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    Please share creepy stories/legends from your area

    I like to read peoples' tales of the strange/paranorma/weird mysteries/legends from their area. Please share some!

    For instance--out in the boondocks of my county it is said that a farmer built his own private auto racetrack where he and his friends used to hold races, until there was a horrific accident that killed some. Supposedly, if you go down this road by the abandoned property and shut off the engine you can hear the sounds of racing cars followed by screeching tires, or something to that effect.

    Another story from our county--- in the 1960s, this family claimed to have a monster in their well. Many people visited the infamous well. They even had the local paper come out and do a story. The family wasn't "all there" in the head, if you get my drift.

    There was a farmer who really was attacked and killed by hogs. They(sows) can be very mean when they have piglets and he was at the right place at the wrong time. It's still creepy.

    A little girl was playing in a pile of leaves when a car parked on top of her. Her mother blamd the husband for her death(he was watching her) and they quickly moved away from our town.

    There used to be a "haunted" house out in the boondocks. People used to report a strange deer-like creature in the same proximity. Finally, the fire department burned it down(on purpose) during a training session so high schoolers wouldn't go hang out in it. Before that happened a popular girl from my class was in it, stepped on a rotted board and tore up her knee joint. Knee went one direction, body went the other. She had surgery and was in a leg brace fro most of her senior year.

    A well-kept mansion in our town is rumored to have a tunnel from their basement that runs up a block. Nobody reliable has ever been in this tunnel. And of course there is a ghost in it.

    On "Blood Road" you can supposedly see the blood stains of a car accident victim that will never come out of the pavement. The road is rumored to have been paved over several times but the "stains" always come back.

    At midnight on Halloween the statue on a baby's grave supposedly turns over.

    Our old hospital had a ghost in it of a woman who died in childbirth during the 50s. She would go up to people and ask "Where's my baby!" and wasn't very friendly. As the story went.

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    We have Mothman of "The Mothman Prophecies" fame. And there is Bat Boy who is actually my lovechild with Elvis. :D

    There used to be a story that was in the local newspapers every few years about a house where a young girl had died. Supposedly a cameo type likeness of her appeared on one of the stucco columns on the porch of the family's home. Cleaning and painting failed to remove the image. I haven't heard anything about it in a long time. Maybe it was a freaky case of black mold, LOL?

    My grandmother always told us a story about when she was a little girl coming home from church one night in a horse and buggy with her father. One night a ball of flames just rolled across the road causing the horse to rear up and refuse to go any farther until the ball disappeared.

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    We have a couple of legends in British Columbia - the legend of "Big Foot" some claim to have seen him and from Kelowna - where my sister lives - the legend of the Ogopogo - like the lochness monster in Scotland.


    http://www.vtours.com/kelowna/ogopogo.htm
    http://www.ogopogo.org/
    http://www.ufobc.ca/Supernatural/Bigfoot/

    These sites should give you some chilling tales!!!!


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    Piel: I read The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel, and it was one of the scariest books I've ever read. The Richard Gere movie really botched it up; it was nothing like the book and left out major characters and incidents.
    I find the entire thing very creepy.

    Your grandma may have seen ball lightning. Something similar happened to some men I used to hang out with 10 years ago. Has anybody else in that area had this happen to them?

    Ladskater--thank you for the links! Ogopogo has always been a fascinating lake monster, and it sounds bigger in size than Nessie. I saw a woman interviewed on TV who was near a bridge when she saw a dark mass/shadow moving under the water's surface. That particular story sent shivers down my spine.

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    Well...at the early 1900's one of the buttler's daughters from my family's state in the coutry hanged herself after discovering that she was pregnant (the father of her child was a married gaucho). Since then several members of my family have heard her coming up the stairs of the house to the room she used to live and knoking and trying to open the door late at night.

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    After my late sister's husband died at 42 of malignant brain tumor, she swears his ghost was in her house. Sometimes he would pick up a sofa cushion and throw it across the room. She never was afraid. Felt he was trying to protect her. She moved to a cabin on a lake with our bro & wife, now lives there alone, and he disappeared.

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    I love to hear creepy stories! I have all kinds of stories that have been passed down throughout both sides of my family.
    My family and I use to attend a Indian Church, which is 100+ yrs. old. Anyways, on any given night, you can sit outside the church grounds and hear the past deceased members singing church hymns in the Creek language.
    If anyone else is interested in hearing ghost stories and such, you can go to www.theshadowlands.net It is a really good site and it has ghost photos and list of states with haunted places. They also have other countries. So check it out if you can!

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    Lad,

    I spent a better part of the night perusing this site. Veriy interesting sutff. I chalked the whole Bigfoot thing up to that guy in California that admitted to playing this prank and it was revealed after he died. After reading these stories, it looks that there is much more to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ladskater
    We have a couple of legends in British Columbia - the legend of "Big Foot" some claim to have seen him and from Kelowna - where my sister lives - the legend of the Ogopogo - like the lochness monster in Scotland.


    http://www.vtours.com/kelowna/ogopogo.htm
    http://www.ogopogo.org/
    http://www.ufobc.ca/Supernatural/Bigfoot/

    These sites should give you some chilling tales!!!!


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    What about Bigfoot prints from around the nation? That guy couldn't have been everywhere making those! BUT, I need a body in order to believe in Bigfoot.

    Has anyone ever taken the Haunted Tour of Chicago?

    Keep the stories coming! And thanks to those who have posted in here.

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    The Shadowlands site is very informative. Have any of you ever experienced sleep paralysis? I have but had no idea it had a name until reading on that site. I thought it was just a strange nightmare of some kind .

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    I'm not sure what you mean by sleep paralysis. I have awakened from feeling I couldn't move or breathe. I think maybe I may have some sleep apnea.

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