Here Is The Scariest Urban Legend From Every State

Oklahoma — The “Hex House”

Google Maps via NewsOK
Google Maps via NewsOK

Carol Ann Smith was a woman who lived in Tulsa in the 1940s. Smith kept to herself, except for the loud rituals she held in her home. Neighbors eventually called the cops, who found two women in cages in Smith’s basement. They had been there for over 10 years. Smith was thrown in jail, but people say that her house’s foundations are still around, and that they attract a fair amount of negative paranormal activity.

Oregon — Crater Lake

Public Domain
Public Domain

Crater Lake has been plagued with countless mysterious events and disappearances. Hikers have found mutilated bodies on trails around the lake, and both UFOs and Bigfoot seem to be frequent guests.

A body was found in the 1970s that had seemingly been melted into its own clothing. The body’s boots were gone, and the socks were found several feet away — filled with toe bones.

The list of people who went missing (and are still missing!) near the lake goes on, and on, and on.

Pennsylvania — The Cult House and Devil’s Road

Technically labeled on maps as Cossart Road, this windy street is dodged with dark rumors and spooky tales. Along this scary road, is also a scary house, known as the “Cult House.” Black SUVs are said to be parked outside when there are occupants in the home, and the vehicles have been said to chase away curious drivers.

Depending on who you ask, the house is either owned by a Satanic cult, the KKK, or an extremely wealthy family who insists on intermarrying each other to keep their fortune in the family.

Rhode Island — The “Conjuring” House

Twitter / Micky
Twitter / Micky

You know that movie “The Conjuring?” Well, it was based on a true story that happened in a real house — and this is it.

The residents of the house actually say that the movie is a pretty accurate representation of what happened — with a few artistic license taken here and there. An ancient satanist named Bathsheba really did haunt the house, and really did possess one of the kids (allegedly).

South Carolina — The Lizard Man

Youtube / TheLipTV
Youtube / TheLipTV

First spotted by a car driver who describes his reaction at the monster coming at him:

“I looked back and saw something running across the field towards me. It was about 25 yards away and I saw red eyes glowing. I ran into the car and as I locked it, the thing grabbed the door handle. I could see him from the neck down – the three big fingers, long black nails and green rough skin. It was strong and angry. I looked in my mirror and saw a blur of green running. I could see his toes and then he jumped on the roof of my car. I thought I heard a grunt and then I could see his fingers through the front windshield, where they curled around on the roof. I sped up and swerved to shake the creature off.” (Source)

The “lizard man” as he has been dubbed, has been seen several times since the initial report. Civilians and police alike have also reported finding abandoned cars with bizarre bite and scratch marks imprinted on them.

Rumors of his existence sprang back into public discourse after a woman claimed to snap a picture of the lizard man (above) in 2015.

Jacob has written things @ Thought Catalog. Maybe Like him👍 and Follow him🙋?

Keep up with Jacob on Instagram, Twitter and

More From Thought Catalog