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16 Creepy Urban Legends That Turned Out To Be Completely True

Sometimes the creepy legend in your hometown ends up being true! 

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    Text - morecomplete 2h Cropsey. Sort of like "the boogeyman" of Staten Island. During the 70's and 80's kids on the island would go missing and the urban legend would attribute it to "Cropsey". As it turned out there really was a crazy kidnapper and serial killer who was responsible. He was caught and convicted. There is a great documentary about it (used to be on Netflix, not sure if it still is) called Cropsey, check it out if you get a chance.
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    "MKUltra. The CIA was experimenting with drugs to attempt to mind control people"
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    Text - LukeCageCoffeeShop 1h Freddy Krueger is based on a real story. Hear me out. There's a small ethnic group local to South East Asia, the Hmong people. They've been oppressed for years by various countries, so they fought with the US during the Vietnam Civil War. As you know, we lost, and the North Vietnamese were gearing up to kill the Hmong people who had fought for the Southern Vietnamese. So the US airlifted a bunch of Hmong families to the US, primarily in California and Minnesota. One
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    Text - childish_enzino 2h Raymond Robinson: The Green Man Dude lost his eyes and nose and wondered the streets at night in Pennsylvania because he couldn't go outside in the daytime because of how he looked. People driving be saw him and an urban legend in PA was born.
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    Text - Ghost_In_The_Valero 35m The Griggstown Cow A supposed ghost-cow that wandered New Jersey. It was said to only be seen on foggy days, and would disappear soon after. Local authorities discounted reports of the ghost-cow of course, as there had not been any dairy farms in that area for decades and no one was missing any cattle nearby. Then in 2002, a very old and arthritic bull, which matched the description of the ghost-cow, was found stuck in a ravine. The old bull was unable to climb out
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    "Some woman was living in this guy's house without him knowing it for a year"
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    "That creepy old guy living down the street WAS actually the Golden State Killer"
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    Text - killmeleatherface 1h I just found out that La Llorona is actually not an urban legend, and a completely true story. I don't know how much of the part of her touching kids faces in the night is true, but there is actually a crazy woman who drowned her kids.
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    Text - Don_Cheech 2h There's this road called Whipporwhil. Apparently it's either haunted or is a nesting ground for KKK other creepy local cults. there are several articles about it on the internets. Anyway myself and 2 friends drove there in night and a big white bronco came out of nowhere behind us with huge LED lights and tried to drive us off the road. A very narrow dirt road surrounded by dense trees. They were on our ass- like making us speed. A big hill came in the road- it's about a mil
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    Text - liberal_apostate 2h For the last several years in Toronto, gay men have gone missing in the Village. The community was convinced it was a serial killer on the loose, but the Police said no. These murders are unrelated. Turns out that's totally the case and the guy was killing gay men, dismembering them and burying them in and around the properties he was working at as a groundskeeper/landscaper.
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    Text - JFMX1996 58m That there's "something" making people disappear in our area in Nevada. As a kid it was more so they were hinting at aliens. Then as we grew up the disappearances have been a little too eerie and its been suspected that there's investigations that have been going on as to whether or not there's a serial killer in our area. Here's an article on it. carry a firearm when traveling through and don't stop until I get to the cities, if you guys are ever coming through just don't st
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    Text - bodhemon 1h The North Pond Hermit things would go missing in this little vacation community and people attributed it to some mysterious dude. Turned out there was one, he lived out in the woods for 27 years without ever talking to anyone.
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    Text - greywolf248 1h We had an old guy in our town who would park his white mini van open up the back and play the spoons. He was really good at it and would play the spoons to whatever song was on the radio. Being in middle school, we all thought it was funny to joke that he was a pedophile. The pedophile jokes died shortly after and a year after I graduated high school, spoon man was still playing spoons but last year he confessed to inappropriately touching a minor and was put in jail. Hella
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    Text - Mr-Thrasher 1h When I was young living rural Ontario we were told as children not to wander too far into the forest saying that a monster would get us and we wouldn't come home. If anybody knows who Roch Thériault is, that actually turned out to be painfully true.
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    Text - sightlab 26m There's an urban legend about a thief stealing a suitcase containing a dead dog. In the 70s, my crazy artist aunt & uncle lived in Manhattan and their German Shepherd died. Having the city come dispose of the dog was expensive, lugging it up to the Animal control office in the Bronx was cheaper. So they folded up the (50+ lb) dog into a suitcase and headed for the subway. Except my uncle set down the heavy suitcase at a crosswalk while they waited for the light and a couple o
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    Text - GlobiestRob 1h Whispering Monkey People. One of the countries in Southeast Asia (can't remember which one) had a myth about "Monkey People" who would talk in soft voices and kidnap people. In the last decade some archaeologists uncovered an offshoot of Proto Humans that co-existed with Homo Sapiens in that area for several thousand years. Based on their physiology there was something about their throat or mouth that would have made them only able to whisper.
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