where alligators in the NYC sewers, Big
Foot, or the Loch
Ness Monster might be lurking next?
They remain the stuff of legend or, more specifically, urban
legends — which have persisted in sparking imaginations among millions of fans who have rapidly circulated them by word-of-mouth, e-mails, message boards and blogs.
ever, you can usually spot a good urban legend if it
includes just enough juicy facts to be plausible. In the end, however, urban legends also feature suspiciously
lurid plot details to prove that they're anything BUT true.
Around the Web, check
out classic stories with a look at the most
famous urban legends of all time, along with a look at little-known
yarns and fascinating tales
that continue to hold us in thrall ...
AFU & Urban Legends Archive - They're all here,
searchable by category, including rousing tales to do with
sex, religion, movies, songs, food, and more.
Legend - Wikipedia - The online encyclopedia with
a good overview of what becomes a legend most with information
on their history & how they get started, and a list of
the most enduring.
Legends and Hoaxes Resource Center - A good link list
of all the major e-mail hoaxes that have made the rounds featuring
classics like Flesh Eating Bacteria, Spiders Under the Toilet
Seat, and other classics.
- A complete background on the most famous Internet hoaxes
in history with a special look at chain mail and e-mail scams,
and how to spot them, searchable by category.
Folklore - The giant compendium of tall tales, spooky
stories, myths & legends, plus more hours of fun with
Mexican, Canadian and Latin American folktales.
Top 25 Legends - Includes, among others, "Jamie
Lee Curtis is a hermaphrodite" and ... eerily haunted
Griffith Park!! If you are not already familiar with the City
of Angels' tales of the improbable, this great read is laugh-out-loud funny.