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Urban myths Anonymous 7

Bonus points if local from your area.

Anonymous 8

I used to be really cringe-inducingly into the Blair Witch Project lore, and I half hoped there was a woodsy-witch type myth/etc in my local area but there really wasn't. The weirdest thing is the woods here is the local pot plantation grown by Darryl, Darryl, and their other brother Darryl.

Anonymous 9


I went to Maranhão-Brazil a couple years ago and people there still talk about Ana Jansen, who allegedly killed and tortured her slaves and, to this day, is seen in her ghost chariot at night. It's part of the popular folklore in the area.
Some believe these were just lies created by her political enemies to destroy her reputation since she was very rich and very, let's say, ahead of her time. She was known as the Queen of Maranhão and had friends and enemies from many places, and was very powerful in every possible way. One of the stories about her is that she used to send literal piles of shit to the front doors of her enemies. She also got really mad when her husband complimented the teeth of one of her female slaves, so she demanded the other slaves to literally break her teeth, and told her to smile to her husband again.
She also owned this pond or lake, or whatever, and people there didn't have access to much water in the state. So she'd charge everyone there to drink from it, otherwise the only option they had was to die of thirst.

Here's what I could find in (broken) English:

Ana Joaquina Jansen Pereira [1787-1889], or Mrs. Donana Jansen born and died at Sao Luis city, capital of the state of Maranhão. She was married for twice and twice stood widow. Had twelve daughters and sons, some, fruit of adulteries. Of many ways Mrs. Jansen scandalized the society of her epoch.

She was rich, a enough powerful trader to write her own law. However, she became famous because of another aspect of her biography. Lady of many slaves, she treated her servants with extreme cruelty, subjecting them to the most tortures painful. Many of his victims died during punishment. Some bones of these unfortunates were found in a pit located on the lands of the great Lady.

When she died, with 82 years, in their mansion, located at the Praia Grande [Great beach], her soul didn't find rest. On Friday nights, at midnight, she haunts the streets of São Luis, on board of a chariot pulled by a team of horses ghost, headless. The animals have the necks in flame. The charioteer is also a ghost, a slave beheaded. The chariot is "cursed". It leaves the cemetery of the Gavião to make its macabre tour followed by the sound of laments and screams of the slaves tortured and murdered.

The ghost of Ana Jansen wants prayers to save her soul that, of course, is at Hell. Who is on the streets after midnight can be approached by the lady of the cursed chariot. With her espectral voice she asks prayers. Who refuses to answer the request or try to flee certainly will receive the visit of her, at home, in his own bed. The horrible specter appears and delivers a candle to the person. Then, disappears. The next day, the candle has transformed into a human bone.

Anonymous 10

Here is my cute local cryptid, he is a leggy friend and in my head he is the same species as Shiteyanyo.

Anonymous 11


I live in the OC and the only legitimately paranormal thing we've got going on here is Black Star Canyon, which I fully believe is SUPER fucking haunted from the 2-3 times I've gone. Nothing crazy ever happened to me there but the paranoia and vibe is insane, at least in my experience, not sure how to describe it other than the air being extremely heavy and feeling like you're being watched at all times.

I would write it off as seeming haunted in a placebo effect type of way, like just from knowing the myths. But there's also tangible history behind it, like it being a huge Shoshone massacre site, multiple crime/ murder scenes and real recorded disappearances. so suffice to say i don't fuck with it anymore like my stupid ass did in high school

Anonymous 12



Holy shit! I am brazilian and I didn't know any of this!

Granted, I am from São Paulo, but it's not like I don't know stuff like Boto (which funny enough Jontron mentioned in one of Sonic 06 episodes)

And for those who don't know it; Boto is a type of pink river dolphin (pic related) and legend says that he'd transphorm at night into a beautiful dude, seduce girls, especially virgins, and get them pregnant (sometimes killed? I don't remember)

The reality of it is actually way grimier; it was a way of uncles and dad to toss around the fact that they raped their daughters/nieces. Awful, awful shit.

And btw, just to add to the shit pile: There was this urban legend here in Brazil from the late 90's/early 2000's about evil people with AIDs infecting people by leaving syringes with HIV positive blood at random places.


A dude was actually going around the subway and other crowded places and infecting random people by attacking them with a syringe (mostly women, btw)

I remember being super paranoid because I go often to the places the attacker used to go, and I saw this very sketchy dude and I walked faster. The next day, the police sketch of the attacker was virtually identical to the guy I saw. I guess it could just be a coincidence (he had a pretty generic face and I was in a hurry), but man, my blood chilled instantly.

