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13 Great Myths and Urban Legends by the Mythbuster






1. Dover Demon

1977, Dover Massachusetts, USA: On April 21 and 22 there were sightings of a strange creature that could not be easily explained or likened to any other known animal in the Massachusetts region...

2. Beast of Gevaudan

A young woman who went out to tend cattle in the fields in the area near Gevaudan in southcentral France was suddenly confronted with a huge and frightening creature advancing with great speed toward her...

3. Legend of Sawney Bean

I'll try to keep the details of this legend in simple terms and not get flashy with adjectives, since the Legend of Sawney Bean involves cannibalism and violence...


4. Urban Legend The Dead Boyfriend

Though this story has been widely circulated already, it may offend or disturb young or sensitive readers. During the late evening hours, a young couple parks at an out-of-town or otherwise very secluded...


5. Skinned Tom

Here's how the story goes: Tom was young and attractive. He liked the ladies and the ladies liked him, too. He dated a lot, and once he'd dated the best...


6. Mothman

On a chilly November night in 1966, two young couples drove into the TNT area north of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, when they realized they were not alone.


7. Poltergeist Curse

A Striking number of cast members who appeared in the Poltergeist movies have met with an intimely, innatural death...


8. Kamikaze Pilots and War Myth

A Kamikaze pilot is commonly held to be some kind of crazed pilot whose airbourne battle skills were greatly enhanced by lack of regard for his own life. Intensely dedicated to the task of killing enemy...

9. Buried Alive

Imagine how horrible it would be to get buried while still alive? It's a thought many of us have pondered at least once - and shuddered about, no doubt, too.

10. Don't Flash The Headlights

A new and disturbing gang ritual has surfaced (or, 're-surfaced) in major cities across North America. It goes something like this: The new gang member must perform the flashing headlight game...


11. Knock Knock Knock

The babysitter that a mother had hired to watch her two children for a couple of hours cancelled on the mother with very short notice. This left the mother in quite a bind because she had an important meeting...

12. The Hook Myth and Parental Control

This urban legend goes something like this: A young couple drives out to a local, out-of-the-way spot for some privacy and to do what young couples like to do in private. The 'boy' selects a location to park..

13. Las Vegas Human Organ Harvesting

In 1996, Las Vegas police reported a series of crimes, very disturbing in nature. The crimes were all committed along 'the strip.' The first victim in a series of bizarre events was a young Ohio man in town..

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