In the Hanging Hills near Meriden, Connecticut, a legend goes back 100 or more years regarding a black dog, not a normal everyday dog, but on of a supernatural sort. Many who have been hiking on Meriden Mountain have had encounters with what appears to be a black dog that seems to leave no tracks, makes not one sound even when it appears to be barking, and it seems to disappear into thin air. Read the full story>>
One of the greatest urban legends of Clinton Road is that you will be chased by a black pick up truck if you drive down it late at night. One weekend my wife and I drove down Clinton Road and I told her of the legend of the black pick up truck. She thought it was a big joke. “Black pickups trucks?” she said as she laughed. “What imaginations people have!” she said. The day was mostly sunny and nothin
"Pep, The Cat-Murdering Dog" was a black Labrador Retriever admitted to Eastern State Penitentiary in 1924. Prison folklore states that Governor G.Pinchot used his executive powers to sentence Pep to Life Without Parole for killing his wife’s cat. But the Governor told a different story. He said Pep had been sent to act as a mascot for the prisoners. Pep was much loved, and lived among the inmates for about a decade. While the truth may never be known, in photographs Pep sure does look…
Believe it or not, that little guy has been responsible for two deaths in New Delhi, the Indian capital. The Monkey Man was apparently sighted in a large building and in the panic; some people decided the best escape was by jumping off the building, resulting in the deaths. Strangest of all is that this is not some urban legend that happened to a friend of a friend - the people’s deaths were documented, and sightings of this creature only started in 2001. The Im
Spook Bridge Every town has a legend, a ghost story that survives one generation after another, and Valdosta is no exception. Lowndes and Brooks County meet along the Withlacoochee River, where an abandoned bridge stands--host to stories of star-crossed lovers, satanic worship and a cold-blooded murder. The bridge, known as Spook Bridge, was not always such a scary place. According to Charles Arnold, electrical superintendent for Quitman, the bridge was probably built in the late…
English folklore has the ominous legend of the black dog (the Grim), a beast whose appearance presages doom, death, or despair. It is more commonly an omen of something bad to come. Black dogs are sometimes seen as guardians of a soul when it travels between planes. There are reports of wayfarers (especially female) being protected by black dogs. There is a legend of a benevolent black dog who appears to guide travelers to a safe haven.
When Patrick Henry gave this his most famous speech on March 23, 1775 * he was still grief-stricken because his beloved wife Sarah Henry had died the month before. Sarah and Patrick were childhood sweethearts. They married when Patrick was eighteen and Sarah was sixteen. It was this connection that would bring Patrick the most joy and most sorrow in his life. The traged