Legends

This is a selection of legends from the Urban Legends Reference Pages that I think can inspire interesting or funny stories. If you think I left out one that you really, really, really want for your story, just tell me about it.

Listing 25 results for search category = horrors ordered by legend number

# Legend Category Edition Used
2 Ghostly handprints appear on cars at a San Antonio railway crossing. Horrors: Ghosts 1 Claimed
11 Famous psychic predicts Halloween murder on campus. Horrors: Madmen 1 Yes
12 University of Texas student loses both kidneys to organ thieves. Horrors: Robbery 1 Yes
19 Rapists lure victims by posing as police officers and initiating traffic stops. Horrors: Mayhem 1 No
21 Prospective gang members are initiated by killing the drivers of cars who flash their headlights at them. Horrors: Madmen 1 No
22 Gang members are depositing a deadly mixture of LSD and strychnine on pay phone buttons. Horrors: Mayhem 1 Yes
58 Town's haunted house attraction is so scary that no one has ever completed a tour of it. Horrors: Mayhem 1 Yes
59 Chanting "Bloody Mary!" thirteen times in front of a candlelit mirror will summon a vengeful spirit. Horrors: Ghosts 1 Yes
105 Golfer is poisoned by chewing on his tee. Horrors: Poison 1 No
108 Imported cactus explodes and spews baby tarantulas everywhere. Horrors: Insects 1 Yes
Claimed
  • McKay/Sheppard story claimed by krysalys
109 Clown statue that spooks babysitter turns out to be a man hiding in the house. Horrors: Madmen 1 No
110 Bug enters person's ear and eats its way through his brain. Horrors: Insects 1 Yes
111 A hand-held police radar unit successfully tracked a military aircraft on maneuvers, nearly causing the aircraft to fire a missile in response. Horrors: Techno 1 No
120 A motorist who has a run-in with ruffians afterwards finds the severed fingers of his assailants caught on his car. Horrors: Gruesome 2 No
190 AIDS victim exacts revenge on opposite sex by deliberately infecting lovers. Horrors: Madmen 2 No
192 Brain-damaged LSD user believes himself to be glass of orange juice. Horrors: Drugs 2 Yes
193 Gnome captured in the woods by drug-tripping teens turns out to be lost child. Horrors: Drugs 2 No
194 Zero Population Growth terrorists have taken to boobytrapping toilets in men's restrooms. Horrors: Mayhem 2 No
195 A vaguely menacing dream keeps a woman from being involved in a fatal crash. Horrors: Ghosts 2 Claimed
196 Onlookers notice that the stranger dancing with a local girl has cloven hooves. Horrors: Ghosts 2 No
197 The spiral stairway at Santa Fe's Loretto Chapel miraculously stands despite having no discernable means of support. Horrors: Ghosts 2 No
198 Careless industrial worker is blinded for life when his contact lenses fuse to his eyes. Horrors: Techno 2 No
199 Amusement park accident results in scalping. Horrors: Techno 2 No
200 A construction worker survived an accident which poked an 18-inch-long drill bit through one eye and out through his skull. Horrors: Techno 2 No
201 Motorcyclist on bike that has lost its brakes gives helmet to girlfriend, saving her life at the cost of his own. Horrors: Traffic 2 No