's Mt. Zion cemetery, out in the middle of nowhere, where the spirit of Flavius P. Bellamy is said to haunt.

>only about a 30 minute drive for me

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In the UK, people live blissfully unaware of Purple Aki.

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>only about a 30 minute drive for me

I know what I'm doing on Halloween.

We're probably referencing different cemeteries. If you drove to the one here from where you are it'd take at least an hour
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We're probably referencing different cemeteries. If you drove to the one here from where you are it'd take at least an hour

Is it off of 65 near Henryville?
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Is it off of 65 near Henryville?

Nope, not even close lol. It's east of Madison.
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#23
They say if you go out into the woods of South Carolina, you'll encounter a group of clowns inside a hurricane.
#24
I didn't hear much about it when I was a kid, but supposedly a bridge near my hometown was where mothers threw their unwanted infants to their deaths. "Crybaby Bridge" they called it. Anyway it's a common urban legend. Nearly every town or city has a "Crybaby Bridge",

I prefer the legends about roaming serial killers, crazed axe murderers and the like. Here's one I heard when I visited Aberdeen 2 years ago.

I was visiting a pub in Aberdeen one evening when a copper ran into the pub and screamed "It's happened again!!". He turned and ran out the door, and we all dropped our beers and followed. He stopped in front of a livery and pointed. He wasn't going further. I gulped, lit a torch, and went through the front door. There, on the floor, was the dismembered body of a lamb. Furthermore....it was obvious it was raped AFTER the dismemberment. Oddly, a small size condom lay nearby.

Thus was born the legend of the small dicked sheep rapist of Aberdeen. The case is ongoing.
#26
at the middle school i went to, there was this rumor about a ghost in the basement. the basement was where the swimming pool was, but it wasn't really used much ever, and was just closed down completely prob as a result. the basement had been closed down for years (the school was around a hundred years old), but everyone knew the rumors about a kid drowning or something in the swimming pool which may or may not have ever even been used.

theres also the gypsy graveyard. gypsies come to town, gypsies are pressured to leave, gypsies get sick, town has no sympathy for the gypsies, gypsies bury their dead in the town, ooooooooooooooooooooo spooky curse
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I'll pass along a personal anecdote. When I was about 8 we moved to Ralston, Oklahoma. What a shithole. Anyway the first day in school the local kids were telling me that the house we'd moved into (an old Victorian style house) was haunted. I personally saw some weird shit happen when I was there. Lights would go on and off on their own sometimes. The gas heater in the bathroom would come on by itself sometimes (it didn't even have a thermostat). Weird shit. There was a garage behind the house that I never went into (weird...we lived there for 2 years and I NEVER felt the desire to go into that garage), come to think of. I'd looked into it a couple times when Dad had the doors open, and I noticed a broken strut near the ceiling. Well, turns out a guy who lived in the house hung himself from that beam in the garage. The place burned down in 1975.
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Nope, not even close lol. It's east of Madison.

Then I am mistaken.
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There used to be a bunch of ugly council flats near my old primary school, a 5 minute walk from where I live. Then one day the council decided to knock them down and make nice new flats and houses and all the people who lived there had to be moved into different council houses (I had a friend who lived there and he ended up living in a much nicer place).

One crazy guy inexplicably refused to leave and was the last person left in the flats. He rigged up a chainsaw to decapitate himself. I used to think this was an urban legend but it turned out to be legit. He's referenced on the link below, look for David Phyall.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unusual_deaths
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There used to be a bunch of ugly council flats near my old primary school, a 5 minute walk from where I live. Then one day the council decided to knock them down and make nice new flats and houses and all the people who lived there had to be moved into different council houses (I had a friend who lived there and he ended up living in a much nicer place).

One crazy guy inexplicably refused to leave and was the last person left in the flats. He rigged up a chainsaw to decapitate himself. I used to think this was an urban legend but it turned out to be legit. He's referenced on the link below, look for David Phyall.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unusual_deaths

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Making it look like a suicide...
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