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Urban Legends Urban Legends

These are really creepy stories! Don't say I didn't warn you...

Ring! Ring!
Don't Turn on the Light
Dressed to Kill
Flashing Headlights
Lock the Doors!
The Briefcase
Under the Carpet
Something's Burning
Graveyard Wager
Buried Alive!
Vanishing Hitchhiker

Ring! Ring!
A Babysitter, back in the 80s, was left in charge of minding 3 small Children. She put them all to bed and then went downstairs, and sat in front of the TV with a can of Coke. Not long after, the phone rang. She answered it, and all she heard was a Mans voice, laughing hysterically. She immediately hung up, presuming it was just a Prank Caller. She went and sat down on the Sofa again, and just as she had, the phone rang again. She lifted the receiver, this time the voice on the other end said "Better Check on the Children!" and then she heard the same, hysteric laughter. In a panic, she ran upstairs to the Childrens bedrooms, only to find them still asleep in their beds. She went back downstiars, even more convinced that it was just a practical joke, and turned the TV Volume up louder, and decided to ignore any other phone calls. But a few minutes later, the phone did ring again. The girl wasn't sure whether to answer it or not- it could be the pranker, but there was a chance that it may be the Children's parents asking how everything was. So she risked it, and answered the phone. Again, she heard the same hysteric laughter. She turned the TV volume up even louder, but the phone continued to ring. Eventually, she decided to call the Operator, and to a track on the phonecalls. She told the Operator of the situation, and the Operator said that she would get the call tracked, and then call back. So the Babysitter sat down in front of the TV and waited. Within a few minutes, the phone rang again. This time, it was the operator. The operator screamed down the Telephone "Quick! Get out of the house! I've notified the Police they'll be there soon! Just get out of the House!" Confused, the Babysitter did as she was told. Within minutes, the Police arrived. She kept asking what was going on, what was happening. Some Police Officers ran inside the house, while another advised the Babysitter to sit down while he explained the situation. She found out, that they had traced the calls, and they were coming from the other phone line in the Parent's bedroom upstairs! She was lucky to be alive! But then when one of the Police officers came out of the house, she found out the worst news of all... when she had turned the Volume up on the TV, she didn't hear the children screaming from upstairs. The lunatic had murdered them all!

Face in the Window
This girl was home all alone watching TV on a cold winter night. The television was right beside a sliding glass door, and the blinds were open. Suddenly she saw a wrinkled old man staring at her through the glass! She screamed, then grabbed the phone next to the couch and pulled a blanket over her head so the guy couldn't see her while she called the police. She was so terrified that she remained under the blanket until the police got there. It had snowed a lot during the day, so the police naturally decided to look for footprints. But there were no footprints at all on the snowy ground outside the sliding door. Puzzled, the police went back inside the house - and that's when they saw the wet footprints on the floor leading up to the couch where the girl was still sitting. The policemen looked at each other nervously. "Miss, you're extremely lucky," one of them finally said to her. "Why?" she asked. "Because," he said, "the man wasn't outside at all. He was in here, standing right behind the couch! What you saw in the window was his reflection."

Don't Turn on the Lights
I heard about a girl who went back to her dorm room late one night to get her books before heading to her boyfriend's dorm room for the night. She entered, but did not turn on the light, knowing that her roommate was sleeping. She stumbled around the room in the dark for several minutes, gathering books, clothes, toothbrush, etc. before finally leaving. The next day, she came back to her room to find it surrounded by police. They asked if she lived there and she said yes. They took her into her room, and there, written in blood on the wall, were the words, "Aren't you glad you didn't turn on the light?" Her roommate was being murdered while she was getting her things.

