All About Paranormal: myths
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Muddy Footprints

Muddy Footprints - Myths
Muddy Footprints


Muddy Footprints is a scary story about a teenage boy who has a creepy encounter one stormy night when his parents go out and leave him home alone.

One evening, when I was around 15, my mom and dad went out, leaving me home alone. I had a lot of homework to do, so I spent the whole evening sitting at the desk in my bedroom.


   
                           
   
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Mary Mallon

Mary Mallon
Mary Mallon

Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, was the first person in the United States identified as carrier without obvious clinical signs of disease the symptoms of microorganisms that can cause typhoid fever.

Mary Mallon was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone, in what is now Northern Ireland in 1869.

She left Ireland and headed for the United States in 1883 at the age of 15, heading for New York City, where she lived with her aunt and uncle until their deaths.
   
                           
   
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The Make-over

The Make-over
The Make-over

The Make-over is a short scary story about a vain young woman who is cursed to become ugly. It is based on an episode of the TV series Beyond Belief.

There was a young woman named Jocelyn who was very vain and shallow. All she thought about was her own looks. She often boasted about how beautiful she was and spent hours every day gazing at her own reflection in the mirror.

   
                           
   
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The Dongdong Baby Girl


The Dongdong Baby Girl
The Dongdong Baby Girl


Lu Xiayun was a pregnant woman from the Chinese province of Dongdong. She was living in an agricultural area and had no access to modern medical care.. She was thought to be 4 months pregnant, when she went into labor, Everyone was expecting a stillborn baby. When she gave birth, the child was unresponsive, everyone assumed it was dead.

   
                           
   
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Video Camera





Video Camera is a scary fictional horror story about a young university student who comes to believe that he is being stalked. He leaves a camcorder in his room to act as a surveillance camera.

A few years ago, there was a young man named Bryan who went to college, He didn’t have enough money to live on campus, so he had to rent an apartment on his own in the city.

After he had been living there alone for a while, he began to notice some strange things happening. Often, when he came back from school and the curtains in his bedroom would be drawn, when he distinctly remembered having left them open when he left that morning. At other times, some of his belongings seemed to have been moved and other possessions were nowhere to be found.

   
                           
   
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Thai Urban Legends


Urban Legends from Thailand

Naresuan’s Elephant Battle


The times when Thailand was known as the Kingdom of Ayutthaya, during this time Thailand had the most legendery battle in Thai History, this happened when King Naresuan reigning the country.

The King called out Burmese Crown Prince Mingya Swa to face him in single combat, he accepted this, and King Naresuan killed his opponent

Today elephant riding is hugely criticised.


*Elephant duel itself is actually a subject of historical debate. It only appears in the Thai chronicles, Burmese chronicles state that the Uparaja (crown prince) was killed by a gunshot. The duel features heavily in traditional Thai historiography.*


   
                           
   
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Hisaruki

Hisarukia

ヒサルキ
Hisaruki

Hisaruki is a creepy Japanese urban legend about something mysterious that only young children seem to know about. People often hear kids whispering about Hisaruki, but nobody seems to know who or what it is. This story combines two obscure urban legends: “Hisaruki” and “Kirakira-san” which are essentially the same thing.
I’m a teacher and recently, I found a job in a nursery school in Japan. There is a Buddhist temple right beside the school and right behind both buildings, there is an old graveyard.

   
                           
   
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The Dark Castle

The Dark Castle


The Dark Castle is a spooky story about a man who buys an eerie painting of a Scottish castle with one solitary light in the window.

There was a man who enjoyed collecting antiques. On weekends, he would often drive to a small town nearby and search the side streets for a new antique shop. In one dingy little store, his eye was caught by a strange old framed picture. He picked it up and dusted it off. It was a painting of an dark castle that stood on a barren, windswept hill.

   
                           
   
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The Different World

The Different World

work of master blacksmith Cyril Colnik (1871
Iron Door work of master blacksmith Cyril Colnik 
The Different World is a spooky story about an elementary school student who comes across a rusty iron door in the ground that leads to an underground passageway.
It’s a strange memory, but even now, I can still recall it vividly. It happened during the Summer vacation when I was in 5th grade in elementary school. At the time, my family lived in a house on the edge of town. Behind the house, there was a large area of waste land. I often went out there to play alone.


   
                           
   
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Living with the Dead

Living with the Dead


Death is inevitable, but how we deal with it is often based on cultural practices or religious beliefs. In some cases, mental illness, criminal intent, fear of what may happen to oneself, or simple indifference determine how a person responds to a family member’s death. In general, however, the deceased’s remains are given some sort of respectful disposition.
   
                           
   
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The Mysterious Death of Netta Fornario

The Mysterious Death of Netta Fornario

The Mysterious Death of Netta Fornario
The Mysterious Death of Netta Fornario

Netta Fornario was born in 1897 in Cairo, to an English mother and an Italian father. When her mother died the year after her birth, her father handed Netta to the care of her maternal grandfather, Thomas Ling in London. At 14, Netta was living away from home in boarding school.


