Urban Legends Investigated: The Clock Man Video

Are you familiar with The Clock Man Video? It is a rather well-known meme, and originated from an animated Czech short video that aired on Nickelodeon’s Pinwheel show. The short film follows a young girl who is taken on a trip by a mysterious man who crawls out of her clock. She is returned to her room just before sunrise […]

Urban Legends Investigated: The 1962 Halloween Massacre

A picture has been distributed all across the internet showing a bunch of dressed-up partygoers allegedly during a Halloween costume party in 1962. The picture shows how terrifying costumes were back in the day, but it has also a more depressing backstory – at least, according to the urban legend. The Story The man in the black mask, featured on […]

Urban Legends Investigated: Peter Bergmann

On June 16, 2009, the body of Peter Bergmann was discovered near the rocks of Rosses Point Beach in Sligo County in Ireland. Investigation revealed that the body belonged to Peter Bergmann, or rather the man who had been known under this alias in Sligo, as it turned out that this wasn’t the man’s real name. From the moment Peter […]

Urban Legends Investigated: The Bleeding House

You would think, judging by the title of this post, that the Bleeding House is just another myth or urban legend. Because let’s be honest here: there’s no posisble way a house could actually be bleeding from its walls, right? Even if a gory murder was committed inside the property, at most you’d find blood splatter colouring the walls, but […]

Urban Legends Investigated: Slender Man

Sometimes reality is scarier than fiction. Such is the story of Slender Man, a fictional figure invented for a Photoshop contest who was brought to life through stories on CreepyPasta that further developed the myth. There is a whole page on CreepyPasta dedicated to the Slender Man. Appearance Slender Man appears to be male. He has extremely long, slender arms […]

Urban Legends Investigated: The Expressionless

So, I’ve spent the last few weeks slightly obsessed with urban legends of the internet, CreepyPasta and the like. There’s just something about urban legends, you know? A hundred years ago, people told each other scary stories huddled around campfires. Now, we have to hear (or well, read) about our creepy stories through the internet. The principle is the same, […]