Dressed to Kill
A Charity Ball was being held one night, and a beautiful 19 year old girl knew that she simply had to attend! She didn't have all that much money to buy a new dress, but she knew of a very good Pre-Loved clothing store. So, she went to the store, and in the front window was a gorgeous long ballgown- she had to have it! So, without trying it on, she bought it, and the Shop Assistant carefully wrapped it up and put it in a bag. That evening, was the night of the Charity Ball, so when she got home she immediately bathed and got dress. The gown fitted perfectly! Her date picked her up and they continued on to the ball. When the couple was dancing, the young man noticed a peculiar odor coming from his partner, but he decided not to say anything, as it may embarrass her. As the night wore on, the young girl also noticed the peculiar smell, and thought that it must be her date, and said nothing of it. But within hours, as she started to perspire because of all the dancing, the smell got worse, until she was feeling extremely faint! She thought she had better sit down, so her date took her back to their table, where she collapsed! Luckily, there was a doctor attending the Charity function, who examined her. It was then, that he also noticed a strange odor- but he recognized it. It was the odor of death! An ambulance was called immediately- but by then it was too late! The young girl had died! During the autopsy, it was determined that the girl had Formaldehyde in her veins, which had stopped the blood flow. But had she been taking drugs? No! The police investigated the case, and found that the Ballgown had been taken off a Corpse, and sold to the PreLoved Clothing Store! The rotting flesh from the Corpse had rubbed off onto the dress, and when the young girl who bought the gown perspired, the now fatal mix of flesh and dye rubbed off into her pores- killing her! Needless to say, you should always wash, and rewash items you get from Second Hand clothing Stores!

Flashing Headlights
One night a woman went out for drinks with her girlfriends. She left the bar fairly late at night, got in her car and onto the deserted highway. She noticed a lone pair of headlights in her review mirror, approaching at a pace just slightly quicker than hers. As the car pulled up behind her she glanced and saw the turn signal on - the car was going to pass - when suddenly it swerved back behind her, pulled up dangerously close to her tailgate and the brights flashed. Now she was getting nervous. The lights dimmed for a moment and then the brights came back on and the car behind her surged forward. The frightened woman struggled to keep her eyes on the road and fought the urge to look at the car behind her. Finally, her exit approached but the car continued to follow, flashing the brights periodically. Through every stoplight and turn it followed her until she pulled into her driveway. She figured her only hope was to make a mad dash into the house and call the police. As she flew from the car so did the driver in the car behind her - and he screamed, "Lock the door and call the police! Call 911!" When the police arrived the horrible truth was finally revealed to the woman. The man in the car had been trying to save her. As he pulled up behind her and his headlights illuminated her car, he saw the silhouette of a man with a butcher knife rising up from the back seat to stab her, so he flashed his brights and the figure crouched back down.

Lock the Doors!
A woman and her boyfriend were on their way home from somewhere (not important) one night, and suddenly his car ran out of gas. It was about one in the morning and they were completely alone in the middle of the nowhere. The guy stepped out of the car, saying comfortingly to his girlfriend, "Don't worry, I'll be right back. I'm just going to go out for some help. Lock the doors, though." She locked the doors and sat restlessly, waiting for her boyfriend to come back. Suddenly, she sees a shadow fall across her lap. She looks up to see... not her boyfriend, but a strange, crazed looking man. He is swinging something in his right hand. He sticks his face close to the window and slowly pulls up his right hand. In it is her boyfriend's decapitated head, twisted horribly in pain and shock. She shuts her eyes in horror and tries to make the image go away. When she opens her eyes, the man is still there, grinning psychotically. He slowly lifts his left hand, and he is holding her boyfriend's keys. To the car.

The Briefcase
One summer day in Southampton, New York, a woman pulled into a gas station. As the attendant pumped gas, the woman told the attendant she was in a hurry to pick up her daughter who had just finished an art class in East Hampton. A very well dressed man walked over to her car, and started talking to her. He explained that his rental car had died, and he needed a ride to East Hampton for an appointment. She said that she would be happy to give him a ride. He put his briefcase in the backseat and said he was going to the men's room quickly. The woman looked at her watch, and suddenly panicked. She drove off quickly, having forgotten that the man was coming back to the car for a ride. She thought nothing of him again until she and her daughter pulled into the driveway. She saw his briefcase and realized she had forgotten him! She opened the briefcase looking for some form of identifcation so she could notify him about his belongings. Inside she found nothing but a knife and a roll of duct tape!

