Tag Archives: Urban Legend

Beware Cars At Night

A phantom car is a haunted vechicle told in ghost stories and urban stories. Since the invention of the automobile, such tales exist across the planet. Often say the phantom car appears out of no where only to later vanish from sight. Witnesses report the driver is either a rotten corpse, skeleton or no one at all at the wheel. In the USA, Britain and Russia, stories exist of a black car that follows, chases or attempts to run down people. Among conspiracies theories and ufologist, black cars are mentioned in encounters with the men in black.

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When Legends Hold Truth

In researching paranormal event, one practise I always found is looking into any myths including any modern urban legends about the incident. Over the years, I had read and heard a mountain of such stories from across the globe. Some of these legends are inspired by actual occurrence and at times by real people. The urban myth, Charlie no face, shocked me in learning the tale had been based off a person named Raymond Robinson. The following YouTube video, produced by Crypticc, goes into more detail about legend of “The Green Man”.

Special Thank to Crypticc for permission on using this video.

YouTube Channel: Crypticc
A channel dedicated to all things creepy or bizarre. True crime, unsolved mysteries, strange history, horror movies and everything in between.

 

Hairy Situations

Prostitution is said to be the oldest profession in the world which existed within many societies throughout history. Often young men and women are warned to avoid such areas or districts in a city where only danger and misfortune await. In a few countries, there are legends told where supernatural threats lurking in the shadows of red-light districts hunting down unsuspecting victims. In Japanese folklore, young men planning on visiting the brothel should be wary of the kejoro.

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Face to Face With No Face

As a teenager back in 90s, I would indulge myself with anything containing horror be it plays, shows, or books during October. This would include all-nighters watching some of the worst of B-rated movies to the latest multi-million dollar blockbuster release. Now, I seen my share of horror films and only on a few occasions come across a video terrifying enough to get chills. One such movie I recall had a scene involved a man appearing out of a closet with no face resulting in a few enjoyable seconds of fear. Today, the name of film escapes me but remembered the time spent in trying to discover what it was. Years later with access to the Internet, I finally come to learn the creature was a Japanese yokai called the nopperabō.

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Lions, Tigers and Jubokko! Oh my!

Cryptozoology is the study of unknown animals along with plants that have not yet been accepted by science to exist or be real. In some cases, cryptozoologists researched accounts involving large carnivorous plants consuming animals and even human beings. What would one do if encountering a tree starving for human blood spawned not from nature but by supernatural forces? In Japan, legends warn of such a vampiric plant called the Jubokko.

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