While this story is several months old, I am posting it because I believe that all people need to be aware of the dangers that come with games such as the one these teens died from. We cannot say that it’s only teens that would be stupid enough to do this. Adults have done some pretty lame things. If you or anyone you know has ever considered trying this game, please reconsider. No one’s life is worth testing the validity of a ghostly legend.
Five teens inside a Jeep were playing a game, based on ghost legends, when they parked on railroad tracks just after midnight Tuesday morning.
“They were playing a stupid game called ‘Ghost Train,’ and the object is to get scared, kind of like telling stories on Halloween,” said Butler County Coroner Jim Akers. “The game was to park on the tracks, let the windows fog up inside and let your mind play tricks on you.”
But the game took a deadly turn when a real Amtrak train approached and the driver couldn’t restart her vehicle, Akers said. Three of the teens got out safely, but two girls in a panic couldn’t unbuckle their seatbelts in time. The Jeep’s owner returned to the car and helped unbuckle her friends, just as the train smashed into the vehicle, Akers said.
In February 2006, the story of the Slender Man is born in The Something Awful Forums— specifically the forum to “create paranormal images“– but the admitted myth has become something of an urban legend, which has frequently been confused with the supernatural.
She Searches the River at Night
La Llorona is a popular legend among Latino communities across the United States. La Llorona means “the crying lady” in Spanish. There are a few different versions, some of which I will cover here. It is such a moving and disturbing story that it has been written about in folk lore, and even song.
Most urban legends serve the purpose of driving home a commonly accepted, but often overlooked bit of “common sense” or, more appropriately “street smarts”. The following Urban Legend was probably created to strike fear in the hearts of those who are too trusting of strangers in this modern age of Facebook, email and electronic dating– Can you really trust the person on the other side of the computer? … or is this just another dimension of– the URBAN LEGEND ZONE?! (Okay, so I’m no Rod Serling…)
Beware the I-4 Dead Zone!
Not far from the tourist capital of Orlando, Florida where the fairytale castles of Disney enchant hearts young and old, and the racing roller coasters of Universal’s Islands of Adventures leave riders white knuckled with exhilaration, lies a quarter mile stretch of interstate called the Dead Zone. Along the palm tree bordered stretches of asphalt, there seems to be a mystery afoot.