She had been sent to the Ladies’ College, 2 Grassington Road, Eastbourne for a proper Victorian ladies’ education. Netta spent some of her time as a young adult staying in Italy as an Italian citizen, however, in July 1922 she returned to England. Sometime upon returning to England she became involved with the “Alpha et Omega,” a splinter group of the famous Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn. Alpha et Omega was rich in occult practices such as ritual magic, tarot cards, mysticism, and a solid belief in the powers of telepathy. And supposedly, Netta had a deep interest in fairies.


   
                           
   
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The Waiter

The Waiter


The Waiter is a supposedly true scary story about a young woman who goes out to a restaurant on a blind date.

When my mother was young, she went out on a blind date. Her date took her to a restaurant, and although he was nice enough, she just wasn’t into him. Halfway through the meal she was so bored that she was already thinking of excuses so that she could leave early. The waiter could tell she was bored and kept smiling and winking at her.

   
                           
   
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The mysterious man from Taured

The mysterious man from Taured


The Man From Taured is an unsolved mystery about a passenger who arrives at an airport with a passport from a country that doesn’t exist.

In July 1954, a mysterious man got off a plane at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan. He was white, had a beard and was neatly-dressed. As he walked through customs, he casually handed his passport to the officials.

   
                           
   
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The Screaming Bridge


       



The legend is bound up in actual events of 1961 and possibly blended with another multi-vehicle wreck in the mid to late 1970’s that resulted in multiple casualties. As the scene of the original screaming bridge changed, then became inaccessible, the story attached itself to another nearby bridge.


       

   
                           
   
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Changeling





A changeling is a creature found in folklore and folk religion. A changeling child was believed to be a fairy child that had been left in place of a human child stolen by the fairies. The theme of the swapped child is common in medieval literature and reflects concern over infants thought to be afflicted with unexplained diseases, disorders, or developmental disabilities.
It is typically described as being the offspring of a fairy, elf or other legendary creature that has been secretly left in the place of a human child. Sometimes the term is also used to refer to the child who was taken.
   
                           
   
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The Hand Of Ghost


The Hand Of Ghost




In ancient Babylonia, seeing a ghost could be downright deadly. Dating to around the first millennium BC, ancient Mesopotamian texts on clay tablets went into great detail about illnesses and misfortunes stemming from the “Hand of Ghost.”Hand of Ghost seems to refer to both the illness and the method by which it was given.
   
                           
   
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The Noppera-bō



A faceless ghost, is a Japanese legendary creature. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as a mujina, an old Japanese word for a badger or raccoon dog. Although the mujina can assume the form of the other, noppera-bō are usually disguised as humans. Such creatures were thought to sometimes transform themselves into noppera-bō in order to frighten humans.Lafcadio Hearn used the animals' name as the title of his story about faceless monsters, probably resulting in the misused terminology.

Noppera-bō are known primarily for frightening humans, but are usually otherwise harmless. They appear at first as ordinary human beings, sometimes impersonating someone familiar to the victim, before causing their features to disappear, leaving a blank, smooth sheet of skin where their face should be.
   
                           
   
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Pliny The Younger’s Ghost Stories


Pliny the Younger was a Roman senator, born the son of a knight in AD 62. He lived through the reign of the tyrannical Nero, was taught by some of the most brilliant minds in ancient Rome, and left behind a ghost story among his many writings.


In the first part of the story, he tells a tale of Curtius Rufus, an attendant to a Roman governor in Africa. One night, Curtius was out walking, and the ghostly visage of a beautiful woman appeared to him, telling him that she was a powerful spirit that watched over all of Africa. She told him of his future, revealing that he was to return to Rome, become elevated to a lofty position, and ultimately die on Roman soil.
   
                           
   
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The Ghosts Of Demons And The Childless





In ancient Babylonia, it was believed that ghosts walked through the night like the living walked through the day. They weren’t the incorporeal spirits that we think of today when someone mentions ghosts. Back then, it was thought that ghosts could possess the bodies of living animals and that the ghosts of the world’s demons had a particular affinity for possessing the bodies of birds. Evil spirits possessed wild dogs and lions, which were driven to hunt—and to occasionally hunt humans—because of the ghosts within them.
   
                           
   
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Netherworld



In Babylonian mythology Irkalla is ruled by the goddess Ereshkigal and her consort Nergal or Ninazu. Ghosts spent some time travelling to the netherworld, often having to overcome obstacles along the way. The Anunnaki, the court of the netherworld, welcomed each ghost and received their offerings. The court explained the rules and assigned the ghost his fate or place. Another court was presided over by the sun god Shamash, who visited the netherworlds on his daily round, Shamash might punish ghosts who harassed the living, and might award a share of funerary offerings to forgotten ghosts.