There exists a very wide variety of legends and myths that have been told to us over the years, however, none seem to strike us close to home like that of urban legends. Some of them have been around for quite some time, while others are created everyday as the world is modernized. But what is an urban legend? They can often be described as popular stories about a terrifying event that spreads around and is told to be true, however, this isn't always the case. Within the story are elements that we can relate to and some stories tap into the irrational fears that some of us possess.
Sometimes, it's hard to determine which of these legends are true and which actually portray a totally fake event. And, there have even been cases recorded that eerily resemble or mimic that of urban legends. To peak curiosity, here is a list of 13 urban legends that turned out to be terrifyingly true.
13 Left For Dead
There is a deep silence as you awake and try to get up. You hit your head on something hard and wooden and start to feel around yourself. Suddenly, you realize where you are, stuck inside a coffin, six feet under the ground. Someone has left you for dead. You start to panic, but remember that you need to calm down. After you have found a way to open the coffin, you start digging yourself out slowly but surely. When you reach the surface you gasp for air, realizing you are finally free. It's hard to think that this story could ever be true, however, it did come true for one young lady, whose boyfriend tried to bury her alive by tasering her and then burying her. Fortunately, she dug her way out and was able to live another day.
12 Dead Body Under The Bed
11 The Contagion Patient
10 The Gurney Rolls Away
9 A Body Hidden In The Wall
8 Bugs In The Brain
7 An Elevator Accident
6 The Victim Rolled Up In The Carpet
5 Halloween Hanging
4 Dark Water
3 You Are Not Alone
2 Surgery On Ice
1 Accidentally Buried Alive
Just as the title states, there's an urban legend about being buried alive. While this isn't something we hear very much of today, there was a time in history when the medical field fell short and accidentally declared too many sick people to be dead. During the 19th century a man by the name of William Tebb recorded an astonishing 219 cases of people being buried alive. To help prevent the tragedy, special coffins with bells were made, and the buried person could ring a bell to let everyone know that they were still alive.
Sources: WashingtonPost, RantLifestyle, Thoughty2, Neatorama
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