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State’s Urban Legends: Vermont

By Richard Paolinelli / July 19, 2018

There is something about the New England area that just lends itself to spooky urban legends. Vermont is no exception to this rule. The Hayden Family Curse There are curses that have been laid on villages that have passed down through the years to continue striking at their targets. But when one is dialed in […]


State’s Urban Legends: Utah

By Richard Paolinelli / July 18, 2018

Utah may be a small state and sparsely populated. But it hosts more than its fair share of some really great urban legends. Escalante Petrified Forest Curse It’s only natural when visiting the Escalante Petrified Forest to reach down and pick up a broken off piece of a petrified tree as a keepsake. Many people […]


State’s Urban Legends: Texas

By Richard Paolinelli / July 17, 2018

The Lone Star State of Texas is one big place. “The sun has ris, the sun has set and here I am in Texas yet” is an old saying in the state for a reason. So you figure they have some mighty large urban legends within the state lines. The Candy Lady Back in the […]


State’s Urban Legends: Tennessee

By Richard Paolinelli / July 16, 2018

Tennessee is the home of the Jack Daniel’s distillery – in Lynchburg if you are planning a visit. You might think the people who cooked up these urban legends did so after sampling some of the latest product. Old Green Eyes Old Green Eyes is not a wanna-be Frank Sinatra doomed to haunt bars as a […]


Mercury Falls by Robert Kroese

By Hawkings Austin / July 16, 2018

Robert Kroese has a marvelous sense of humor and Mercury Falls is perfect. I’ve read a couple of his other books, Starship Grifters and The Dream of the Iron Dragon. They are good books, but for humor, this is much better. As a side note: The Dream of the Iron Dragon should be up for […]


State’s Urban Legends: South Dakota

By Stanley Gray / July 15, 2018

From Sica Hollow to the Black Hills, South Dakota is a magical place of rolling hills and folklore. For the avid urban fantasy fan, South Dakota is definitely an interesting place to explore. Black Hills Because of the rich Native American tradition in the state, many of the urban legends associated with it trace their […]


State’s Urban Legends: South Carolina

By Richard Paolinelli / July 14, 2018

When South Carolina is not dealing with hurricanes, it has some very spooky urban legends floating about to keep things lively. The death of Julia Legare Buried alive. It is a fear shared by many people. So much so that there is a small industry devoted to devices to help the living escape a premature visit […]


State’s Urban Legends: Rhode Island

By Richard Paolinelli / July 13, 2018

Rhode Island ranks dead last among the 50 states in area. But the smallest state in the Union stands toe-to-toe with her sisters when it comes to urban legends. The Devil’s footprints Near North Kingston, Rhode Island lies a forest with a very peculiar rock. It looks like there is a human footprint in the […]


State’s Urban Legends: Pennsylvania

By Richard Paolinelli / July 12, 2018

Pennsylvania is home to the birthplace of the United States of America – a birthday we celebrated about a week ago. But the state is also home to some urban legends that even home state spooky filmmaker M. Knight Shyamalan couldn’t have dreamed up. Charlie No-Face/The Glowing Green Man Some legends are made so much better […]


State’s Urban Legends: Oregon

By Stanley Gray / July 11, 2018

Urban fantasy offers readers a chance to mix magic with reality. It is perhaps this blend of authenticity and fantasy that continues to draw new fans into the fold. But, what about the magical myths that provide inspiration and entertainment in the pages of real histories? It seems that they, too, help drive people to explore. […]