Thursday, October 22, 2015

13 Post Of Halloween 2015 #7: My Favorite Urban Legends

 13 Posts Of Halloween will be taking place all month here at The Story Goes... with 13 Halloween related posts!

By now, you've probably realized that I love Halloween and I love creepy things. So it makes sense that I love creepy urban legends. I've been known to spend hours on Google delving into some of the both well known, and not widely spread, legends. Basically, I am the worlds biggest wimp who loves to be scared.

I am only mildly ashamed to admit that I don't sleep well after watching a particularly scary movie and I never look at these things up in the dark. I am a bit ashamed to admit just how much I cowered behind my brother when we went to frightmare last year, which is a big haunted house attraction here. So, yeah. I love me the creepy things and these are a few of my favorite urban legends that I've stumbled across.

Also, I'm using the term "urban legend" loosely, most these are what would come up when searching for urban legends though, so that's good enough for me! They all link to other sites for more info and I'm using my own descriptions so I will more than likely get a few things off!

Bloody Mary:
I'm sure everyone has heard of this one but I still explain a bit about it. Obviously, there's lots of slightly different versions but here's a run down. Bloody Mary is the ghost that hides in the mirror, when she was alive she was said to kidnap and kill young girls, using their blood to keep her young. She was burned at the stake and now is said to kill anyone who stands in a darkened bathroom (usually with a candle) and chants her name three times. Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary...

Tulpa:
This one is so cool but so creepy. Basically, the story goes that there was this guy who took a job doing a psychological experiment. Simplifying things, they had him in a room by himself, visualizing a second him that he talked to. This other version of him, his tulpa, was the voice in his head. He had to do this for hours on end, imagining the voice in his head as a real person, and eventually, he didn't have to will it into being. It was just there, acting on it's own. It talked to him, tortured him to him to do what it wanted. It was just always there, getting stronger, even when he tried to get it go away. If you want to be creeped out you must read the full story.

The Black Eyed Kids:
the gist of this one, don't let kids in your house/car/whatever, if you can't clearly see their eyes, okay? They always want in. They usually travel in pairs. And NO ONE knows what happens if you let them in.

Candle Cove:
Basically, Candle Cove was this old show that most people had forgotten about until someone mentioned it on a forum, something they vaguely remember and then it kind of blew up from there. It included a villain called the Skin Taker. Anyway, the creepy part was that no one was ever sure this show actually aired. Then, came the story of one guy who asked his mom if she remembered, she replied with something along the lines of: yes, you used to beg me to watch it, then you'd sit right in front of the tv and proceed to watch nothing but static for thirty minutes. Creepy, am I right?

The Midnight Game:
Again, not exactly a urban legend. The Midnight Game reminds me a bit of Bloody Mary but basically, you do this ritual and invite the "Midnight Man" into your house. You start at midnight and you play the creepiest version of hide and seek until 3:33am. If you survive till then, you win. But, twist, there's nothing to say the Midnight Man has left.

The Russian Sleep Experiment:
Another experiment...some of the creepiest. This one involved 5 (I believe) individuals who were put in a room that was filled with this gas that would keep them awake for a full month without sleep. They "lasted" about 15 days. I don't want to go into details because it's gruesome but I highly recommend reading through it, my brothers best friend played this one for us and lets just say I stopped trying to force myself to go on so little sleep.

And lastly....

Ben Drowned:
This one's cool, it's a gamer creepypasta and follows the story of a copy of Legend Of Zelda Majora's Mask. A haunted copy that is rummored to house the ghost of Ben. Errie enough on it own I think, so I'll leave it up to you to read the rest as you really need the full story.

Why did I finish researching and writing this post in the middle of the night? I haven't been sleeping as is and now I'll be up all night convinced the Midnight Man is after me! Help!
In other news, stayed tuned for a post about my favorite ghosts, yes I have favorites ghost and no they aren't from YA books or movies.
Do you have any favorite legends? Share them below, please!

3 comments:

  1. OOOH now these I LOVEEE! The Russian Sleep one I have heard or read about somewhere. I don't know where even, but I thought there was like, some degree of truth to it? I will have to look it up later! And I will read the Tulpa one when it is NOT 2 am ;) And the Candle Cove one is magnificently creepy! I think that might be one of my favorites.

    As for Bloody Mary, one summer, during swim practice, my friends and I would sneak down into the locker room, which was completely closed in- no windows- and do Bloody Mary. Nothing ever happened haha. Except we probably got in trouble for taking too long in the bathroom ;)
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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  2. Oh, The Russian Sleep Experiment sounds particularly interesting. I'll definitely need to read up on that. My favorite urban legend (I also use this term loosely, cause I'm not sure if it counts as one) is the one where there's a killer in the back seat. It's one of my nightmares, and I always double check before getting into a car. :)

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  3. I know absolutely NO LEGENDS. I feel so uneducated. But when I saw the Black Eyed Kids, all I could think of was the Black Eyed Peas. whoops. Hahahhaha

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