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Old 05-17-2016, 04:29 AM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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What are some interesting and creepy urban legends local to where you live? Only one I could find out around here is about Old Alton Bridge, where apparently there's a goatman that is seen if you drive across with the headlights off. The urban legend talks about a black goat farmer (he was black, not the goats) which racist klansmen tried to lynch over the bridge.

I love all those creepy paranormal stories like of the mothman, or the Michigan dogman. Share whichever you know local to you, the creepier the better!
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Old 05-17-2016, 06:41 AM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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In Virginia Beach/Chesapeake, rumor has it that a man was out looking for his dog late at night around Stumpy Lake, off of Elbow Road, and was hit and killed by a car. Apparently, you can still see this man looking for his dog if you drive down Elbow Road at night with your headlights off.

...Which is absolutely hilarious, because given how twisty Elbow Road is (It has that name for a reason), I'm relatively certain this was just a joke to make people total their cars.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:00 AM
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13 Curves on Onondaga HillHaunted History Trail |

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Old 05-17-2016, 07:04 AM
Location: Arvada, CO
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In Corona, CA, it was Gravity Hill.

On Gilbert Ave, if you parked your car in neutral on a little bump in the road, the ghost of a girl who was murdered there would push you up and over the bump, and on down the hill going northbound. As you completely descend down the hill, if you roll your windows down, you can hear the little girl's shrieks as you descend.

c. mid-2000s, local residents had the bump flattened out. The new residents of the sprawl that swallowed up Gilbert Ave didn't want teenagers invading their neighborhood in the middle of the night. Gilbert Ave was once out in the orange groves; good luck finding any working orange farms in Corona these days.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:12 AM
Location: Oklahoma City
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From where I'm originally from, Choctaw Nation in southeastern Oklahoma, we have mythological figures called Kowi Anukasha, little people that live in the forest. The name, often shortened to Kwanukasha, is a Choctaw phrase translating to "forest dwellers". I used to hear stories about them while growing up and they have always freaked me out.
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:13 AM
Location: The City
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Does the jersey Devil count?
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:20 AM
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Molly Pitcher.

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Old 05-17-2016, 09:25 AM
Location: SF Bay Area
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Slaughterhouse on Empire Mine Rd in Antioch:
East Contra Costa County’s “Spooky” Places | East County Today

Went to it one night in high school, it's god damn creepy and you hear stuff.
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Old 05-17-2016, 01:28 PM
Location: Bel Air, California
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Minnesota River Bottoms in the SW Mpls suburbs had a mad scientist that bred weird combinations of animals the worst of which was the chicken-shark. Use to race past his broken down home late at night and nearby was where we were stalked by a moth-man type creature while sitting up on a hill above the road drinking beer. It was way too tall to be the chicken-shark and moved around like a moth man with wet wings slowing him down which explains how we were able to escape.

In the Prince movie Purple Rain, when he's driving his bike with Appollonia along the dirt road before they stop at the bridge, that is the mad scientist's road.
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:09 PM
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Before it starts: almost every community has the story of the indian maiden that drowned in a waterfall, river, lake or pond. it's not original.
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