“CREATING A TERRIFYING URBAN LEGEND” and More Horrifying True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

CREATING A TERRIFYING URBAN LEGEND” and More Horrifying True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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IN THIS EPISODE: From monsters to ghosts, some scary urban legends and myths have been spooking out the masses for years — and for good reason, as they have backstories based on real figures and events. From Candyman to Slenderman, we’ll look at a few of the most terrifying urban legends that are based on true tales, and we’ll look into what it takes to create an urban legend of these magnitudes. (The True Stories Behind Terrifying Urban Legends) *** Unidentified Flying Objects have been around much longer than Roswell. Four centuries ago, before flying vehicles were known to even be possible, ancient Russia had quite a shock when they looked into the sky. (The Robozero Lake UFO of 1663) *** In St. James Episcopal Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia there is a grave that people say began to weep tears of blood when they got too close. (The Halloween Legend of Mary Meinert’s Grave) *** A man believes he hears the sound of a car crash – but it shouldn’t be impossible from where he lives. (The Unexplained Sound of a Crash) *** While serving a life sentence for the murder of 14-year-old Mary Ellen Deener, Lester Eubanks was granted a trip to an Ohio mall — then he vanished without a trace. (The Escape of Lester Eubanks)
(Dark Archives episode from October 26, 2020)
SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
“The True Stories Behind Terrifying Urban Legends” by Marco Margaritoff for All That’s Interesting: https://tinyurl.com/y65pg596 and Jake Rossen for Mental Floss: https://tinyurl.com/yy8w7d56
“What Makes an Urban Legend” by David Robson for BBC.com: https://tinyurl.com/y44qhtxo
“The Robozero Lake UFO of 1663” by A. Sutherland for Message to Eagle: https://tinyurl.com/y6zh7fct
“The Halloween Legend of Mary Meinert’s Grave” by Jessica Ferri for The Line Up: https://tinyurl.com/yyrlku7u
“The Unexplained Sound of a Crash” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: https://tinyurl.com/y6fyh9ae
“The Escape of Lester Eubanks” by Marco Margaritoff for All That’s Interesting: https://tinyurl.com/y4yvnfff
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