Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Urban Legends in the USA
Urban Legends in The US – 3 Stories That Still Flourish
Urban legends proliferate pop culture in a lot of different ways, and in modernity, you will find that it still continues. Even those that have been disproven seem to get into new forms, popularized through social media and the likes. That being said, you may want to look into these 3 stories that could very well keep you up at night. They proliferate culture and are still talked about in a lot of areas.
Patterson Road Ghosts (Texas)
Everything is bigger in Texas, so the claim to fame goes, and rightfully so. Some of the most infamous legends come from the Lone Star State, and one of the most prominent includes the Patterson Road ghosts. Going back the Civil War in the United States, soldiers crossed an area in Houston where the Langham Creek Bridge moves across Patterson road. On cold nights and early morning misty moments, footsteps and silhouettes of the soldiers can be seen and heard.
Green Man (Pennsylvania)
In the city of Koppel, legend has it that a horrifying monster walks the streets at night. Many stories have been told in regards to this tale, and many associate it with “Green Man”. At night, a horrible sight can be seen, a man without a face, horribly disfigured, and some say zombie like can be seen at night. While many find this to be a boogeyman tale, others will testify to the fact that it has been proven true. There was a man with a horribly disfigured face that walked the streets, and no, he wasn’t a zombie or a monster. Just a man that didn’t want to be seen. However, the story goes that he still walks the areas, and his ghost comes through in vivid detail if you’re out late. Many stories are given to this man’s life, and most consider his origins to be that closely resembling something out of a comic book. However, real or not, the legend continues as “Green Man” stalks his victims late at night.
The Ghosts of Gravity Hill (Washington)
In Prosser, Washington there is a hill that seems to be taking the world of urban legends by storm. It’s the only place that has the opposite gravitational pull. When at the bottom of the hill known as “Gravity Hill” a driver can put their vehicle in neutral and mysteriously get pulled uphill. Insane, right? But what is even more illuminating is the trick of putting baby powder on the bumper and seeing handprints, specifically those of little children that seems to push the car uphill. What could it be? Not even science knows in this case.The aforementioned are just 3 options that come through in regards to urban legends in the United States, but there are so many more to explore as stories proliferate through social media, and beyond