Yeah, we know: They can't all be the Loch Ness Monster or the Yeti. Still, we want to know about the mythical creatures, beasts, cryptids, and monsters that (at least as far as local lore is concerned) inhabit your locale.
Ever heard the one about the barometer? It's a famous physics urban legend that has been attributed to everyone from a cheeky student at MIT to Niels Bohr himself. It's about creativity, problem solving ability, and good, old-fashioned sass. You decide whether it actually really happened!
Have you ever heard the strange story of Disney's legendary haunting, the Hatbox Ghost? The creature made his first appearance in the Haunted Mansion ride, and then disappeared — forever! Until now... someone has recorded his existence, many moons ago!
This photo is an urban legend come true—a real baby alligator crawling out of a New York City sewer. What makes this image especially lovely though, is that it was snapped hastily with a cameraphone.
In 1934, G. Warren Shufelt told the Los Angeles Times he had discovered the remnants of an ancient reptilian civilization under L.A. Even though Shufelt's story was a load of bullpucky, he left this nifty map as his legacy.
On Friday, Google maps spawned another web myth. A mysterious grid of lines revealed by the company's new undersea terrain maps had the interwebs buzzing about the lost city of Atlantis.
Tonight is the full moon, and according to several scientific studies that means you're far more likely to be the victim of a crime or creamed in an accident. I'd always assumed it was an urban legend that the full moon coincided with a rise in human weirdness. But some scientists believe there is factual evidence…
A pair of hikers exploring the Grassy Narrows in Ontario stumbled upon a berry-fancying big foot. They described it as being "about eight feet long and all black." One hiker told CBC news, "The way it walked was upright, human-like, but more - I don't know how to describe it - more of a husky walk, I guess. It didn't…