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The World’s CREEPIEST Urban Legends!


From a creature that feasts on livestock to
another known to punish naughty children, these are some of the creepiest urban legends
in the world! Number 10. Krampus The story of Krampus is much more widespread
today than it was just a few years ago because of the 2015 comedy-horror flick titled after
the folktale. But, there’s nothing funny about the original
story. This legend began in Central Europe. Krampus is Santa Claus’s evil counterpart
and is far from human. His sharp goat-like horns protrude from his
forehead, he has cloven hooves and a long, pointed tongue that hangs from his mouth. He’s covered in thick black hair, and he has
knife-like fangs. Many people describe him as being half-goat
and half-demon. Around Christmastime, he travels to various
places including Austria, Croatia, Northern Italy, Slovakia, and Hungary and punishes
naughty children. Krampus is often depicted carrying coal and
birch branches, which he uses to swat kids, and he carries a whip in other images. Sometimes, Krampus brings a basket or sack
with him and kidnaps bad children to eat, drown, or take to the underworld. Number 9. The Hookman The story of The Hook or Hookman was created
in the 1950s and became popular in 1960 after being reprinted in the Dear Abby advice column. The Hookman is so named because he has a hook
in place of one of his hands. One version of the tale begins with a young
couple driving through a wooded area during the night. They are forced to stop after their car breaks
down, and the man walks off to find help. Meanwhile, the girl is left in the vehicle
alone and turns the radio on to keep herself entertained. That’s when a disturbing news bulletin pops
on the air, stating that a mental patient has escaped his confines and is on the loose. After hearing a loud thumping on the roof
of the vehicle, she steps out and turns around to find The Hookman hitting the car with her
boyfriend’s detached head. In other versions of the story, the man and
woman meet an untimely demise, and in some, it’s only the girl. In most varieties, however, a hook is found
at the crime scene. Number 8. Loch Ness Monster Since this urban legend is one of the most
well-known in the world, there aren’t many people who’ll be surprised to see this strange
aquatic creature on our list. The earliest record of this monster is from
a sixth-century AD book by Adomnan, which details an Irish monk’s encounter with the
River Ness “water beast.” There were a couple of other sightings in
the early 1870s, but the most famous took place on July 1933. A man named George Spicer and his spouse recalled
seeing the animal traverse the street in front of their car. The mysterious creature stood four feet high
at the shoulders with a twenty-five-foot-long body and twelve-foot-long narrow neck. Although the couple didn’t see any limbs,
the monster heaved its way across the road and into the loch, leaving behind a trail
of damaged underbrush. After news of the supposed beast spread, more
and more people began visiting the area to catch a glimpse of it. Over the years, various other sightings kept
the interest of the legend growing. Even evidence from a 2013 video, Apple Maps
picture, and Google Street View suggest the Loch Ness monster could be real. Despite scientific evidence pointing to a
hoax, many still believe this creature resides in the Scottish Highlands’ Loch Ness. Number 7. Nale Ba Known in English as “come tomorrow,” this
urban legend stems from Karnataka in southwestern India. People across rural areas write Nale Ba or
“come tomorrow” on their doors to deter malevolent spirits from entering their homes. There are a few variations of the myth, some
of which describe the ghost of a bride that roams the streets at night looking for her
husband. If the ghost enters a house, she abducts the
man of the family; and since he is often the only source of income in these areas of the
world, taking him away causes severe hardship for the other family members. Although it began years ago, this legend became
viral in the 1990s. The story is as follows: A witch walks the streets at night and knocks
on the door. If you open it when she knocks, you’ll meet
an untimely demise. Therefore, residents write “Nale Ba” on the
walls and doors of their homes to deter the spirit for another day. Number 6. The Spider Bite This legend, also called “The Red Spot,” originated
in Europe in the 1970s. The myth is about a young woman from a northern
place, like New York City or England, who travels to an exotic location, such as South
America or Mexico. While on holiday in this tropical climate,
she decides to lay out in the sun, and a spider lands on her cheek and bites her. The bite mark soon begins swelling, resulting
in a boil-like blotch on her face. After rushing home to be treated, a doctor
lances the bite mark. It bursts open and hundreds of small spiders
pour out of her cheek. The young woman goes into shock and loses
her sanity. Number 5. Bleeding Stone This ancient Roman tale originated during
