Here Is The Scariest Urban Legend From Every State

Virginia — The Bunny Man


In the early 1970s report began to surface of a person in a Bunny costume running around Fairfax, Virginia and threatening people with a large axe. At least four official police reports were made by different people that encountered this terrifying rabbit.

According to legend, an insane asylum was successfully shut down after a public petition and the inmates were being transferred to another facility. One of the vans transferring patients crashed however, and one of the inmates was never found. That inmate, Douglas J. Grifon, had been placed in the Asylum for killing his entire family on Easter Sunday.

The Halloween after the escape, a group of teenagers were allegedly killed inside his tunnel — with their corpses hung over the bridge — and locals began to avoid the tunnel every Halloween after that.

Washington —13 Steps to Hell

There is a rumor surrounding Maltby’s Cemetery that is astonishingly chilling.

According to popular belief, there was an underground tomb that belonged to a wealthy family that had 13 steps to the bottom. If you walked down the 13 steps, and then turned around and looked up, you would look straight into the depths of hell and lose your sanity. Several children allegedly played this game, and never spoke another word for the rest of their lives.

The tomb was mysteriously bulldozed over a few years ago.

West Virginia — Flatwoods Monster

The Braxton Democrat via Wikimedia
The Braxton Democrat via Wikimedia

In the fall of 1952 two brothers and their friend saw something extremely strange in the sky. It was a bright light that appeared to land somewhere off in the distance. The brothers told their mother, and they — along with a state trooper — decided to see if they could track it down.

What they found was a “pulsating ball of fire” and a 10 foot creature that chased them away from the object. When police returned to the area, they noticed an extremely repugnant smell, but the object (and monster) were gone. Other locals reported seeing the object of having an encounter with the monster, but the government says it was just an owl.

Wisconsin — Plastic surgeon experimenting on patients

Flickr / Glen Edelson
Flickr / Glen Edelson

Glen Tucker was a Wisconsin plastic surgeon who allegedly left dozens of people severely mangled after “performing surgery” on them. Tucker was long-regarded as a “good doctor” but to his patients, he was a monster.

The Miami New Times tells the story of one of his patients — Jan Legman — who Dr. Tucker conned into two surgeries that both seemed to solve none of her problems:

From the start, the second procedure seemed odd. Lehman awoke from the anesthesia to watch Tucker wheel her from a crowded prep room down a hallway. The first operating room was occupied by a janitor mopping the floor. The second was eerily empty.

Lehman passed out again and then awoke with electrical tubing up her nose. Tucker soon entered the room and ripped it out by hand, tearing all the stitches. When she made it home from her second surgery, still dazed and heavily medicated, she knew instinctively her nose was worse than ever, she says.

Other patients had similar experiences. One woman who came in for a breast augmentation procedure ended up having two infections and a square-shaped breast. A woman who wanted excess fat removed after dieting ended up having 13 surgeries. Another man wanted the spasms in his arm to go away, but the surgery was so botched, his arm had to be amputated.

After decades, these suspicious stories began to catch up to Tucker, and so he tried to fake his own death. After the press finally tracked him down to Florida, he said that he no choice to run, and warned the reporter that if he was backed into a corner, he would leave this world, but he “would not leave alone.”

Tucker eventually did leave, and not alone. He killed his wife and cat before turning the gun on himself.

Wyoming —The Wyoming Incident

In 2006, a video similar to the one above began surfacing on the internet with this description:

“The Wyoming Incident (or The Wyoming Hijacking) is a lesser known case of television broadcast hijacking/hacking. A hacker managed to interrupt broadcasts from a local programming channel (believed to serve several smaller communities in the county of Niobrara) and aired his/her own video. The video contained numerous clips of disembodied, human heads showing various emotions and “poses”.

The camera position changed often (usually every ten-to-fifteen seconds) and the video was often interrupted by a “SPECIAL PRESENTATION” announcement. This clip is taken from one of these intervals. The video is mostly locally well-known, and would probably not even be that popular if it were not for the effects it had on the few residents who watched it for an extended period of time.” Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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