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Urban Legends

The Truth Behind All Those Deliciously Entertaining Myths That Are Absolutely, Positively, 100% Not True

by Richard Roeper

  • 190 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading

Published by Career Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Humour,
  • Literature: Texts,
  • United States,
  • Folklore,
  • Urban Sociology,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Folklore & Mythology - Folklore,
  • Customs & Traditions,
  • Social life and customs,
  • Urban folklore

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages287
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8646843M
    ISBN 101564144186
    ISBN 109781564144188

      We have fact-checked a lot of scary stories on Some are ghost stories, some are urban legends, and some are true horrors.   These 8 Arkansas Urban Legends Will Keep You Up At Night. The stories people tell and the things people say they’ve seen can be so amazing! Arkansas has its fair share of urban legends and tales told around campfires (the Boggy Creek Monster is still the most famous Arkansas urban legend and likely the most covered in fiction and other media), and these particular stories just might be worth.

    This exhaustive and compellingly readable reference work offers alphabetical entries on every aspect of the subject, including descriptions of hundreds of individual legends and their variations, legend themes, and scholarly approaches to the genre. Other entries discuss the relationship of urban legends to literature, film, comic books, music, and many other areas of popular culture.5/5(1). Read The Big Book of TPB Urban Legends comic online free and high quality. Unique reading type: All pages - just need to scroll to read next page.

    8 The Unfortunate Coat Incident. This urban legend begins on a cold winter day with a young couple who were having a christening party in their home for their new baby. The guests started to arrive out of the cold, and as they were welcomed by their hosts, they tossed their coats onto a bed that was near the main living room.   Instead of the book, you want a box of the original Urban Legends/ Shock Stories cards! Only 1, numbered boxes were made, each containing a complete full color set of BOTH series -- Also gum, plus a parallel series of 3-D cards (one per pack)! There's also 3-glasses included plus an original artist sketch card in every on: Tallahassee, FL.


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Urban legends--those apocryphal, happened-to-a-friend-of-a-friend stories of such outlandish incidents as "the microwaved pet" and "alligators in the sewer"--are inherently fun, but they've never been as entertainingly presented as in this collection of some told in comic strip format by a stunning variety of artists drawn from the comics mainstream (e.g., Howard Chaykin, Keith Giffen, Dick Giordano), Cited by: An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend is a form of modern folklore.

It usually consists of fictional stories, often presented as true, with macabre or humorous elements, rooted in local popular culture. Popular Urban Legends Books More popular urban legends books. Books shelved as urban-legends: The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings by Jan Harold Brunvand, The Choking Doberman: And Oth.

Discover the best Urban Legends Humor in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. Urban legends share several common features.

According to Jan Harold Brunvand, the author of several books on the subject, a key aspect of all such tales is the "friend of a friend" (FOAF) factor. That is, the narrator insists that the event has actually happened to. Ghost-less Urban Legends book stories, urban legends are modern day fairytales.

Just as Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks were spread by oral tradition, urban myths. An urban legend, myth, or tale is a modern genre of folklore.

It often consists of fictional stories associated with the macabre, superstitions, cryptids, creepypasta, and other fear. The definitive Internet reference source for researching urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.

David Emery is an internet folklore expert, and debunker of urban legends, hoaxes, and popular misconceptions. He currently writes for Urban Legends [ edit ] Published in with writers Robert Boyd, Jan Harold Brunvand, and Robert Loren Fleming ; the Big Book of Urban Legends won the Eisner Award for Best Anthology.

Collected by Brunvand, the two hundred tales in this volume are folklore for our times. Weirdos [ edit ]Format: Ongoing series.

Witchcraft, Magic & the Supernatural Urban Legend Books Select a category below to see more folklore books. New. 'Too Good to Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends' By Jan Harold Bruvand. Septem Web posted at: p.m. EDT ( GMT) (CNN) -- Alligators in the sewers.

Out of the various ghastly Ohio urban legends, this one may be the strangest: A humanoid, 4-foot frog apparently hangs out on the sides of roads in Loveland at night, and it will stand up on its hind legs, wave a wand over its head, and shoot sparks to deter humans.

Oklahoma: The. Whether you dismiss urban legends as children's lore or believe they're based on fact, these 50 tales will send a a shiver up your spine. Decide for yourself which of these urban legends from Author: Taylor Markarian. What Are Urban Legends. Great story often retold “urban folklore” Funny, sad or horrifying Usually instructive Sounds too good to be true.

Often happened to a. The tabloid, the Urban Legend receives a letter of invitation to cover the excavation of a Spanish galleon. But when Ace reporter Billy Sloan arrives and the site of the dig all she finds is murder and mystery and a chance to lose her life.

Scary Japanese urban legends, myths and ghost stories. Read scary stories that inspired many famous horror movies, anime and manga. Find out more about them and send a chill down your spine. Years ago in Japan, there was a tradition where people would gather in a room and light candles.

Then they would start telling scary tales and ghost. The legend of Bigfoot begins inwhen journalist Andrew Genzoli published a letter from a reader of the paper he worked at. The letter detailed mysteriously large footprints that loggers in northern California had found.

"Maybe we have a relative of the Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas," Genzoli wrote, according to : Gabbi Shaw. Urban legends often come with a dose of skepticism. (No, a killer with a hook hand has never terrorized necking couples.) But sometimes, these stories turn out to be true.

The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. By a Skunk Ape HQ has popped up in the Everglades where you can book tours out into the swamp or reserve a spot on a hunting expedition to. There are a multitude of urban legends and folktales from Japan. So many, that today I’m focussing exclusively on supernatural urban legends, and even then, this is by no means an exhaustive more?

Let me know in the comments or over on Twitter and I’ll make it happen.Urban Legends A Collection of International Tall Tales and Terrors (Book): Don't get in that car without looking in the back seat!

Everyone has heard the story about such-and-such, and while it sounds impossible, so-and-so swears that it must be true. Often gory, disgusting, shocking, and surprising, urban legends are central to everyday experience.

Here's an example story of the so-called "Choking Doberman" urban legend:  My cousin and his wife lived in Sydney with this huge Doberman in a little apartment off Maroubra Road.

One night they went out for dinner and a spot of clubbing. By the time they got home it was late and my cousin was more than a little drunk.