Anonymous 13

>>9 this reminds me so much of Delphine Lalaurie that for a second I thought you were describing the same woman!

Anonymous 14


I literally never heard of pink dolphins before. This is probably the coolest thing I've learned in the past year so thank you anon!!

>>Also, sorry to hear about the crazy HIV needle guy.

Where I'm from in California people volunteer to pick up used needles left on the beaches by all the homeless drug addicts. It sucks because I developed a fear of hanging out on the beach like when I was younger (digging holes, making sand angels etc) because I'm scared of getting pricked and catching HIV/hep c etc.

Anonymous 15


This is scary. Our local (I'm from Germany) urban HIV related legend was that a guy would hide contaminated needles in the gaps in a cinemas seats.

One thing that actually happened here was also terrible: I used to live in a really bad area. There was a kindergarten with a big yard and a fence around it. Next to the yard was a place where a lot of heroin addicts/dealers were. The center for drug deals back then. The addicts were throwing their used needles over the fence where the children were playing to dispose of them from time to time.
Sadly even though there were police raids often nothing changed.

Anonymous 373


When I was a kid I used to go to Ukraine every summer and they had the same legend about needles. (once I went to a local cinema and something stung me and I freaked out, but it was just a bee). Guess it's common.
These needles are literally everywhere. We've had them strewn like a damn carpet near our kindergarten, in our yards, elevators, stairways. Also rat poison. Man, was that annoying, why would you throw this shit around the places where the children play

We've always had a legend about an abandoned hospital, something about satanic cults, members of which used to sacrifice stray dogs and were killed by a flood (or by cops, nobody's sure). It was also told that an extraordinary amount of people died building this hospital. (it also looks like an umbrella corp symbol from above). A couple of my classmates went there once, dogs and hobos chased them away

Anonymous 375

That was a cool post, Anon!
I reverse searched the image and found one article not in Russian lol

Anonymous 1500


Casually necroing this thread since it's a topic I'm interested in and /x/ is slow

Arkansas is an otherwise uneventful state, but around an hour from where I live is the Crescent Hotel, notorious throughout our region. It opened in 1886 as an elite resort hotel, then changed to "the Crescent College and Conservatory for Young Women", then to a junior college, then again to a hotel, and then to a hospital and health resort in 1937, though the millionaire who reopened it as a hospital advertised himself as a doctor despite having no medical training. Legend has it that many of the hospital's patients were treated cruelly and medically experimented on (the hospital reported a significant number of deaths) and those who've stayed there claim that some of those patients still haunt it (some of the patients had names, like Michael, Dr. John Freemont Ellis, etc.) It was found after the hospital closed down that it had underground passages.

Here's an excerpt from the Wikipedia page:
>Norman G. Baker, a millionaire inventor and radio personality, styled himself as a doctor despite having had no medical training. He claimed to have discovered a number of "cures" for various ailments, including cancer, and launched frequent attacks on organized medicine, which he accused of being corrupt and profit-driven. Having been run out of Iowa for practicing medicine without a license, Baker moved his cancer patients to Arkansas and advertised his new health resort at the Crescent. His "cure" consisted primarily of drinking the area's natural spring water. In 1940, federal charges were filed against Baker for mail fraud and he spent four years in prison. The Crescent Hotel was left ownerless until 1946. In the spring of 1946, the Crescent Hotel was purchased by John R. Constantine, Herbert E. Shutter, Herbert Byfield, and Dwight Nichols. On March 15, 1967, the hotel was nearly burned to the ground. The only living owner at this time was Dwight Nichols.

It's currently still open as a hotel and people can take tours or book rooms to stay in overnight. Many of those who stay report odd phenomena. It was also featured in an episode of "Ghost Hunters" in 2007 and "Ghost Adventures" in 2019 (though I don't personally find those shows to be very credible.) I visited it with my mother and sister in the summer of 2013 and my sister said she experienced a strange feeling and heard odd sounds, but my mother and I didn't experience anything out of the ordinary.


Anonymous 1501

I've been there before many years ago on vacation with my parents. One of the balconies has an iron fencing to it where some of the spikes are suspiciously missing from them, like something or someone was shoved off of it and they broke off.

When I stood by it, I could feel something tugging at me to fall. I can't remember how long ago that was, I think I was 11 or 12 so it was probably around 2006.

Anonymous 1530


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