17. There’s a Woman in Your Cupboard
Legend: There are various legends along the theme of “You Are Not Alone” in which a house-dweller notices items missing or rearranged but doesn’t realize that someone else has been inhabiting their abode the whole time.
Reality: In 2008, suspicious because he noticed that items in his apartment had been moved around and food was often missing from his refrigerator, a Japanese man set up a surveillance camera. Footage revealed a 58-year-old homeless woman descending from a cupboard in which she’d lived on a tiny futon for over a year. (source)
18. Man Calls Hooker & It’s His Daughter
Legend: There are various urban legends involving a man seeking services from a sex worker, only to realize it’s his wife or a relative.
Reality: In 2008, a Zimbabwean man named Titus Ncube ordered a prostitute to his motel room, only to find that the woman who showed up was his 20-year-old daughter. (source)