Top 25 Scary Urban Legends – True Scary Stories


Urban legends are rarely true, but they do reveal important truths about us — our deepest, darkest fears, for example. Sharing horror stories is a way of coping with what scares us. Here are twenty-five tales of terror to read and pass along… if you dare!

The Dead Boyfriend - Color Day Production/The image Bank/Getty Images
Color Day Production/The image Bank/Getty Images

1.  The Dead Boyfriend

A teenage couple is parked late at night on lovers’ lane. The boy gets out of the car and heads for the bushes to go to the bathroom, but doesn’t return. After waiting what seems like an eternity, his girlfriend finally hears what she thinks are his footsteps approaching. Only it’s not footsteps. It’s something scraping back and forth across the roof of the vehicle.More »

Scary Clown - Renee Keith/Vetta/Getty Images
Renee Keith/Vetta/Getty Images

2.  The Clown Statue

An adolescent babysitter caring for two small children phoned their parents late in the evening to ask for permission to cover up the life-size clown statue in the corner of the family room. “It’s not that I don’t like it,” she said. “It just kind of freaks me out. I can’t watch TV with that thing in the room.” Their reaction freaked her out even more. More »

Russian Sleep Experiment - James Bruntz/Moment/Getty Images
James Bruntz/Moment/Getty Images

3.  The Russian Sleep Experiment

Not long after the end of World War II, Russian researchers conducted an experiment in which five prison inmates were confined in a sealed chamber and exposed to a powerful stimulant gas to test the effects of long-term sleep deprivation on human subjects. The inmates had been promised their freedom if they could stay awake for 30 days straight. What could possibly go wrong?

Top 25 Scary Urban Legends – True Scary Stories

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