15 Urban Legends That Turned Out to Be True

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Urban legends are those stories that we love to tell that are so creepy or far-fetched that they can’t possibly be real. Or are they? Check out these 15 urban legends that turned out to be true.

15. Dead Body Under The Bed

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Legend

A couple checks into a hotel and smells a horrible odor. They sleep in the room overnight and complain about the smell the next morning. After investigating the room, a dead body is discovered under the mattress.

14. Dead Body Rolled In Carpet

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14. Dead Body Rolled In Carpet

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Legend

We’ve all seen it in the movies: a dead body rolled up in an old rug. But does that actually happen in real life?

True Story

Columbia University students discovered an old rolled up carpet on the side of the street. They decided to take it and use it in their dorm. When they got to their dorm and unrolled it, they discovered a dead body that had been shot several times.

13. Halloween Stunt Goes Horribly Wrong

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Legend

A teen gives an audience the ultimate finale to a Halloween show by actually hanging himself.

True Story

A working gallows was built for a Halloween show. It was supposed to be rigged where the “victim” was secured by a harness and he’d stop just before actually being hanged. Unfortunately, it didn’t work. The incident has happened more than once.

12. Elevator Decapitation

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Legend

Someone is trapped by elevator doors and then decapitated, split in half or lose some other limb as the elevator continues to move.

True Story

In 2003, Dr. Hitoshi Nikaidoh stepped into a Houston hospital elevator but the doors closed early. It pinned his torso and as the elevator went up, it chopped off his head.

11. Runaway Gurney

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Legend

A patient is killed when their hospital gurney is left unattended and rolls away.

True Story

This was originally an urban legend. It came true in 1991 when a 76-year-old man was transported from his nursing home to a hospital for a regular check-up. The attendants went to talk to the office staff and the gurney rolled away and flipped over. The man suffered head injuries and later died of complications from his injuries.

10. The Toxic Lady

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Legend

A patient is cut into and rancid fumes emit from the body. All the nurses and doctors in contact with the patient suddenly become violently ill and die.

15 Urban Legends That Turned Out to Be True

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