Urban legends?

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posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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I've gotten really interested in urban legends lately.
I know technically they are not conspiracy theories but theres always that fine line between legends and reality that is interesting. Just been reading up on urban legends and the true stories behind them:

www.cracked.com...

Anybody know any good urban legends that are based on reality, and conspiratorial in nature?

Apologies if this is not the right topic for ATS I am relatively new here.




posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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Why, it just so happens there is a thread here from the very recent past, I think you may find fitting for what you're looking for.

www.abovetopsecret.com... (Black Star Canyon Legends, California)

I'll not steal the other members niche for a story by throwing in all my context and perspectives, but to say the legend would be about Devil Worship and Satanic cults...mixed with missing people and close calls to being that which go as far back as the 80's when I was around there. It probably goes clear back to my parents generation, when they grew up there. lol....

Just my little contribution to the topic. The truth is out there...with oh SO much more.

edit on 11-3-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 05:15 PM
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i got one hell of an urban legend for you, and im pretty sure its true, because it happened to me yesterday!


the reason im writing this is because after it happened i had one of those, "wait a minute!...what if?"


yesterday me and 2 friends decided we wanted to go hiking in the middle of the florida everglades...so we gathered up some basic hiking gear and off we went...

long story short..after hiking for about 2 hours the sun started setting and we got lost, the brush was so thick that we could barely stick our hands out in front of us...*note to self NEVER hike in the middle of the everglades*

thankfully one of my friends was in the army and he knew some basic navigation so he lead us to our parked car, but there was a problem....our car was about 50 ft directly in front of us...to our left and right and behind us there was nothing but thick everglades sawgrass brush...

so here we are, we finally made our way out and have sight of our car, but the problem was that in front of us was about a 12-15 ft deep canal, that im sure contained alligators, and god knows what else...

so in order to cross to our car, we had to chop a tree down, and lay it across the canal to get to our car, so we start chopping away when suddenly my freind says "do you hear that?....get down!"..sure enough the sound of an atv is heard in the distance and it starts approaching us...so we get down and the sound gets closer...finally the sound stps right where my parked car is and here we are laying on the ground...

finally the atv leaves the area...we get back up, we chop the tree down and we get across to the car...but as we clear the final shrubs to get to our car there is a "police officer" waiting for us with his gun drawn at us...he asked us if we had any guns, and what we were doing there... i told him we had no guns just knives, and we were just hiking...

heres the part that got me though...he said to us as he escorted us out of the entrance... he said "dont you boys know who lives out here?" we said no... he says "well theres a crazy man that lives out here, and he likes to impersonate cops, and kidnapp people and take'em back to his place and dismember them and feed their body parts to his live stock, you guys shouldnt be around here wondering around its dangerous, y'know what i mean?"


me and my friends said yes and quickly got in our car and left... thinking back the "officer" never had a badge or name tag...and was driving around in an atv, in the middle of the everglades...

what if that cop was actually the crazy man that likes to impersonate cops and kidnapp people and kill them?

lets just say im never going back to that patch of woods again



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 06:08 PM
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Nice! hope it's just some guy that dresses like that and tells that story to keep people from trespassing or something and not a real crazy person.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 07:43 PM
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Here's a rather interesting one, it's actually been passed around on social networks.






This website explains a little about the story, and further refers to it as a myth that's purpose is to show people how violent people in the drug business can be.


www.snopes.com...



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 06:08 AM
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Hey nice one. Thanks.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 06:10 AM
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Haha. Cool story.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 10:05 PM
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Originally posted by thefalseprophet
I've gotten really interested in urban legends lately.
I know technically they are not conspiracy theories but theres always that fine line between legends and reality that is interesting. Just been reading up on urban legends and the true stories behind them:

www.cracked.com...

Anybody know any good urban legends that are based on reality, and conspiratorial in nature?

Apologies if this is not the right topic for ATS I am relatively new here.


Nice link man really enjoying the urban legends on that site and the fact that they are real



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 05:40 PM
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No probs.



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 09:42 PM
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Urban legends are always a hoot aren't they?
There definately is a fine line between what might have been real once and some sprinkling of creative drama..
Saying that, with regards to the baby having been used as a drug parcel, I hate to admit it (in hindsight I wish I had never seen the documentary) but I have seen a movie, a very underground movie back in the VHS days and it was probably a copy of a copy of a copy, but it had what I believe was a Mexican hospital theatre room being filmed. It contained a number of uniformed officers and doctors, and a dead baby that was on the table. The camera held still as it would to document the situation as the clothes were removed with scissors, revealing a fresh line of stitches from the top of the chest to the groin area. Slowly the stitches were removed, and several bags of either coke or smack were revealed. There were no organs to be seen. I have no doubt, none at all, that what was videoed was real and it was not staged in any way. Perhaps the baby had already died and thus was used? Perhaps the baby was killed? Who can ever know? But perhaps this is one urban myth steeped in truth....



posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 08:04 PM
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You have a better chance of seeing Bigfoot than finding someone who successfully signed up and purchased a policy through Obamacare.



posted on Sep, 13 2014 @ 06:46 PM
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I've heard an urban legend about the gateway to Hell actually existing somewhere on Earth my whole childhood, my whole life really. I always took it with a grain of salt until only recently, I can post about it more in-depth soon.





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