From UrbanLegends.about.com by David Emery:
It’s the witching hour on a dark, moonless night. You’re huddled with friends around a campfire in the woods far from town, taking turns telling tales. Someone has just recounted a particularly eerie ghost story, insisting it was true. You sit silently, staring self-consciously into the flames, reluctant to let on that the story actually made your skin crawl. Then someone in the shadows clears his throat and speaks:
“Did you hear the one about. . .”
Strange things happen in the dark, and as this terrifying story shows, sometimes it’s just better not to know. . .
2. Bloody Mary
They stood in candlelight in front of the bathroom mirror, chanting “Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary.” The thirteenth time they said it, something very strange and frightening happened. . .
3. The Boyfriend’s Death
Parked late at night on an isolated country road, a teenage girl waits for her boyfriend to return after going outside to relieve himself. After what seems like an eternity, she is startled to hear something scraping across the roof of the vehicle. . .
4. Buried Alive!
Many years ago before the medical technology we now have for monitoring patients’ life signs existed, an elderly woman was pronounced dead and scheduled for burial. Family members literally had to pry her unembalmed body from the clutches of her husband, who kept protesting that she wasn’t really dead. . .
5. The Clown Statue
A babysitter calls the parents who hired her to ask if she can cover up the “clown statue” in the room where she’s watching TV because it disturbs her. The parents tell her to call 911, grab the children, and get out of the house immediately!
6. The Fatal Hairdo
A stylish teenage girl in the ’60s grew tired of spending hours a day “ratting” (teasing) and spraying her hair to attain the popular beehive do. She decided to wash her hair in sugar water, allowing it to harden in the style she wanted. At night she carefully wrapped a towel around it and slept on a special half-pillow designed to not disturb the hairdo. One morning she failed to come down for breakfast. . .
7. The Hook
A teenage boy drove his date to a dark and deserted Lovers’ Lane for a make-out session. After turning on the radio for mood music, he leaned over and began kissing the girl. A short while later, the music suddenly stopped and an announcer’s voice came on, warning in an urgent tone that a convicted murderer had just escaped from the state insane asylum. . .
8. Humans Can Lick, Too
Once there was a a beautiful young girl who lived in a small town just south of Farmersburg. Her parents had to go to town for a while, so they left their daughter home alone, but protected by her dog, which was a very large collie. The parents told the girl to lock all the windows and doors after they had left…
9. The Kidney Thieves
The crime begins when a business traveler goes to a lounge for a drink at the end of the work day. A person in the bar walks up and offers to buy him a drink. The last thing the traveler remembers until he wakes up in a hotel room bathtub, his body submerged up to his neck in ice, is sipping that drink. There is a note taped to the wall instructing him not to move and to call 911. . .
10. The Killer in the Backseat
One night a woman went out for drinks with her girlfriends. She left the bar fairly late at night, got in her car and onto the deserted highway. She noticed a lone pair of headlights in her rear-view mirror, approaching at a pace just slightly quicker than hers. . .
image: Humans can lick too from ScaryForKids.com