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LordOfThe5Rings Fri 03-Aug-12 23:23:33

I know I've been hogging the boards the last few days, but I don't care :P Just been curious on other peoples opinions on things.

I didn't know where to put this, so I apologise if it's in the wrong category.

I was wondering what everyones favourite Urban Legend/Cautionary Tale was. I have been fascinated in them for pretty much forever, due to so many meanings and of course expressing the nations fears.

So what are your favourites? Feel free to share the UL with us! smile

LordOfThe5Rings Sat 04-Aug-12 00:38:33


YouBloodyWolf Sat 04-Aug-12 21:15:49

My cousin had recently split up with his girlfriend, lots of drama and sadness and emotion flying around. He went off to Ibiza for the summer with the boys, she took herself off walking and wild camping in Austria.

She was away for two weeks and really got her head together, hardly spoke to a soul and enjoyed the solitude. She'd taken her phone for emergencies but barely turned it on, just left it next to her in the tent every night for reassurance.

When she got back home she was going through her emails and messages on her phone, and ended up in the gallery app to have one last look at her photos of my cousin before deleting them for good. They should've been the last pics taken, but there were about a dozen dark, grainy ones at the top of the gallery that she couldn't make out, they were too indistinct.

Intrigued, she copied them over to her computer and increased the light level. Her flatmate found her still at her desk hours later, sitting transfixed in front of 14 photos, all from a different night, each showing her fast asleep in her sleeping bag.

sunshinesparkles Sat 04-Aug-12 21:25:45

That's fucking creepy...

Yikes that made me shiver............ and want to check my phone.

Uppermid Sat 04-Aug-12 21:39:58

Shit the bed!

I like killer in the back seat and have heard so called true stories that happened to a friend of a friend. Often involving an abandoned pram at the side of the road.
What is shit the bed ?

YouBloodyWolf Sat 04-Aug-12 22:42:42

A fucking crreepy, a shiver and a shit the bed. My work here is done grin

YouBloodyWolf Sat 04-Aug-12 22:52:38

Killer in the back seat is a classic smile

I've got some more lingering in my mind somewhere, I'll try to dig them out.

LemarchandsBox Sat 04-Aug-12 22:56:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

thenightsky Sat 04-Aug-12 22:59:08

The one where the child gets snatched from parent in shopping mall scenario. Security seal all the exits and take mum to view CCTV. Mum spots child with head shaved and wearing different clothes.

Andie20521 Sat 04-Aug-12 23:19:01

Her DH was away with work, so my friend locked up as normal and went to bed.

In the middle of the night she was woken by a noise, but knowing that their big hairy dog would have made a fuss, she wasn't worried and put her hand down by the side of the bed to pat him, and recieved a reassuring lick, so she rolled over and went back to sleep.

The next morning she went into the bathroom, where she found the dog slaughtered, hung from the shower, and written in its blood on the mirror "Humans can lick hands too"

thenightsky Sat 04-Aug-12 23:23:49

Ewww Andie I've never heard that one before sad

Andie20521 Sat 04-Aug-12 23:26:02

Sends shivers down my spine every time! Good one for around a camp fire which is my test of a good ghost story.

LemarchandsBox Sat 04-Aug-12 23:27:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Uppermid Sat 04-Aug-12 23:37:44

Hands - shit the bed = fucking hell!

topknob Sat 04-Aug-12 23:50:41

Woman driving at night hits something in the road, gets out to have look, nothing there so continues her journey, however a car behind her keeps flashing it's lights at her for a few miles, worried she pulls into a petrol station to get help, but the driver gets out and calls over to her, he says I am so pleased you stopped now, when you got out before, a man got in your car and is laying down in the back seat.

LordOfThe5Rings Sun 05-Aug-12 00:30:30

Some great ones!

ScorpionQueen Sun 05-Aug-12 10:00:37

I didn't sleep too well last night after reading these just before bed. It was raining which always sounds loud in my dormer, DD had left a bathroom tap running which I could hear in my sleep long before I woke up and sorted it out and the dog kept licking my bloody hand!

(scaredy cat emoticon)

BardOfBarking Sun 05-Aug-12 10:15:07

A friend of mine asked a neighbours teenaged daughter to babysit for the first time. She called to check in with her during the evening. The babysitter said she was fine, she had just put the baby down to sleep but she had been really freaked out by the clown statue in the babies bedroom. My friend told her to grab the baby and run like hell to her own home.
They don't have a clown statue in the bedroom.

The man dressed in a clown costume was arrested by the police in town later that night and charged with the murder of another local girl.

BertieBotts Sun 05-Aug-12 10:17:57

This is the most horrible one I've heard. Upset me for days sad

My sister's boyfriend was eating out at a restaurant with a group of friends, he had ordered a beef curry and was enjoying his meal when he found a small fragment of bone in his mouth. He removed it and was astonished to see it was actually a small piece of metal. He checked his cutlery in case a piece had broken off, but they were intact, so he called the waiter over to complain.

To his confusion, the waiter appeared flustered and was quite insistent on taking the piece of metal away. He became suspicious and pocketed it, leaving his share of the bill and leaving so that his friends could continue to dine without making a big scene.

The next day, he took the bit of metal into a police station, and they identified it as a microchip, the kind inserted into pets to prevent them from getting lost.

BardOfBarking Sun 05-Aug-12 10:19:12

A FRIEND of a friend and his daughter were driving along a lonely country road at night and happened upon a female hitchhiker. The woman asked for a ride to her home just a few miles up the road. The travelers obliged and continued on with the woman riding silently in the backseat.

As they approached their destination, the driver turned to inform the mysterious passenger that they were about to arrive, only to discover she had vanished from the backseat without a trace! Thoroughly spooked, our travelers inquired at the house whose address she had given and learned that a woman matching the description of the hitchhiker had indeed once lived there, but died several years ago in an automobile accident.

Her ghost, they were told, was sometimes seen wandering beside the highway, attempting to thumb a ride home from strangers.

BardOfBarking Sun 05-Aug-12 10:27:19

ONE SUMMER day in Putney, London, a woman pulled into a petrol station. The woman told the man behind the counter that she was in a hurry to pick up her daughter, who had just finished an art class in Richmond.

A very-well-dressed man walked over to her car and started talking to her. He explained that his rental car had died, and he needed a ride to Richmond for an appointment. She said she would be happy to give him a ride. He put his briefcase in the backseat and said he was going to the men's room quickly.

The woman looked at her watch and suddenly panicked. She drove off quickly, having forgotten that the man was coming back to the car for a ride.

She thought nothing of him again until she and her daughter pulled into their driveway. She saw his briefcase and realized she had forgotten him! She opened the briefcase looking for some form of identification so she could notify him about his belongings. Inside she found nothing but a knife and a roll of duct tape!

StealthPolarBear Sun 05-Aug-12 10:35:25

love this thread smile

mummytime Sun 05-Aug-12 10:54:39

A different version of my favourite one.
Three Grandmas in California hire an RV and drive down to go to Mexico. However before they get to the border they realise one of them's passport is out of date, so in order not to be stopped at the border she hides in the toilet. They get through the border fine. But a few days later she has a heart attack and dies. They decide to go straight home, and hide her body in the toilet again. When they stop for gas the other side of the border, her body is missing.

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