Tag: Urban Legends

Devil’s Bridge

Almost every country possesses a legend of a “Devil’s Bridge”. In this respect, the Tyrol region of Austria is no different. Legend reports that, one day, a village in the valley of Montafon had their bridge swept away by an overwhelming torrent. The villagers were justifiably concerned, for they depended upon that passage to pass to and from Schruns, on the other side of the river, from where they traded and purchased their supplies. Banding […]

The Gurdon Ghost Light

Unlike some of other Arkansas hauntings, the Gurdon ghost light is a present phenomenon and not something that’s only been seen in the past. It’s been seen on television, photographed by tourists and generally accepted as existing. Unsolved Mysteries even came to town to document it in 1994. The mystery isn’t whether it exists or not. The mystery is what exactly the light is. The local people tell a legend to explain the light, but Unsolved Mysteries told a […]

“My Way Killings”

The “My Way”killings are a social phenomenon in the Philippines, referring to a number of fatal disputes which arose due to the singing of the song “My Way“, popularized by Frank Sinatra (peaking at #27 on Billboard Hot 100 in 1969),[ in karaoke bars. A New York Times article estimates the number of killings to be about six up to 2010. Another source estimates at least 12 between 2002–2012. Opinions differ over whether the possible connection is due to the coincidence that the song was simply frequently sung amid the nation’s […]

Devil’s Step

“I am from Lower Bavaria, Germany and there is this city Zulling, which also has a church. Next to the church, there are two spots in the grass, where nothing grows. People claim that back in the days, some guy robbed the church and killed the pastor. He fled through the window and the moment he touched the ground outside the church, he got struck by a lightning and died. Since this day nothing grows where […]

SlaughterHouse Road

“I used to live near Statesboro Georgia for a time, and while my own hometown didn’t have its own creepy urban legend, there was a legend about the old abandoned slaughterhouse on the aptly named “Slaughterhouse Road.” The slaughterhouse had been built sometime originally in the 20s and worked through the mid-40s before a fire ran through the place, killing a number of the employees. The legend was that the fire had been started by […]

Tinker’s Hollow

“I grew up in Ohio. There is the legend of Tinker’s Hollow. It is said Old Mister Tinker, a miner, haunts the site. He can sometimes be seen riding his horse and buggy, and if you go under the bridge, you can sometimes hear his buggy pass overhead. It is said that you can see his green eyes glowing and he’ll lead you to his gold if you talk to him. Mr. Tinker was an […]

Poinciana Woman

“I live in Northern Australia and everyone growing up in my town knows of the legend of the Poinciana woman. A quick google search will elaborate into the many variations to the story but the one I grew up to know is that of a woman who was raped by Japanese fishermen who hanged herself from a poinciana tree when she had discovered she was pregnant. She is said to appear as a beautiful woman […]