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originally posted by: kissy princess
My uncle told a story (this was when we were living in Louisiana), of this strange monster that lived at the North Pole, but enjoyed making occasional trips to Lake Charles to terrify children and take them away to his creepy castle to either eat them, or conscript them into slavery. I imagined a sort of albino Bigfoot with an infected, foaming mouth, razor sharp teeth and bright reptile eyes. He said the monster was very ancient and had psychic abilities, and that even thinking about him made him aware of YOU. To even speak his name was to initiate his on-foot trip to your door. And every time you spoke his name, he gained speed and began moving a little faster - pissed that you woke him up . . . and he was very hungry. Sometimes, he could make the trip in one night, usually arriving just before dawn broke. For the life of me, I can't remember the creature's name - I guess I blocked it out for good reason, but I remember my brother and I FREAKING OUT when we came to realize that my uncle had said the creature's name at least FIVE TIMES during the telliing of the story!
All the sudden, after the darkness had filled the atmosphere, and we were just staring at our uncle, paralyzed in fear, we heard a loud banging on the side of the house, accompanied by a garbled, evil howling - something was trying to get into the house - We screamed!! I headed for the gun cabinet! Haha, it turned out to be Boo, my older cousin (fitting name, now that I think of it) - he and his Pa had played the BEST prank on my brother and I. I have no idea how they timed it, maybe Boo was listening through the window - I don't know. Oh man, my uncle had a great memory of spooky Louisiana folklore and creepy-camp-fire tales. I think the monster's name was 'Grizzle-gwob,' or something, but I know that just isn't correct.
originally posted by: zazzafrazz
I think I only just found out Gum doesn't stay in your tummy for 7 years.
Our version was if someone slapped you on the back while you did it it would stay that way forever. A movie I cant think of now from the eighties featuring John Cusak used that bit. It made me laugh pretty hard.
originally posted by: Mickierocksman
As a kid if I was ever caught pulling strange faces - I was told that if the wind changed direction suddenly I would stay like that
originally posted by: DAVID64
Raw Head and Bloody Bones.
Not exactly the way I heard it, but it was enough to scare the Hell out of a small kid in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky.
It did not help that my Grandmother's name was Betty.