Every town has its own spooky urban legend. We’ve all heard at least a few.
We’re talking about the nightmarish tales with a local twist that get passed down from one generation to the next—serving as the perfect stories to share at slumber parties and campfires. Whether it be a creepy ghost story in the form of a haunted road or vengeful spirit, or something a little harder to explain, like an extraterrestrial hotbed or a beastly Sasquatch, urban legends are everywhere you look.
But when it comes to some of the more popular legends, questions surrounding the local lore tend to come up. Like, which state has had the most Bigfoot sightings? And in what town is the Lady in White story the most chilling? Some of these eerie legends stem from real-life tragedies, while others were born to be fictional creepy campfire tales. However, regardless of a story’s origin, these 50 urban legends will send shivers down your spine.
So if you’ve already visited some of America’s creepiest ghost towns or have even taken a ghost tour (or two… or three), then perhaps it’s time to seek out the spookiest urban legend in your state. What are you waiting for?