The Freakiest, Lesser-Known Urban Legends That Exist In Every State


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"Every state in the U.S. is unique and has its history and laws. That is what makes this country beautiful and diverse! Unsurprisingly enough, many states also have their own horrifying urban legends. These spooky stories have origins found in both local lore...and classic, worldly myths that have traveled thousands of miles from their homelands.

The Freakiest, Lesser-Known Urban Legends That Exist In Every State

These unique urban legends were originally compiled by Thought Catalog. Which ones have you heard of?

1. Arkansas - The Dog Boy:
Gerald Floyd Bettis was rumored to be a deranged lunatic that gained satanic powers by performing awful experiments on his dog.

2. Georgia - Baby Bridge:
Many states have "crybaby bridges," and they're all terrifying. This urban legend was formed when a poor farming family was expecting a fifth child. The father, knowing that the family couldn't afford another baby, had the baby killed by the doctor, who threw it off a bridge. It is said that the baby still haunts the bridge to this day.

3. Illinois - Creepy Clown:
A man dressed in a creepy clown costume was said to lure children into his van and do unspeakable things to them. The man was never caught by police and the legend still haunts the area to this day.

4. Alabama - Hell's Gate Bridge:
Locals believe that if you drive your car onto this bridge and stop, when you turn around, you'll be able to see the fiery gates of Hell.

5. Colorado - Denver Airport Is A Satanic Church:
Rumor has it that before the completion of the Denver airport, they ran out of money. A hodgepodge of builders was recruited to complete the job and, apparently, they included occult imagery.

6. Iowa - The Black Angel:
The Black Angel is a memorial built in honor of Ruth Anne Dodge, a woman who allegedly had visions of angels. People say that if you visit the memorial at night, it will disappear or its eyes will glow.

7. Indiana - Crosley Monster:
Indiana's version of Bigfoot is a 7-foot-tall behemoth that scares people across the state.

8. Connecticut - Melonheads:
When a local insane asylum burned down, the inmates supposedly emerged with grotesque appearances as a result of inbreeding and cannibalism. Those inmates are what inspired The Melonhead legend.

9. Arizona - The Dutchman's Goldmine:
Apparently, immigrant Jacob Waltz found a mine full of gold in Arizona during the Gold Rush, but numerous people have come searching for it, only to end up dead in the hot Arizona sun.

10. California - Alien Blood Poisons Hospital:
A woman named Gloria Ramirez came into a hospital in California. During her ER trip, her blood was drawn...and then her skin changed and a foul odor began to fill the area. It was so bad, the ER had to be evacuated. It was thought that her blood was alien.

11. Hawaii - Night Marchers:
This Hawaiian legend states that there is a band of soldiers that haunts land they lost and they are looking to avenge their deaths.

12. Idaho - Haunted High School:
Many paranormal activities have been seen at a high school in Idaho that has been deemed haunted. Ghostly figures have been seen on security camera footage and lights will flicker on and off".

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