the Byzantine Empire and was started by the Emperor Theodosius. When over seven thousand people perished under
Theodosius’s rule in Hippodrome Square, the surviving citizens created a memorial stone,
which was engraved with all of the victims’ names. Every year, the stone was said to bleed on
the anniversary of the devastating incident. Since the Emperor didn’t want a reminder,
he commanded the destruction of the memorial. After the Bleeding Stone was destroyed, a
curse fell upon Hippodrome, and any structure that was built in the area was mystically
demolished – specifically the homes of people who refused to acknowledge the history of
the location. Since the Archives of the History of Thessaloniki
now rest on the site of the stone and thoroughly recognize the awful events that occurred there,
the curse has been lifted for now. Number 4. Chupacabra Another terrifying creature that almost everyone
has heard of is the Chupacabra, which means “goat-sucker” in Spanish. The first reported incident involving one
of these mythic beasts happened in Puerto Rico in 1995. Eight sheep were discovered entirely drained
of blood with puncture wounds marking their chests. A short time after, a woman named Madelyne
Tolentino claimed that she’d seen the creature in Canovanas, where about one hundred fifty
farm animals had perished. The term “Chupacabra” was coined by Silverio
Perez, a Puerto Rican comedian, after the first report. The incidents soon began happening across
several other nations, from the Dominican Republic to the United States. In 2018, several of the creatures were supposedly
spotted in India, and numerous people recalled seeing the Chupacabras in person. Number 3. Umm Al Duwais This story stems from the United Arab Emirates
and features one of the nation’s most feared djinn. A djinn, known by the Anglican term “genie,”
is a spirit that can be either good or evil. But, in the case of Umm Al Duwais, it is the
latter. This legend has been around for years and
managed to survive the transition into modern times, unlike many other djinn. Um Al Duwais has beautiful feline eyes, jet
black hair, and smells of sweet perfume. She also has the feet of a burro, which she
keeps hidden, and her hands are made of blades. Ancient tales describe her as a monster who
demolishes men, women, and children. But, other versions paint her as a seductress
who draws men in with her good looks before ending their lives with a flick of her scythe-like
hands. Sometimes the spirit is said to consume various
animals as well and trick women along with men by disguising herself as a friend. Nowadays, however, some people – mainly women
– side with Umm Al Duwais, whose primary goal is often interpreted as ridding the world
of unfaithful, evil, and monstrous men. Number 2. Bloody Mary The origin of this disturbing tale can’t be
pinpointed, but some theories suggest that it stems from Elizabeth Bathory, a villainous
queen known for taking the lives of hundreds of young women, Mary I of England, who ordered
the demise of several Protestants for heresy, or Mary Worth, a witch who was persecuted
and perished during the Salem witch trials. No matter where the story comes from, Bloody
Mary turned into a common and frightening ritual that people all over the world have
tried in hopes of conjuring up something supernatural. For anybody brave enough to try it, the act
begins with a participant who must enter a dark room with a mirror and a lit candle. They have to look into the mirror while chanting
the name “Bloody Mary” usually thirteen times. If done correctly, the woman is said to appear
in the mirror. However, there’s a chance she’ll reach out
to scratch your face or haunt you for eternity. Number 1. Gjenganger These terrifying spirits come from Scandinavian
folklore, and the name roughly means “walking again” in Norwegian. So, it’s similar to the more commonly known
zombie, except these former humans usually have a reason for returning from their graves. Most of the time, it’s because they’re unable
to rest in peace. Commonly, a gjenganger perished by someone
else’s hand, they took their own lives, or they have unfinished business. Although they’re walking once more, they usually
need the help of the living to complete any tasks left undone. Traditionally, these creatures were completely
entirely tangible and didn’t have any ghostly qualities. They were known to be evil and violent and
often returned to viciously haunt their friends and family; so, people went to great lengths
to make sure they stayed put after their burials. The legend is traced back to the Vikings when
they were featured in Icelandic sagas and referred to as “Draugr.” Luckily, these malicious beings are mortal
and will succumb to a sharp sword. What are some other creepy urban legends you’ve
heard of? Tell us your scary stories in the comments
below! And, as always, thank you for watching!

Stephen Childs

7 Comments

  1. When is your next video? 😀 Keep it up! Would you like to be YouTube friends? 🙂

  2. Yeah I don't believe it I am 54 never have I seen proof of any of this so call evil incounters

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