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19 Unsettling Urban Legends That’ll Freak You The Fuck Out

Buckle up — things are about to get spooky.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community for the scariest urban legends they've ever heard of. Here are the spine-tingling results.

1. Teke-Teke

Via youtube.com

The legend: A Japanese lady was sliced in half after falling onto railroad tracks. Her top half now runs around very quickly, using her hands as legs — and if she catches up with you, she'll slice you in half. WTF?

NOPE rating (out of 5): 😱 😱 😱 😱 😱

tori1234455

2. Dead Children’s Playground

The legend: The spirits of children buried at the nearby Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama, supposedly play at this park once it gets dark outside. The story says the children's bodies were found near the park in the '60s, while their souls remain.

NOPE rating: 😱 😱 😱 😱

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3. Slit-Mouthed Woman

Real-Life Mysteries / Via youtube.com

The legend: In Japan, a woman was mutilated by her husband and returned as a pissed-off spirit. She'll ask if you think she's pretty, and if you say no, she'll cut your face with scissors. Heck no, honey.

NOPE rating: 😱 😱 😱 😱 😱

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4. Charlie No-Face

Wikipedia Commons / Fair Use / Via en.wikipedia.org

The legend: A man with indistinguishable facial features stalks the roads at night, seeking unsuspecting couples in parked cars. The sad reality: Charlie was a real, adored man who was disfigured and did enjoy taking night walks — but only because he was embarrassed to show his face in the day.

NOPE rating: 😱 😱 😱

—Melanie Schneiderman, Facebook

5. Devil's Tramping Ground

The legend: In Chatham County, North Carolina, there's a clearing in the woods in a perfect circular shape. The story says the devil goes there nightly and "tramps" around, contemplating his next day's plans.

NOPE rating: 😱 😱 😱 😱

sophzeiss71

6. School No. 4

Via youtube.com

The legend: The principal of this Florida school would call bad students to his office, and they'd never be heard from again — because he'd eat them. The reality is that it shut down because it was in a bad area, but STILL.

NOPE rating: 😱 😱 😱

peyton233

7. Melon Heads

The legend: In Holland, Michigan, children with the head-enlarging disease hydrocephalus were locked away in an asylum, but were released in the '70s. Now they are said to be feral and hide in the forests nearby. If you stand still in the area, you can supposedly hear feet running.

NOPE rating: 😱 😱 😱

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8. Manananggal

The legend: They're pale, dark-haired women who live alone and don't go out in the daytime — but at night, they develop terrifying wings, grow long talons, and DETACH FROM THEIR LOWER BODIES IN SEARCH OF PREY to torture slowly by ripping them apart.

NOPE rating: 😱 😱 😱 😱

thegirlnamedIsla

9. La Llorona

Sharp Productions / Via youtube.com

The legend: A woman named Maria drowned her kids to get revenge on her cheating husband, and then drowned herself. Now, if her ghost sees a child wandering in the dark, she'll grab them and drown them. LOL, HELL NAH.

NOPE rating: 😱 😱 😱 😱 😱

emmam62

10. Black-Eyed Children

The legend: They wear clothes to cover their eyes and approach you in the dark. They'll ask for help with something, and you'll have a strange force come upon you that'll make you do whatever they ask — sort of like they're controlling you.

NOPE rating: 😱 😱 😱 😱

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11. The Bunnyman Bridge

The legend: In Fairfax, Virginia, people have supposedly seen a man dressed as a bunny, under a railway overpass called "The Bunnyman Bridge." In each version of the tale, he's holding a different weapon.

NOPE rating: 😱 😱 😱

M4ggie

12. The California Nightcrawler/Fresno Aliens

Syfy / Via youtube.com

The legend: It's only appeared on video, but the Nightcrawler is about 4 feet tall and extremely skinny. There aren't stories of it hurting anyone, just creepily wandering about.

NOPE rating: 😱

rachaelgreen02

13. The Girl in the Gap

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The legend: When you look into a hole or crack in the ground, a girl will ask to play hide-and-seek with you. Then she disappears, and then appears again, and this time she'll reach for you and drag you to another dimension.

NOPE rating: 😱 😱 😱

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14. El Silbón

Via creepypasta.wikia.com

The legend: A young, spoiled boy killed his father after his dad failed to bring home his favorite meal. As punishment, the boy is now an adult, doomed to walk the earth holding a bag of human remains for eternity — and if you cross him, you will die as well.

NOPE rating: 😱 😱 😱

—Debbie Ann, Facebook

15. The Black Cadejo

The legend: The black cadejo appears to travelers, with the intention of leading the travelers to their deaths. It usually appears in the form of a large shaggy dog with burning red eyes and goat's hooves, and speaking to the cadejo will induce insanity.

NOPE rating: 😱 😱 😱

marirg99

16. The Jersey Devil

The legend: It's a flying creature with hooves, born as a normal human being to a mother of 12 other children. Legend says the creature is demonic and moves at a rapid pace, and it often is described as letting out a "blood-curdling scream."

NOPE rating: 😱 😱 😱

—Erica Osborne, Facebook

17. Mothman

Lakeshore Entertainment

The legend: This giant moth/human hybrid with red eyes supposedly roamed Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in the late '60s until a nearby bridge mysteriously collapsed and 46 people died. He hasn't been seen since.

NOPE factor: 😱 😱 😱 😱

Michelle403

18. The Midnight Game

Via creepypasta.wikia.com

The legend: If you follow the instructions of the game (which must start at midnight and calls for a drop of your blood), you'll supposedly receive "permanent mental scarring." And rumor has it there's a chance you can die from playing — even if you're just trying it for fun.

NOPE rating: 😱 😱 😱 😱 😱

aldenw2

19. The Rake

The legend: In 2003, a creature of ~unknown origins~ gave incredible discomfort and fear to anyone who came in contact with it, causing many people to actually kill themselves from the intense emotional effects it had on them.

NOPE rating: 😱 😱 😱 😱

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