Under the Carpet
Back in 1984, a group of College students were coming home from a Night Club. On their way back to the dorm, they spotted a rolled up carpet just lying on the pavement. It was a nice, colorful carpet, and they thought that it would definitely liven up one of their dorm rooms, instead of the bleak grey carpet it already had. They couldn't imagine why anyone would just leave it on the pavement, and they thought that whoever was redecorating at that time of night, must be pretty strange! They didn't think anyone would miss it if they took it. So they lifted up the rolled up carpet and brought it up the 8 stories to their dorm room. Once they got it inside the room, they started to unroll the carpet. To their shock, what they found inside was the body of a young man with two bullet wounds to the head. Never, ever steal someones carpet!

Something's Burning!
One Night, a young couple decided to go out, so they called on their nextdoor neighbor, a 16 year old High School Student, to Babysit their 8 month old infant. A couple of hours into the night, the Mother decided to call the Babysitter to just check up and make sure everything was still okay. The Babysitter answered the phone and replied "Oh, everything is fine! I've just put the Turkey in the oven!". Releived, the mother went back to join her husband. It wasn't until an hour later, that she realized there was no Turkey to put in the oven! Confused, she begged her husband to take her home, so that they could check, just incase there was something wrong with the Babysitter. When they got home, they found their Baby in the Oven, and a doped-out Babysitter on the Couch! She had been taking LSD (a very powerful drug) that night, and she mistook the Baby for a Turkey and Roasted it!

Graveyard Wager
A group of young girls were having a slumber party one night and began to exchange ghost stories. One girl claimed that the old man who had been buried earlier that week in the graveyard down the street had been buried alive. She claimed that if you tried you could hear him scratching at the lid of his coffin still. The other girls called her bluff and told her she was afraid to go there tonight. She eventually accepted their challenge and took a stake with her to drive in the ground to prove she'd been there. She headed off to the gravesite right away and never returned, the others assumed she had "chickened out" and went home ashamed. The next morning as they passed the graveyard they saw her there at the old man's grave. She had accidentally staked her nightshirt to the ground and died of fright.

Buried Alive
My great-great grandmother, ill for quite some time, finally passed away after laying in a coma for several days. My great-great grandfather was devastated beyond belief as she was his one true love and they had been married over 50 years. They were married so long that it seemed as if they knew each other's innermost thoughts. After the Doctor pronounced her dead, my great-great Grandfather insisted that she was not. They had to literally pry him away from his wife's body so they could get ready her for burial. Now, back in those days they had backyard burial plots and did not drain the body of its fluids. They simply prepared a proper coffin and committed the body (in its coffin) to its permanent resting place. Throughout this process, my great-great grandfather protested so fiercely that he had to be sedated and put to bed. His wife was buried and that was that. That night he woke to a horrific vision of his wife hysterically trying to scratch her way out of the coffin. He phoned the doctor immediately and begged to have his wife's body exhumed. The doctor refused, but my great-great grandfather had this nightmare every night for a week, each time frantically begging to have his wife removed from the grave. Finally the doctor gave in and, together with local authorities, exhumed the body. The coffin was pried open and to everyone's horror and amazement, my great-great grandmother's nails were bent back and there were obvious scratches on the inside of the coffin.

Vanishing Hitchhiker
A carload of guys going stag to the prom pick up a beautiful young woman hitchhiking. She doesn't have any plans for the evening, so she accompanies them to the prom and dances with all of them. Yet despite the summer evening, and despite the tuxedo jacket that one of them lends her, she's still cold. When it's time to go home, they drop her off on the pleasant tree-lined street in front of the quiet house she requests. Next day, the guy whose jacket she borrowed goes to collect it. The middle-aged woman who answers the door looks surprised, and then shows a photograph of the hitchhiking beauty, who was, of course, killed in a car accident twenty years earlier on the same stretch of road where the guys picked her up.