True or not, but sure as hell they are scary.
We all love to hear and read spooky stories, be it spooky season or not. It is a traditional thing between friends to bring up scary stories whenever they are in a gathering. Sleepovers are incomplete without scary story sessions. How can we forget bonfires and camping? It is a must to scare the hell out of your already scared friends especially when you’re in a spooky, haunted place. The weird and funny thing about this scary story-telling is that no one wants them to be stopped, they keep on listening. Even when they are scared as hell, they keep listening because of the thrills and chills.
We usually hear very exaggerated myths and legends that do not make sense at all, they do not get along very well with science or logic but little do we believe they can be true. There is always a possibility of everything, right? People do not just come up with these stories on the spot, they stem from somewhere. Either way, these myths and legends are very horrifying. We have gathered the most bloodcurdling and scariest stories to share with you. Keep scrolling to get some goosebumps.
1. Charlie Noonan.
Charlie Noonan was an amateur folklorist. He travelled the US chasing down the origins of bizarre and mysterious stories to write about. He heard about the legend of this old woman who does not seem like a human at all, hides her real identity with a scarf wrapped around her face. She is only seen walking around the farm with a big scary dog and she has that fearful aura, Charlie decided to find out the truth about this lady but unfortunately, it was his last adventure. No one knows where he went, if he is alive or not. He never returned home. It was like he disappeared. Only his camera was found and in it, his wife found only one photograph ready to be developed. Turns out it was possibly the photograph of the strange lady and her dog.
2. Elisa Day.
A beautiful young girl was courted by a young man that presented her with a rose and convinced her that he loved her. One day when she went to meet him on the banks of the river where beautiful roses grow, he waited until she was lost admiring the view. That is when he picked up a rock and repeatedly hit her head with it while whispering, “all beauty must die.” He then placed a single rose between her teeth and pushed her dead body into the river. No one found her dead body after that. To this day, people claim that her ghost is seen walking on the banks of the river amongst the roses.
3.The White Death.
This is the legend of a young girl who killed herself, and soon after her death, oddly all of her family members died one by one. The legend is actually that if you discuss her death, she will come knocking on your door to demand your life. I better shut up now.
4. Psychic Japan.
A Japanese Tv show called Psychic Japan used to discuss topics such as spirits and ghosts. Their main purpose was to convince people that they existed. Here is the picture that was taken of the audience one day, this one specific lady looked oddly deformed and as if she was possessed.
5. The Cooper Family.
When the Cooper family moved into their new home, they decided to celebrate their happiness and capture it forever by taking a family photo. When they developed the images, they could clearly see a ghostly figure in one of the images taken of the mother and grandmother with their kids. No one knows if it is real or not but it sure as hell is very creepy.
6. Cedar Senai Hospital.
A young patient escaped from their room in 1972 and killed two nurses before escaping from the hospital.
7. Candle cult.
In 2009 Peru, numerous murder cases appeared where the victims’ bodies were drained of all the fat that they had in their bodies. These murders were performed by a cult that would take all the fat and turn it into candles. They would later burn those candles so they can perform satanic rituals. Few of the members of that cult were later captured and they admitted that they were selling and trading the human fat to a trading ring that would use the human fat to make perfumes, anti-aging creams etc.
8. Volcanic ash.
An active volcano on the island of Peru caused a lot of air pollution. The residents of that island were forced to wear surgical masks 24/7 because they were at risk of breathing in dust, ash, and other dangerous substances.
9. The bunny man.
These legends started in 1970 in Fairfax County, Virginia when people started telling stories about a killer dressed in a bunny suit who started killing people with an axe. Mostly, the stories about this bunny man centre around Colchester Overpass. It is a southern railway overpass which is now commonly referred to as ‘bunny man bridge’.
10. The copycat of bunny man.
In 1982, this picture was found behind a dumpster in Georgia. It was handed to the police right away but the case remains unsolved and open to this day.
These stories are so bone-chilling scary, I have never heard most of these and hopefully, these are just myths and not true. I am definitely going to have nightmares tonight. Keep scrolling to learn some more insanely terrifying myths and legends popular all around the world…
11. The Halloween Murderer.
In 1962, a Halloween party was drastically ruined by a masked man who entered the children’s party with a kitchen knife and proceeded to stab 7 children to death. He was never captured as he fled the scene right away.
12. Residents of Delaware.
It was 2005 when the residents of Delaware were tricked into thinking that the body hanging from the tree was a Halloween stunt but someone noticed that the body was still warm and immediately called the police. That is when they found out it was a dead body of a woman who committed suicide by hanging herself on a tree that was a mile away from her home.
