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

    Buckle up — things are about to get spooky.

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

    1. Teke-Teke

    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: 😱 😱 😱 😱


    3. Slit-Mouthed Woman

    4. Charlie No-Face

    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: 😱 😱 😱 😱


    6. School No. 4

    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: 😱 😱 😱


    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: 😱 😱 😱 😱


    9. La Llorona

    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: 😱 😱 😱 😱


    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: 😱 😱 😱


    12. The California Nightcrawler/Fresno Aliens

    13. The Girl in the Gap

    14. El Silbón

    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: 😱 😱 😱


    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

    18. The Midnight Game

    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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