If you know about Voodoo Village, then you must have lived in Memphis, TN. I, being Martha Decker – Founder of CCPRS, took a road trip this week with a colleague who used to be a police office for Memphis PD. She asked me if I had ever heard of Voodoo Village and my mouth opened so wide that my bottom lip hit the gas pedal and the car went into G-force mode. I had not heard Voodoo Village mentioned since leaving Memphis in 1973.
Demons? Vampires? Pranksters? Cult members? You be the judge.
Is there a sinister paranormal origin to this popular consumer curio?
The film ’Cropsey’, a feature documentary that examines the mystery behind the disappearance of Jennifer Schweiger and four other children, is to be released soon. The film also investigates Andre Rand, the real-life boogeyman linked to the missing children. I have posted information related to Rand’s case.
Tall tales of the macabre are always fun, but when they are centered around local places, events or people, they are even more exciting. Compiled from old folk lore and books, here is a collection of Fayetteville legends that are sure to make your hair stand on end.
Scary urban legends know no better friend than the Internet. On this Friday the 13th, we celebrate the pervasive spooky tall tales.
Savage subway attack leaves two bitten by stranger.
First to slip anchor has to be the Flying Dutchman. It’s the classic yarn: skipper has trouble on board, indulges in blasphemy, there’s a big storm, everybody dies, and the Master is doomed to a spectral existence for eternity.
"The strange thing about Tippens Eddy is that even in the hot summertime, there’s always a cold breeze that blows there," Mitchell said. "And nobody ever catches fish in that hole. There’s just something about it.
Although most of the legends are loosely based on fact or are just complete myths, some are actually true.
And incase you weren’t aware, Boca Raton and Delray Beach have their own Urban Legends—-and they’re not all myths.
The Ghost Deer of Northern California has befuddled hunters, confounded game wardens and mystified anyone who has heard of it, tracked it - - or been lucky enough to see it.
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (AP) -- At first, Mayor Jim Wilson was skeptical that a 37-year-old local legend about a red-eyed, winged apparition known as Mothman would draw visitors to this Ohio River town.
The Old Ones say that once every 100 years on the anniversary of his beheading the Ghost of Sachem’s Head returns from the land of shads in the underworld.
Have you seen the one about UPS uniforms sold on eBay? It’s a chain email that warns terrorists have purchased hundreds of UPS uniforms on the Internet auction site and could be making deadly deliveries. It scared so many people the Washington Post launched an investigation and found there wasn’t a shred of truth to it. It’s one of the latest scary spam hoaxes.
It’s a popular urban legend - in the U.S. version, the kangaroo is replaced by a deer - and it partly inspired the movie "Kangaroo Jack." But it’s not true, despite finding new life on the Internet, which has become fertile ground for growing and spreading urban legends.
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The family immediately suspected it was the work of a genie, belief in which is widespread in Indonesia. They summoned a local paranormal to the house who confirmed their suspicions, the report said.