13. Killer Chef David Viens.
In 2009 October, this L.A. professional chef got into an argument with his wife and ended up duct-taping her hands, feet, and mouth so she could not escape him. He left her alone for a long while, she died by the time he came back. To convince everyone that she left him without notice so no one can suspect her death, he fake texted himself from her phone. He even dumped her 105-pound body into the drum of boiling water and cooked his wife’s dead body for 4 days until nothing but her skull was left. No one believed his lies and reported the woman missing. When police started suspecting Viens of his wife’s death, in 2011 he tried jumping off a cliff to end his life but ended up surviving with severe injuries. He is now sentenced to serve 15 years to life in jail.
14. Deadly motels.
In 1994 Miami, 1996 Pasadena, and In 2003 Kansas City, on these three different occasions, people rented motels and hotel rooms where they were greeted with the sticky, metallic stench of blood and decomposing meat. Later, dead bodies were found under the beds of all these three locations.
15. The Buckley Children.
It is a well-known Halloween myth that two children of the Buckley family, Susan and John, beheaded their own mother as a joke on Halloween. The story goes that the kids decided to get a dummy and behead it to seem cool and spooky on Halloween but the Buckley children had other plans. They thought beheading their own mother would be more fun so they did that in front of the whole neighborhood. Soon when people realized that they did in fact behead a real human, their mother, and that it is not a Halloween decoration dummy, they immediately called the police. The children disappeared way before anyone’s suspicion.
16. Dr. Jacquelyn Kotarac.
This woman’s dead body was found in the chimney of her estranged lover’s home. Apparently, she suffocated to death after lodging herself into the chimney. Her dead body was discovered when a house sitter suspected a disturbing smell in the house. It took five hours for a team of firefighters to extract her dead body.
17. Michelina Lewandowska.
In 2011, this 27-year-old woman was buried alive by her then-fiance. He was afraid she was going to cut ties to their already broken relationship and he wanted the custody of their 3-year-old son. In an attempt to get rid of Michelina, he shot her multiple times with his stun gun, taped her up, and buried her in a cardboard box. Fortunately, she escaped after an hour-long attempt at cutting the cardboard box with her engagement ring. The man is now behind the bars where he belongs.
A malevolent figure in Japanese urban legends and folklore, also described as a malicious spirit of a woman. The legend of Kuchisake-onna is that she was mutilated after her samurai husband caught her cheating on him with another samurai. He slit her face from one ear to another ear as a form of punishment. After carving her mouth, he then asked her, “Who will think you are beautiful now?” and people believe to this day that a woman wearing a medical mask with a sharp object in her hand wanders the streets asking strangers if they think she is pretty. Does not matter what you reply to her with, she kills you right after removing her mask.
19. Black-eyed children.
We have all come across the stories of black-eyed children at least once in our lives. It is the most common one so far. There have been countless amount of encounters of people with this specific type of ghostly children whose eyes are all black. Most of the stories related to these children are them requesting strangers to ‘let them in’ somewhere. A car, a house, it can be anywhere to seek shelter. As terrifying as those children look with their deep dark black pupils, surely, no one lets them in. Obviously, scared as hell, these people start running to seek shelter for themselves instead. One of the most popular and recognized stories related to these black-eyed children is of Brian Bethel, a journalist whose car was approached by a pair of these ghostly children. They claimed that they have lost their way after missing a movie and they needed a ride home, they demanded to be let into his car. He immediately drove off and when Brian looked in the rearview mirror expecting the two children to still be standing on their spot, instead he saw an empty road. They had vanished from there in a matter of seconds. Lucky Brian.
The Slenderman is an unnaturally tall figure with no face and is famously known for abducting, stalking, and traumatizing people but mostly children. He is very popular in the film industry. Authors have come up with many new versions of The Slenderman from time to time. He is a fictional character now, he has also featured in many movies and video games. It is known that whoever has ever indulged in the work or stories related to him have been linked to violent and dangerous acts. There is another story linked with the Slenderman, in the late 2000s, it is believed that he convinced a couple of young girls to commit the murder of their friend and they did so in an attempt to become Slenderman proxies.
Some of these were common but mostly these stories were so crazy and mind-jumbling, I am turning my head at every little noise made in my house now. My sensitive heart can not read any more of these. Do you believe in such myths and legends? Do you believe in supernatural powers, ghosts and spirits? We would love to hear your opinions in the comments down below…