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State’s Urban Legends: Maine

By Richard Paolinelli / June 23, 2018

Maine is as far east as you can go and still be in the United States. But it is also home to some eerie urban legends. Maybe that is why Stephen King likes the place so much? Wood Island Light Lighthouses are supposed to be navigational aids to ensure safe passage into port for seamen. […]

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State’s Urban Legends: Louisiana

By Richard Paolinelli / June 22, 2018

Louisiana is the birthplace of gothic horror novelist Anne Rice. And after checking out some urban legends around Louisiana, now we know why she is considered the Queen of her genre.   The Vampire Comte de Saint Germain This legend is centered around a person who actually lived back in the 18th Century but didn’t […]

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State’s Urban Legends: Kentucky

By Richard Paolinelli / June 21, 2018

I spent three months in Kentucky once. It was the longest year of my life. But the Bluegrass State does have a few very interesting urban legends. Check them out: The Witch Girl of Pilot’s Knob According to legend, back in 1916 Mary Evelyn¬†Ford and her mother were accused of witchcraft and burned at the […]

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State’s Urban Legends: Kansas

By Richard Paolinelli / June 20, 2018

“Carry on my wayward son. There’ll be sleep when you are done. Lay your weary head to rest. Don’t you cry no more.” Come on, is there any other way to start of our review of urban legends in Kansas than with the theme song to Supernatural? Speaking of… Stull, Kansas and the Gateway to […]

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State’s Urban Legends: Iowa

By Richard Paolinelli / June 19, 2018

Okay, I’ve been waiting for this one. I live less than an hour away from the Iowa state line and I want to know just how scary the place can be. I mean, it has all of those cornfields and I’ve watched enough movies to know what happens out there amongst the corn stalks.   […]

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State’s Urban Legends: Indiana

By Richard Paolinelli / June 18, 2018

Ok, Illinois was weird, right? But what about its neighbor to the east, Indiana? Can the Hoosiers top what we’ve experienced so far? Let’s check it out and see for ourselves.   The 100 Steps Cemetery Head over to Brazil, Indiana and you will find a graveyard that dates back to the 1860s. If you […]

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State’s Urban Legends: Illinois

By Richard Paolinelli / June 17, 2018

Today we pull into Illinois with an eye out for any supernatual legends we can find. And boy are there a few to find in this state.   Homey The Clown Look, I’m not one of those folks that gets creeped out by clowns. My first stuffed toy was a Bozo the Clown doll. (Hey, […]

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State’s Urban Legends: Idaho

By Richard Paolinelli / June 16, 2018

We’re back in the contiguous 48 for the remainder of our tour of urban legends and we’ve landed in Idaho. The good news? There’s no potato-relate scare lurking out there. The bad news? The potato-related scares might be less scary than these three.   The Phantom Jogger of Canyon Hill Canyon Hill Cemetery sits in […]

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State’s Urban Legends: Hawaii

By Richard Paolinelli / June 15, 2018

It may be the last state to join the Union, but Hawaii has been inhabited for a very long time. Long enough to collect a couple of impressive urban legends that might have you saying “aloha” on your next visit.   The Night Marchers You go to Hawaii to hang out on the beach, right? […]

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State’s Urban Legends: Georgia

By Richard Paolinelli / June 14, 2018

So I am heading to Georgia later this year. I’ll be in Atlanta but hopefully nowhere near any of these urban legends of Georgia.   Vampire Club There does not appear to be a “first rule of Vampire Club is you don’t talk about Vampire Club” at play here. Atlanta sports the Masquerade Night Club […]

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