Gather 'round the digital campfire to enjoy the top thirteen most terrifying urban legends and scary stories we know. Goosebumps guaranteed!
Once upon a time there was a beautiful young girl in a small town just south of Farmersburg. Her parents had to go to the city for the night, so they left their daughter home alone, protected by the faithful family dog. They instructed her to lock all the doors and secure the house after they left. She did as she was told, nervous about being left alone, but confident that if anything happened her dog would protect her
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One night a woman went out for cocktails with her girlfriends. After leaving the bar late at night, she got in her car and headed for home on a deserted highway. Several minutes later, she noticed a lone pair of headlights in her rear-view mirror. It was another car the only other car on the road approaching at a terrifying pace.
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In this classic urban legend dating from the 1960s, a teenage babysitter calls the police after receiving prank phone calls from a creepy stranger. "Have you checked the children?" the man keeps asking. While waiting for a patrol car to arrive, the babysitter has a terrifying realization: the stranger is calling her from inside the house!
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Here's a scary story: A babysitter taking care of two small children called their parents late in the evening to ask for permission to cover up the life-size clown statue in the corner of the family room. "It's not that I don't like it," she said. "It just kind of freaks me out with nobody else here. It's hard to watch TV." The parents' reaction to her request freaked her out even more. "WHAT clown statue???" they asked, frantically. "Dial 911! Call the police!! DO IT NOW!!!
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They stood before the bathroom mirror in dim candlelight, chanting in unison: "Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary." The thirteenth time they said it, something very odd and frightening happened. Not all of them lived through it. Some of those who did wished they hadn't.
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A stylish teenage girl who has grown tired of spending hours a day teasing and lacquering her hair to attain the "beehive" hairdo so popular in the 1960s decides instead to wash it in sugar water and let it to harden into the preferred style. Before going to bed each night, she carefully wrapped a towel around her sugared hair and even slept on a special pillow so as not to muss it. Then one morning she failed to come downstairs for breakfast.
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As told on the Internet, the sad, sad story of Carmen Winstead, a 17-year-old student allegedly bullied and pushed down a sewer drain by a gang of girls from her school. Poor Carmen died of her injuries, but that didn't prevent her from wreaking revenge on her assailants one by one.
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A child who fell asleep while eating sweets in his bed began to complain of severe headaches and facial itching, so was taken to a hospital. Upon examining him and taking X-rays of his skull, doctors discovered that ants had crawled into his head through his ear canal and infested his brain!
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As if we needed proof that horrible things happen in the dark, this unnerving tale about a murderous madman lurking undetected in a dimly lit dormitory room demonstrates that sometimes what you don't know can
hurt you even if it chooses for the moment to hide and wait.
A teenage boy drove his date to a dark and deserted Lovers' Lane for a make-out session. After turning on the radio for mood music, he leaned over and began kissing the girl. The music suddenly stopped and an announcer's voice came on, warning that a convicted murderer had just escaped from the state insane asylum.