Scary Urban Legends Part 1

Urban legends have been around for a long time-myths or stories that make you sleep with one eye open at night and make you question whether or not there is something actually lurking in the shadows. Turn off the lights, get cozy, and follow along to read about scary urban legends, if you dare…

  1. Aren’t You Glad You Didn’t Turn On The Light?

Let’s start with a scary urban legend of murder, also known as the Roommates Death. This story involves two college roommates who were basically opposite of each other… How about we call roommate number one Amber and the other one Debby? Amber was planning to study for a test the next day and Debby was getting ready for a party. Debby talked Amber into attending the late night party with her, convincing her by saying she was sure to pass that test. Amber gave in, thinking that she deserved a break from the books anyway. That night, Debby left and had a great time with a guy she was interested in and came back at around 2 that morning. Not wanting to wake Amber who looked sound asleep, she decided to leave the light off and head to bed, nervous for the following test that morning. In the morning she noticed Amber was still asleep so she though to wake her but when she turned her over, she noticed Amber’s terrified face as she was actually dead. On their wall, the word’s “Aren’t You Glad You Didn’t Turn On The Light?” were written in Amber’s blood…

2. The Vanishing Hitchhiker

More infamously known as “The Lady in White,” this story takes place on a curvy road in California. Two newlyweds were hoping to reach their seaside, honeymoon destination by dark but fog interrupted those plans and slowed them down as by the time night fell, they were still an hour and a half from the bed and breakfast. As they ascended on the winding road, they came across a woman on the side who wore a white, flowing dress. The husband passed her by until his wife begged him to turn around and pick her up. The young lady was vocal and explained that her parents would be worried sick if she didn’t get home, around 10 miles down the road. She described her home to the couple as she entered the back seat to which they heard nothing else from the woman. As they came upon what looked to be the place, the wife looked back to ask the lady if this was the place but was surprised to not find the woman asleep but found that she had vanished instead. An older couple came out and asked what they were doing there. The newlyweds explained the situation to which the older couple stated that this happens a lot. That lady was their daughter that had been killed years earlier by a driver on the highway…

3. The Russian Sleep Experiment

While this event didn’t really happen (at least people claim), it is my favorite urban legend and is still discussed today. Read on for a chilling tale…In the 1940s, Soviet researchers used 5 inmates as part of their 30-day sleep deprivation experiment. They were sealed in an airtight chamber and given an experimental stimulant gas to test the effects and the inmates were promised to be released from it after 30 days. The first couple days weren’t as eventful as the fifth day when the patients began to show signs of stress and paranoia. By the ninth day, they began screaming, often hours on end. They began to rip apart books they had been given to read and the pages were used (with their feces) to cover up the observation mirrors so they could no longer be monitored. Suddenly, the hostile actions of the inmates stopped and all was quiet as three days passed. The researchers stated over the intercom for the inmates to stand down or they will be shot as they were going to enter the chamber to test the microphones. They then promised that compliance would earn one of them their freedom. One of the deranged inmates retorted, saying that they no longer wanted to be freed. On the fifteenth day, they decided to end the experiment, flushing the gas from the chamber and filling it with fresh air to release the inmates. When armed soldiers were sent in to retrieve them, no one expected to witness what they did.. One of them was dead, face down in a mixture of blood and water with their flesh torn off and shoved into the drain.. All of them had been mutilated and it looked self-inflicted. Some had even eaten their own skin and flesh. The four other inmates were terrified and pleaded for the gas to be turned back on for they wanted it back. Another one soon died from severe blood loss and self inflicted injury. The remaining subjects were restricted and taken to be treated at a mental facility…

4. Humans Can Lick Too

One night, an older lady who had a pet dog heard on the radio that a murderer had escaped jail and was now on the loose. Everyone was advised to lock their doors in an attempt to remain safe and she obliged, locking every window and door except for one as she thought no one could possibly fit through it. But unfortunately, she was very, very wrong… The night was typical so far and she went to bed as usual and felt safe because her dog licked her hand. In the middle of the night, she was awoken from a dripping sound and reached her hand down for the dog to lick it again. She got up to check for what it was, figuring everything was still fine. She didn’t find anything and went back to bed. But once again, she woke up at the sound of dripping so she checked the bathroom making the assumption that it was the shower dripping. In a way, she wasn’t wrong… Hanging in the shower was her dog, dead with it’s intestines dangling from it’s body…Horrified, she looked in the mirror and saw the reflection of the murderer…

5. Bunny Man Bridge

Officially known as Colchester Overpass is an odd tourist destination in Fairfax County, Virginia. Looking at it, there’s nothing special to see but what intrigues people is the legend of the Bunny Man. There are two different versions of the tale… One goes like this: Two of the most dangerous inmates escaped a bus transfer when their asylum was closed down. They took off into the woods and after weeks of hiding, authorities followed a disturbing paper-trail. Eventually, they found one of the inmates hanging over the overpass and the other one (deemed the “Bunny Man” due to the trail of half-eaten dead bunnies he left behind to elude police) was never found. The other version consist of a murderous teenager who dawned a bunny costume, killed his entire family, then hung himself from the overpass. Something that sticks out to me about this story is that people report sightings of the Bunny Man around the area as if his soul haunts there… Who knows, maybe it is truth that’s just been concealed…

What’s your favorite urban legend? Let me know in the comments below and stay tuned for part 2! Also, if you like this post, consider subscribing to my email list so you never miss a post! Thank you for reading!

Disclaimer: The information above is a combination of prior knowledge and research. No works were plagiarized, only referenced as a source of information. While anyone is welcome to comment, I attempt to make this a positive and friendly community where we can share our experiences. Any derogatory or negative comment(s) will be deleted. As always, reader discretion is advised.

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