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Creepy Urban Legends That Have Ties To Real Life

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The Call’s Coming From Inside the House…

Every culture, every country, and every town has its own urban legends. Some of these tales of horror transcend generations and borders, while other myths remain very unique to a specific place and time.

Even if you choose not to believe in urban legends, the tales they tell stick with you, lending an air of fear and mystery to your area or neighborhood. At the very least, they’re perfect for sharing on a stormy night or around a camp fire.

The only thing worse than hearing a terrifying urban legend and not being able to sleep is knowing that the story you just heard is true. These 13 urban legends, ranging from the spooky to the stuff of nightmares, have all really happened in some capacity. Can you handle it?

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Keep reading and prepare to be afraid! Then SHARE the spooky stories!

The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs

We all know this one: a babysitter puts the kids to sleep and then starts to get harassing phone calls telling her to “check the children.” When she finally calls the police, they decide to trace the call, only to find that it’s coming from upstairs in the same house.

Did you know that this is based off an unsolved murder? In 1950, a babysitter called the police screaming for help, but they couldn’t trace the call. The 13-year-old girl was found dead when the parents returned home later that night.

The Bunny Man

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The Bunny Man urban legend centers around this creepy bridge-tunnel in Virginia, where people claim the figure of a man in a bunny suit attacks “trespassers” with an axe.

This myth stems from several reports in 1970. The first time, a couple that parked their car in the tunnel was attacked by the Bunny Man, who shattered their car window and yelled at them for trespassing. The couple later found a hatchet on the floor of their car.